|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
Cramlington Comma Survey
© 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.
|Did you know?|
|Native American braves would flog themselves with nettles to keep themselves awake while on watch.|