Weekend Expedition Plans: Pacific Spirit Park

One of the largest wooded areas in Greater Vancouver is the former UBC Endowment lands, now known as Pacific Spirit Park. Of all the large parks in the region, I have spent the least amount of time in this one. I do not live close by, and it takes a while to get there, but I thought it might be fun to check out. Highlights of some of my past trips included Ceruchus striatus (see below), one of our few stag beetles… Stand by for a full report Sunday or Monday!

Pretty bad photo, but a pretty badass beetle!

3 thoughts on “Weekend Expedition Plans: Pacific Spirit Park

  1. I didn’t even know we had *any* stag beetles in our area! I’ll have to keep an eye out for them.

  2. I just noticed the mite on it & another by the rear leg. Are they parasitic or the kind that use large beetles for transportation (don’t know if there’s a correct term for that) & are the two mites even the same species? Or maybe you’ll include the info in your write-up.

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