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Classic British Wildlife Sites - The Lizard Peninsula

By - Andrew Byfield

When the eminent Cambridge botanist, John Ray, recorded 'Juniper or Firre-leaved heath [Erica vagans], with many flowers. By the way-side going from Helston to Lezard-point in Cornwall, plentifully' in 1667, he contributed the first botanical record for the Lizard Peninsula. On reaching Lizard Point, he added Autumn Squill, Scilla autumnalis, Fringed Rupturewort, Herniaria ciliolata, and Wild Asparagus, Asparagus officinalis spp. prostratus, all growing abundantly, and the last two new to the British flora (Ray 1670).

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist