Holly at Christmas

Holly at Christmas

Holly can be found throughout the Lizard and interestingly in Cornwall, holly was once traditionally used instead of a Christmas tree. It is such a symbol of Christmas and today, it remains probably the most popular plant for Christmas decorations. Holly was adopted...
Lizard in the war years

Lizard in the war years

I have been re-reading The Lizard in Landewednack, a great little book which we keep at the Cellars. It is very informative and was produced by the Lizard History Society. One of our neighbours was very involved with it. There was some interesting information from the...
Lizard Tales

Lizard Tales

This time whilst at the Cellars I bought two booklets Lizard Tales 1 and 11 which contains tales from elderly Lizard villagers. It was produced in 1997 and some are no longer with us so it is great they were encouraged to put pen to paper. Several mentioned how in the...
Declines in cornish insects

Declines in cornish insects

Some shocking news came out this week on the decline of insects in Cornwall since 1980. The study looked at 23 species of bees and estimated that as a group their distribution across Cornwall has declined by 44%. The distribution of wasps has declined by 71% and the...
Choughs in Botallack

Choughs in Botallack

I had heard there were more Choughs – the famous Cornwall black birds with red legs and red beaks –  around Botallack compared to the Lizard where there is only one pair, but we did not expect to see any.  However we were on the inland part of our circular...

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