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Lepidopteran of the month: Small tortoiseshell butterfly

Here’s my Lepidopteran of the Month series, back after a few months’ hibernation. You might choose to follow my ‘butterfly’ tag for other posts in this series. Today, in June, let’s admire the small tortoiseshell butterfly (Aglais urticae) which I … Continue reading

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Ecology of stinging nettles

Originally posted on changinglifestyleblog:
 ECOLOGY OF STINGING NETTLES Urtica dioica the stinging nettles with its stems and leaves densely   covered with stinging hairs, which release potential pain-inducing toxins   when brushing contact is made with them, is rarely eaten…

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History of the uses of nettles

Originally posted on changinglifestyleblog:
History of the uses of nettles Fabric woven of nettle fibre has been found in burial sites dating back to the Bronze age. A Bronze Age (2200 – 700 BCE) body was discovered in Denmark wrapped…

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