A collaboration of coast and countryside organisations on The Lizard Peninsula

Exmoor Pony (species profile)

Exmoor Pony, the-lizard.org, CornwallThis tough pony is another of our hard-working grazers, helping to conserve the heathland and coastal habitats of The Lizard.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Harvest Mouse (species profile)

Harvest MouseYou are more likely to spot the closely woven nest of a Harvest Mouse than the animal itself.
Photo: ©Natural England/Julian Dowse


Hedgehog (species profile)

HedgehogHedgehogs are not numerous on the Lizard, but keep an eye out on those late evening strolls from spring to autumn.
Photo: ©Natural England/Allan Drewitt

Highland Cattle

Highland Cow, Mullion Cliffs, CornwallThe hardiness of this distinctive breed makes it an excellent choice for conservation grazing.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Otter (species profile)

OtterThe shy Otter can be hard to spot, but look for its spraints along river courses and by the coast.
Photo: ©Natural England/Allan Drewitt

Rabbit (species profile)

RabbitWe’re very familiar with rabbits in Britain, but did you know they are in serious decline in their native range in south-west Europe?
Photo: ©Natural England/Allan Drewitt

Red fox (species profile)

The Red Fox is largely nocturnal fox, but can sometimes be spotted in the daytime.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

Roe Deer (species profile)

Roe DeerAlthough more common in the east and centre of Cornwall, Roe Deer have more recently been spreading to the west, including the Lizard.
Photo: Pascal Vuylsteker, via Wikimedia Commons (see main article for full attribution)