|Stinging nettles give us an insight into both the capacity for nature to flourish even in some of the hardest urban conditions, and how plants are essential in providing us with some of the neccessities of life.|
Not only do they provide excellent food for some butterflies and moths, but we can make tea from their leaves, use them as dyes, and once stung we will never forget their power to protect - as good a piece of environmental education as any.
Urban Advisor, English Nature
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?|
|Cloth made from nettle fibres was used as a substitute for cotton to produce German Army uniforms during the First World War.|