Collecting beetles in lower mainland, British Columbia

I want to collect some beetles. Does any one have any idea where to find them in lower mainland, BC?

How much patience do you have for this? The most obvious thing I would do is to check out natural areas in a map, and then spend some time there. I would also double check on appropriate laws and regulations and ensure you adhere to them.

PS. The forum is international, but I believe a lot of us knows BC is in Canada.

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I live in the Southern Gulf Islands rather than the mainland but if you live near the coast the situation is very similar. I find edge areas to be very productive when searching for beetles. Hedgerows, field/forest edges, stone walls, etc. are all great especially if they catch whatever morning sun is available.

Pitfall traps work very well this time of year.

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Thanks for the helpful info! And its great idea to make a pitfall trap. It didn’t cross my mind, but now I’ll make one.