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



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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