Stinging nettles

What do they look like? Stinging nettles are low plants with small leaves which often grow alongside country paths, or in large patches on the ground in forest or wooded areas. Their leaves are not particularly distinctive and so it is important to pay attention to plants you may brush up against. It is most… More Stinging nettles


What do they look like? Ticks are arachnids (related to spiders). They have eight legs, and look like spiders with unusually large bodies. Ticks have four stages in their lifecycle. Tick bites aren’t painful and in many cases they are not itchy either, so you will be unlikely to realise you have been bitten by… More Ticks