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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

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, 12 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.
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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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