The local prehistoric woodland was a great place to find food, including:
- fruits and
The hunter-gatherers had an amazing knowledge of the plants in their environment - for example they knew how to make nettle leaves into soup!
The reed beds and mudflats at Formby were a rich habitat for:
- crustaceans (shrimps, cockles and clams) and
- coastal plants such as samphire.
Stone age people could have added to their diet with the eggs of wading birds which nested in the reed beds.