Be Nice to Nettles Week
  a CONE initiative
“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



Nettle Week Supporters

The following organisations and individuals have a great appreciation for the nettle and the environment.

Create your own nettle patchProfessor Chris Baines
Leading Environmental Broadcaster, Writer and Advisor to Government Ministers.

Chris has a longstanding passion for urban wildlife and has written many books and articles on the subject. He is a great supporter of CONE and the National Be Nice to Nettles Initiative.

Butterfly Conservation
Butterfly Conservation is dedicated to the saving of wild butterflies and their habitats.

Manor Yard
East Lulworth
BH20 5QP
United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0)1929 400209
Facsimile: +44 (0)1929 400210
E-mail :

Northumberland Wildlife TrustNorthumberland Wildlife Trust
Garden House
St. Nicholas Park
Jubilee Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0)191 284 6884
Facsimile: +44 (0)191 284 6794
E-mail :

London Wildlife TrustLondon Wildlife Trust
Harling House
47-51 Great Suffolk Street
United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0)207 261 0447
Facsimile: +44 (0)207 261 0538

The Natural History MuseumThe Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
United Kingdom



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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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