A collaboration of coast and countryside organisations on The Lizard Peninsula

   

It is only fleeting. Within weeks the rain and wind will do their bit, and often there will be ponies or cattle on site to root around amongst the toasted spines and stumps that remain.

The spring sunshine warms up the soil that may not have seen the light of day for decades, and it will invigorate a seed bank of plants, both common and rare, showy and subtle. So although burning may not seem much like nature conservation at first glance, keep a watchful eye over the next couple of weeks as charcoal black transforms into every colour of the rainbow.

 

Published: March 2013

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