Saving England's most threatened species from extinction

Violet Click Beetle

The Violet Click Beetle is known from only three sites in England, where it is dependent on rotting hollows in ancient trees.

Our Ancients of the Future project is trialling ‘beetle boxes’ - wooden boxes filled with sawdust, leaf mould and pigeon poo that emulate the rotting hollows in an ancient trees – to find out if Violet Click Beetles will use them for breeding