The stag beetle search in winter….

The author is currently studying the stag beetle population in Bavaria for their bachelor’s thesis and is excited to see the results of the collected data. They mention that they are taking care of a nest of a special stag beetle pair through a video link. In Rhineland-Palatinate, they have analyzed data since 2000 and are in contact with a European team to contribute to the overview of distribution data in Europe. They mention that winter is the time for evaluation and preparation, as the stag beetles are resting underground. The author expresses appreciation for the contributions of two volunteers from Aachen and Brittany, Azilis and Jannis, who are helping with the stag beetle search. They also mention that they are getting older in the team, but that the young people challenge them every day and keep them fit.