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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

 

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