|Stingers are a vital part of growing up, giving us one of the most painful early memories of close contact with nature.|
It is much later in life that most of us realise just how valuable they are, especially for some of our most beautiful wild creatures.
Without stinging nettles, peacock, small tortoiseshell and red admiral butterflies would have nowhere to lay their eggs, so do please find a space for nettles somewhere in your neighbourhood.
Professor Chris Baines
Environmentalist and Broadcaster
Nettle Week Activities
Want to do something during Be Nice to Nettles Week? Take a look at some of the suggestions below
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|Did you know?|
|Horse breeders have often added nettle seeds to horse feeds to give the animals a sleek coat.|