You can help bring back our beetles

Common Dumble Dor © Vaughn Mattews

Beetles are an important (and exciting!) part of any healthy wildlife garden. Download your FREE guide to Bringing Back Beetles in your own garden, with instructions for building your very own beetle bucket, beetle bank, or dead hedge.

Simply put, beetles live everywhere and beetles do everything.

Green Tiger Beetle

© Chris Lawrence

There are so many different types of beetles in the UK, (4000+ species) that you are sure to find them in every nook and cranny of your garden. Because they’ve been around for longer than most (about 230 million years) they have evolved over time to become the most varied organism on this planet, in fact, one out of every four animals on planet Earth is a beetle….and scientists are still discovering more!

Not only do beetles come in an amazing variety of colours, sizes, and shapes – they are also important predators, they act as food for larger animals (such as hedgehogs and birds), and pollinate our flowers and crops. They even help to recycle nutrients, by eating and digesting plants and returning their goodness back to the soil.

Ladybirds, leaf beetles, chafers, ground beetles, rove beetles and longhorns are perhaps  amongst the more well-known beetles in our gardens, but there are so many more to discover. They live in water, in the soil, up trees, in bee burrows and ant nests, in our homes; they visit flowers, they patrol leaves, and they fly and give us a fright when they bump into our windows at night, they are amazing, but they need your help.  

Download your FREE guide to Bringing Back Beetles in your own garden, with instructions for building your very own beetle bucket, beetle bank, or dead hedge. Pledge to create a beetle home and watch it appear on our map of the UK! 

Download 'Bring back our beetles' leaflet

Stag Beetle

Stag Beetle ©Terry Whittaker