The local prehistoric woodland was a great place to find food, including:

 

- herbs,

- nuts,

- berries,

- fruits and

- vegetables.

 

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:

 

- seaweed,

- fish,

- 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.

Woodland berries

Woodland berries

Crustacean (Shrimp)

Crustacean (Shrimp)

Herbs (Sage)

Herbs (Sage)

Salt Marsh Samphire

Salt Marsh Samphire

Oystercatcher eggs

Oystercatcher eggs

Nettle leaves

Nettle leaves

Gatherers -
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