|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
Try your hand at some of our online games. How will you fare in the true or false quiz?
|Play true or false?|
Test your knowledge of the nettle. Will you be the pick of the patch or will you be stung?
|Did you know?|
|Horse breeders have often added nettle seeds to horse feeds to give the animals a sleek coat.|