A collaboration of coast and countryside organisations on The Lizard Peninsula

Grey Bush-cricket

This female Grey Bush-cricket climbed on to a rucksack strap to pose for the camera at Kynance.
Photo: Amanda Scott

Hairy Beech Gall

Hairy Beech GallIn late summer into autumn, you may see small cylindrical growths on Beech leaves. These are made by the gall midge Hartigiola annulipes. Look out for them when exploring the woods of the Helford River.
Photo: Amanda Scott


HornetHornets are not anything like as fearsome as they look.
Photo: Ray Surridge

Jumping Spider

Jumping Spider (photo by Tony Blunden)This attractive little species of Jumping Spider was spotted at Kennack Sands.
Photo: Tony Blunden

Keeled Skimmer

Keeled SkimmerKeeled Skimmers can be spotted near the pools at Higher Bochym in summer.
Photo: Kate Dalziel


Leptothrix discophora (photo by Amanda Scott)No, it’s not a miniature oil slick. That oily film on the surface of puddles on The Lizard is an iron-oxidizing bacterium.
Photo: Amanda Scott

Marmalade Fly

Marmalade flyThe Marmalade Fly, our most common hoverfly, can be seen most of the year, as overwintering adults will emerge on sunny winter days.
Photo: Amanda Scott

Migrant Hawker

Migrant Hawker, dragonfly, Cornwall, The LizardThis dragonfly species is on the wing well into the autumn, and can often be seen away from the ponds where it breeds.
Photo: Ray Surridge