Be Nice to Nettles Week
  a CONE initiative
“Within the Buckingham Palace gardens nettles play an important role in the wildlife habitat areas providing a valuable food source for caterpillars. I hope National Be Nice to Nettles Week is a great success and congratulate CONE on this exciting initiative.”

Mark Lane
Head Gardener, Buckingham Palace



Cramlington Comma Survey

 Comma - Polygonia c-album 
 Copyright Alan Barnes
© Alan Barnes
We are interested to see how quickly the Comma butterfly is spreading northwards.

If you do see commas in and around Cramlington please complete the form below and then click on the submit button. Please submit one form for each time you see a Comma.

Don't worry if you don't live in Cramlington we'll take the reports from wherever you are!

You may also like to visit the Butterfly Conservation website to participate in the Garden Butterflies Count

If you want more information on recognising the butterfly visit our Comma page.

Date of sighting:

please enter date in the following format:
e.g. 23/05/2002
How many commas?

please enter number in figures,
e.g. 1, 2, etc.

please enter post code or
Ordnance Survey Grid Reference

What were the commas doing?
Feeding Other activity
BaskingPlease state:

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


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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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