Excavations in Coldfall Wood in 1835 found marine fossils, shells and rocks from the north of England. This proved that ice sheets had reached this far south during the Anglian ice age about 450,000 years ago.

from The Glacial Drifts of Muswell Hill and Finchley (Henry Walker 1874) By Henry Walker, F.G.S.

from The Glacial Drifts of Muswell Hill and Finchley (Henry Walker 1874)
By Henry Walker, F.G.S.

 


 

Coldfall Wood is home to Britain’s smallest, rarest and most mysterious glow worm: the Lesser European Glow worm

Lesser European glow worm (Phosphaenus hemipterus ) - male

Lesser European glow worm (Phosphaenus hemipterus ) – male


 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Looking for something?

Use the form below to search the site:


Still not finding what you're looking for? Drop us a note so we can take care of it!