Building a stag beetle pile/ a stag beetle cradle
Stag beetles ( Lucanus cervus ) are a highly endangered species in Germany, which suffer particularly from the lack of rotten, fungus-infested deadwood in German commercial forests. As a relief measure for this species, one can, among other things, create a stag beetle pile/cradle.
To do this, rotten oak trunk parts are placed together in a 30 – 50 cm deep pit and the spaces in between are filled with oak chips and soil. Then everything is covered with the remaining soil.
Since there is enough oak wood at the Haste campus as a waste product from cutting back the lightning-strike oak, we can give it a new, sensible use.
After the work is done, we can all exchange ideas over a few beers or other cold drinks.
Participation is free of charge.
The maximum number of participants is 15.
The 2G rule applies. However, a self-test by the participants is welcome.