Sunday, 22 May 2011
Rewind to my blog post of 15th March last year, in which I reported that we had a contractor on site to carry out the restoration of about 400 metres of old cart-track which hadn't been used for many years. When these ancient thoroughfares across the Lizard heathlands were in regular use, they provided ideal habitat for some extremely rare plants such as Pygmy Rush, which requires repeated ground disturbance to survive. In Britain, this plant has only been recorded from the Lizard peninsula but even here it has undergone a severe decline.
Flowering Pygmy Rush (about 5cms tall)
As Tony said, I think we can call that a success. Many thanks to Andy Byfield of Plantlife for arranging funding for this work.