Moselle viewing panel at Coombes Croft Library

Coombes Croft Library: Do You Know What Lies Beneath It….?

Below the pavement, just outside the door of Coombes Croft Library, lies one of Haringey’s best known natural streams – the Moselle Brook or Stream.

Its name and its spelling has varied...

Coombes Croft Library, Culvert, Daylighting, Ecology, Libraries, Lost Rivers, River Moselle

Sewage fungus in the Moselle River, coating the reeds - Courtesy Theo Thomas, Thames21

The Moselle River is Telling Us 'It is Ill'

Sewage fungus is a clear sign a river is sick. It grows when the pollution in the river is bad enough to see bacteria grow so much that it forms long grey feathery strands and clumps.


Clean Water, Ecology, Lordship Rec, Pollution, River Moselle, Sewage Fungus, Sewer, Sustainability, Waste Water

Three-spined stickleback

Three-Spined Stickleback

"Three-spined sticklebacks are the classic “tiddler” of British waters and many other areas in the northern hemisphere. There are populations in marine and freshwater with some migrating between...

Ecology, River Moselle, Stickleback

Glass eel, juvenile European eel

European Eel

"European eels (Anguilla anguilla) have a long and complex life cycle. They are a migratory, catadromous fish, feeding and growing in fresh water but returning to the sea to spawn. Their spawning...

Ecology, Eels, River Lea, River Moselle, River Thames

Small eel with eel researcher

Eel Research in the Thames and its Tributaries

"ZSL is monitoring eel migrations in the Thames and its tributaries as a result of the decline in the number of European eels returning to the UK.

"Eel Monitoring 2The European eel (...

Ecology, Eels, River Lea, River Moselle, River Thames, Tributary

Stickleback drawing

Three-Spined Stickleback - Young People’s Trust for the Environment

"Three-spined stickleback: Gasterosteus aculeatus

"Distribution: there are eight species of stickleback throughout the Northern Hemisphere. The three- spined and ten-spined may be found in...

Ecology, River Lea, River Moselle, River Thames, Science, Stickleback