Dandelions are an important flower, although some consider it a weed. It is the first food source in spring for many insects. Also, some of the first available flowers, which give early access to nectar and pollen, especially for bees and butterflies.
Considered a weed by some, dandelions are a first harvest for many insects and some of the first available flowers for honeybees and butterflies in the Spring. These bugs like the nectar from these plants as much as any other flower. Dandelions are native to Eurasia and North America and are entirely edible, including the… Read More IN DEFENSE OF DANDELIONS
I get very excited when the first flower blooms of spring emerge, even if they are weeds like dandelions. It means warm weather is coming. It also means that more bugs start to come around again. As of late, I’ve seen ants, beetles, grasshoppers, caterpillars, butterflies, and moths. The butterflies I spotted this past week… Read More EARLY BUTTERFLIES & BLOOMS