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Pledge “beetlebucket”

"I will bury a bucket to create a home for stag beetles but only if 8 other people will do the same."

— Edmund von der Burg

Deadline to sign up by: 12th May 2005
8 people signed up

Country: United Kingdom

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Stag beetle are endangered at the moment in the UK. There is currently a project on at the moment to create artificial breeding sites for them around the UK by burying plastic buckets filled with dead wood. For details see http://www.speciesdata.co.uk/cgi-bin/sta...

The actual bucket etc should not cost more than a few pounds and the burying should not take more than a few minutes.

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  • Whereabouts would I put my bucket? I live in a rented town house, so don't have my own land to put it on. Are there other good places?
  • How about a window box? You could plant a small bucket, of the style used for sandcastles. Or would that be too small?
    Etienne Pollard, 9 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Well, I'm also in a basement room. But there is a very small cemented yard, so if a window box worked it could go there. Ed?
  • I fear that the buckets really need to go into the groud proper so that passing stag beetles will find them. Also the buckets should remain undisturbed for a few years. Perhaps there is a bit of common land near you - although that may count as littering. It all helps I suppose.
  • Hi,
    Rather late - but I'm burying the bucket this pm.
    Hodges' Health Career - Care Domains - Model
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Current signatories (Green text = they've done it)

Edmund von der Burg, the Pledge Creator, joined by:

  • tar
  • Rob Wilkinson
  • Birgitta von der Burg
  • ki ellwood
  • Peter Jones
  • Peter Wainman
  • Ewan Leith
  • Victoria Wilkinson

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