A collaboration of coast and countryside organisations on The Lizard Peninsula

Palmate Newt

Palmate NewtFor those of you with garden ponds, keep an eye out for Palmate Newts enjoying the water in spring.
Photo: Debbie Sea-Kay

Common Lizard

Common Lizard © Natural England/Allan DrewittCommon Lizards vary quite a bit in colour, from green to brown. 
Photo: © Natural England/Allan Drewitt


Autumn is when Common Toads begin their migration back to their breeding pool, making this a time of year when this mainly nocturnal species can be more easily spotted.
Photo: Ilya Maclean

Slow Worm

Slow Worms are perhaps our most secretive lizards.
Photo: Ray Surridge

Common Frog

Frogspawn is usually seen very early in the Spring on the Lizard, often as early as January, in pools and even in waterlogged ruts on tracks. 
Photo: Amanda Scott


Adders (Dougy Wright)

Adders can be spotted as the weather begins to get warmer and they emerge from hibernation.
Photo: Dougy Wright