NNR Events

Events to celebrate the expansion of the Lizard National Nature Reserve

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Hairy Curtain CrustA fungus of dead wood from broadleaf trees, Hairy Curtain Crust can be found throughout the year. This colony was spotted on fallen oak at Penrose.
Photo: Amanda Scott

Harebell

Nodding Harebell flowers start to blossom on the Lizard from July, taking over from Sheep’s-bit as it begins to fade.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Hart's-tongueThe woods behind Kennack Sands are a great spot for ferns, including the distinctive and evergreen Hart’s-tongue.
Photo: Amanda Scott

The fluffy pink flowers of Hemp-agrimony blossom in damp places on the Lizard in mid- to late-summer.
Photo: Amanda Scott

 

Holly“Deck the halls with boughs of holly”…Perhaps the favourite plant for Christmas decorations, Holly is also one of our most familiar woodland shrubs. Look out for its evergreen leaves on the Lizard throughout the year.
Photo: Amanda Scott

The bright pink and yellow flowers of Hottentot-fig look cheerful on sea cliffs in the summer, but this is an introduced and invasive species.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

Ivy provides shelter and food for many species of invertebrates, birds and small mammals, so its autumn flowers are a welcome sight. Look out for it climbing up trees or carpeting woodland floors.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Jelly EarJelly Ear fungus can be spotted in the autumn and right through winter. It is usually found on dead or dying Elder wood.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

Kidney Vetch (photo by Amanda Scott)

The books say Kidney Vetch blooms from June, but this is The Lizard, so it flowers from May. Look out for it on cliff tops and sand dunes from late spring through into summer.
Photo: Amanda Scott

 

 

Look out for the ‘Catherine Wheel’ leaf rosettes of Land Quillwort between autumn and spring, a plant that, in mainland Britain, is only found on the Lizard.
Photo: Steve Townsend