NNR Events

Events to celebrate the expansion of the Lizard National Nature Reserve

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The bright buttery glint of Lesser Celandine in the hedgerows and fields is a welcome early sign of spring. 
Photo: Steve Townsend

 

This pretty three-petalled plant can be found in the summer at the edges of water and in boggy puddles. Good places to look are Goonhilly, Windmill Farm and the Grochall Track down to Kynance.
Photo: Amanda Scott

Long-headed Clover, one of the the Lizard’s clover specialities, flowers on the cliffs at Caerthillian in early summer.
Photo: Steve Townsend

 

 

Marsh Ragwort can be seen flowering in the marshier places and wet meadows on the Lizard from high summer to early autumn.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Oak Marble Galls are a common gall on oak trees. 
Photo: Ray Surridge

 

 

Opposite-leaved Golden-saxifrage is a low, spreading plant that lights up damp shady places with a golden glow in spring.
Photo: Steve Townsend

 

Oxeye DaisyHedgerows and verges are full of Oxeye Daisies glowing white and bright throughout the summer. 
Photo: Amanda Scott

No prizes for guessing why this mushroom is called the Parasol…This one was spotted at Soapy Cove.
Photo: Steve Townsend

 

Penny Bun (Boletus edulis)Edible Penny Bun mushrooms are not often found on the Lizard; these were spotted in a spruce plantation recently.
Photo: Steve Townsend

PillwortLook out for the rare, small fern Pillwort, which is benefitting from conservation work on the Lizard. Ruan Pool on Windmill Farm is a good place to search.
Photo: Steve Townsend