One of the main aspects of managing a floristically rich NNR such as the Lizard is controlling those plant species which could come to dominate a habitat and exclude other, rarer plants. Such work could be at the level of clearing scrub from around a rocky outcrop noted for a rare species, through to the broader sweep of controlled burning and grazing. Much of this management takes place during the winter months when many species are dormant, but this is not exclusively the case. For example, this summer NNR staff and volunteers have been trialling various methods to control the spread of bracken on the towans at Kennack. Another species to which we have turned our attention is to be found in the quieter confines of central Goonhilly.