· By Herb Lester

Queen’s Wood, London

Extract from Wild London.

A dark, fairytale wood of ancient oak, hornbeam, wild service, beech, ash, maple and holly. Three species of woodpecker can be seen (and heard), along with goldcrests, sparrows, song thrushes, sparrowhawks, tree creepers and wrens, and an alarming variety of spiders have been recorded.

Queen's Wood
Muswell Hill Road, N10

Photo: Adrian Scottow