Yesterday's work related trip to Lambeth resulted in a large quantity of dead wood being collected from a site earmarked for development.
The logs were delivered to a Kent nature reserve where they will be used to create stag beetle habitat piles. More information on stag beetles is available from The People's Trust for Endangered Species. During the removal of the wood several beetles were found. These turned out to be Lesser Stag Beetles. They might not be as large as their more famous relative, but they are still impressive insects none the less.