Be Nice to Nettles Week
  a CONE initiative
“Delicious nutritious nettles, bring to mind sunny childhood play days, excellent as an additive to compost and essential for some many caterpillars.

Thank you CONE for raising the profile and improving the reputation of this wild plant, and thanks alike to all who grow them in their garden for butterflies.”

Helen Firminger
Project Manager, London Wildlife Trust Centre for Wildlife Gardening



Cramlington Comma Survey

 Comma - Polygonia c-album 
 Copyright Alan Barnes
© Alan Barnes
We are interested to see how quickly the Comma butterfly is spreading northwards.

If you do see commas in and around Cramlington please complete the form below and then click on the submit button. Please submit one form for each time you see a Comma.

Don't worry if you don't live in Cramlington we'll take the reports from wherever you are!

You may also like to visit the Butterfly Conservation website to participate in the Garden Butterflies Count

If you want more information on recognising the butterfly visit our Comma page.

Date of sighting:

please enter date in the following format:
e.g. 23/05/2002
How many commas?

please enter number in figures,
e.g. 1, 2, etc.

please enter post code or
Ordnance Survey Grid Reference

What were the commas doing?
Feeding Other activity
BaskingPlease state:

Your details:
If you would like us to contact you when the results are posted please enter your name and e-mail address here.


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Nettles were often hung in bunches in larders because of their fly repellent properties.
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