Nibbling the dandelion

Over lunch, I watched with fascination as a variety of birds came into the garden. One in particular caused great amusement, for after it had supped from the pond it turned its attention to something green.

Who would have thought a pigeon would prefer dandelion leaves to the ones on the broad beans, but then I’m not a pigeon.

Dandelion leaves after they have been lunched on

I had been keeping the dandelions for their flowers to feed the pollinators but now it looks like they have another use. (I know I could use them myself but I’m happy for others to benefit first.) So, come again soon, pigeon, and eat some more of the right greens.

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About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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4 Responses to Nibbling the dandelion

  1. I love how you bring back some great memories for me! Dandelions were a fav of mine as a child (still are even if they are a weed – LOL)…flowers for mom, food for the bunnies and horses, and a blast for a kid to blow the seed around when the yellow was gone. Thank you!

  2. Jackie has just read how pheasants like to nip the blooms of fritillaries – this makes us pleased that ours has moved on

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