Be Nice to Nettles Week
  a CONE initiative
“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



Garden Nettle Patch Survey

Please tell us about the wildlife in your garden nettle patch.

Don't worry if you can't identify everything in your nettle patch - just describe what you find as best you can. We are simply after a broad picture of the value of garden nettle patches this year - the results will be used to formulate a more comprehensive survey in future years.

Date of sighting:

please enter date in the following format:
e.g. 23/05/2002

please enter post code or
Ordnance Survey Grid Reference

About your nettle patch
please describe your nettle patch in terms of size and location.
e.g. 1 metre diameter clump at the base of a south west facing fence.

What did you find?
e.g. several ladybird larvae feeding on aphids.

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