Archive | Dung Beetles

Learn about the industrious dung beetle, and how its presence signals the health of your soil. Learn how to manage your soil to encourage dung beetles to live in it.

A pair of beetles roll away a squirrel pellet at Springs Ranch in Fort Bidwell, California.

How to Establish Dung Beetles in Pastures (and Why You Want to Do This)

I only recently became interested in dung beetles, largely because it has only been recently that we have had any to become interested in. As a rancher, I must create the conditions for dung beetles to thrive, and they will come. The first time I saw dung beetles completely bury a manure pat in a […]

Front cover of Dung Beetles book

Book of the Week: Dung Beetles by Charles Walters

In his book Dung Beetles, Charles Walters digs deep into modern science and ancient history, traditional folklore and the best practical advice to resurrect the lowly dung beetle, exposing farmers and ranchers — and anyone with a desire to work more closely with nature — to this amazing creature. The excerpt below features the book’s […]