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15 May 2015 Sandy Garland

Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica)


Watch out for Stinging Nettle at the FWG this year, especially in the Old Woods. It's growing abundantly and just in time for the arrival of Red Admirals, which lay eggs on this species. Sandy watched a couple of Red Admirals in our plant nursery on Friday morning, and later found this egg on a large Stinging Nettle plant. We'll be looking for caterpillars in a week and, hopefully, lots more adult Red Admirals in late June!

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Martin Lamoon17-May-2015 13:53
Well spotted, we have an abundance of nettles in the copse this year, so hopefully we will get some as well.
joseantonio16-May-2015 16:03
What a fascinating experience to follow the cicles of life.V.
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