Nettles
 

  Be Nice to Nettles Week
  a CONE initiative
Nettles
 
“This is another clever initiative from CONE. It makes us think twice about the common yet important wildlife on our doorstep.

At Butterfly Conservation, being nice to nettles comes as second nature to us - we love them! Not only are nettles good for butterflies like Red Admiral, Comma and Peacock, they also have so much to offer to other wildlife. Our thanks go to CONE for increasing our awareness of this familiar and incredibly useful plant.”

Charlie Rugeroni
Butterfly Conservation - the leading organisation for the conservation of butterflies nationally

 

 
 
 

Garden Nettle Patch Survey

Please tell us about the wildlife in your garden nettle patch.

Don't worry if you can't identify everything in your nettle patch - just describe what you find as best you can. We are simply after a broad picture of the value of garden nettle patches this year - the results will be used to formulate a more comprehensive survey in future years.

Date of sighting:

please enter date in the following format:
dd/mm/yyyy
e.g. 23/05/2002
Location:

please enter post code or
Ordnance Survey Grid Reference

About your nettle patch
please describe your nettle patch in terms of size and location.
e.g. 1 metre diameter clump at the base of a south west facing fence.

What did you find?
e.g. several ladybird larvae feeding on aphids.


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

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Did you know?
Horse breeders have often added nettle seeds to horse feeds to give the animals a sleek coat.
 
 
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