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Podcast on Stinging Nettles

Welcome! Here is a podcast on Stinging Nettles:

Matthew Oates tells us in what way Stinging Nettles and Man are similar, as well as many fascinating facts about how their stings actually work, and what benefits from their presence – we hope you enjoy it

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Matthew Oates

Matthew Oates in Cheltenham


and click here to find more podcasts, writing, and details about the Maligned Species project

Part of the Maligned Species project: a free online resource involving both ecologists and poets – the aim is to encourage poetry-writing on the subject of spiders, frogs, stinging nettles, and grey squirrels – culminating in four poetry ebooks – one on each subject.

Plantlife logoMonies from the sale of each Poetry on Stinging Nettles ebook (priced £2.99 and available from February 2016) will be donated to Plantlife.

Submissions for poetry will be open in January 2016 on

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