PTES supports researchers in the UK and overseas working on a variety of projects which will, hopefully, lead to effective practical measures being taken in future to conserve wildlife worldwide. One of their projects is outlined here:

Bury Buckets 4 Beetles

This project is to monitor Britain’s largest terrestrial beetle – the stag beetle. All you need is a garden, allotment or any other small green space, a plastic bucket (when you register you get a voucher towards a bucket from B&Q), a little time and lots of patience.

Count me in. I just wish I’d heard about it earlier – I’d have buried my bucket this spring if I had.