Nettles
 

  Be Nice to Nettles Week
  a CONE initiative
Nettles
 
“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

 

 
 
 

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?
Roman soldiers posted in Britain were reputed to have brushed their limbs with nettles so the stings would warm them in the cold climate!
 
 
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