Nettles
 

  Be Nice to Nettles Week
  a CONE initiative
Nettles
 
“Stinging nettles give us an insight into both the capacity for nature to flourish even in some of the hardest urban conditions, and how plants are essential in providing us with some of the neccessities of life.

Not only do they provide excellent food for some butterflies and moths, but we can make tea from their leaves, use them as dyes, and once stung we will never forget their power to protect - as good a piece of environmental education as any.”

Mathew Frith
Urban Advisor, English Nature

 

 
 
 

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Links to nettle and environment related webpages. Some of our supporters have full contact information on our supporters page.

English NatureEnglish Nature
Your first port of call for many environmental issues.
Butterfly ConservationButterfly Conservation
The leading organisation for the conservation of butterflies in the UK.
Northumberland Wildlife TrustNorthumberland Wildlife Trust
London Wildlife TrustLondon Wildlife Trust

 

 
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Did you know?
Native American braves would flog themselves with nettles to keep themselves awake while on watch.
 
 
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