Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Dandelion- the wonder food

 Every spring my garden gets covered in a carpet of Dandelions. Being one of the earliest plants to flowers, it attracts a wide variety of butterflies, bees and hover-flies that have just emerged from hibernation and are in much need of a rich source of nectar. 
The seeds of Dandelion also provide food for birds such as finches. In my own garden I've seen Gold finches and Bull finches feasting on this food source.
Below is a selection of photos, that I have taken over the years , showing insects feeding on Dandelions.

Buff-tailed bumblebee



Small white
Honey bee