National ‘Be Nice to Nettles Week’ 2013

by Russ on May 11, 2013

Nettles aren't all sting, they have a wonder of good properties for both wildlife and us.From the 15th to the 26th May, we’ll be celebrating ‘Be Nice to Nettles Week‘. The week is celebrated right across the country and encourages people to consider the stinging nettle as a wildlife bonus, rather than a painful annoyance. Left alone these small plants offer a haven for many beautiful insects including many of our best loved butterflies.

Why not leave a small patch of your garden for these lush green plants – just a small clump of nettles can make all the difference. Earlier in April we reported on why the nettle sting in the way it does and how they can be so productive for your garden insects. ‘To find out about the infamous sting of the nettle and how you can get involved in this National Week, click on the links below.

National ‘Be Nice to Nettles’ Week: http://www.nettles.org.uk/nettles/activities.asp

Why do Nettles Sting:  http://www.naturetalksandwalks.co.uk/why-do-nettles-sting/

Canal Walks and Mueum Talks

Look up, look down, look all around!A BIG thank you also goes out to everyone who came along to our Lancaster Canal Walks on the 20th of April and Manchester Museum’s Nature’s Library Exhibit on the 27th of April. Both events were very well received and everyone involved had a ball!

For details on future events in Lancaster and at Manchester Museum, you can get in contact with us via phone or email.

Phone: 07505 149 582

Email: [email protected]

Don’t forget…

Leave a question or comment below about how you’ll be celebrating Be Nice to Nettles Week and you could be featured in next week’s blog! You can also send your wildlife pictures to:

[email protected]

Also remember to subscribe to our blog at the top right of the screen for updates on events,  your pictures, wild files and much more.

Take care, and stay on the wild side.

Russ


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