Dandelions are starting to bloom in the yard. There are too many to completely eliminate them (I don’t use any weed killers other than my own two hands), so I try not to stress over them too much. The good news though is that some other wildlife, mostly insects, love them. Check this old post out for a very strange visitor to a dandelion in my backyard.
The fly in the photo above appears to be a Flower Fly or Hover Fly, the same kind of fly that I posted about a month and a half ago.
Any insect that feeds on dandelion nectar must have an advantage around here, considering how quickly dandelions bloom, and over such a long period of time.
Unfortunately most of these flowers disappear when I mow the backyard lawn. But they grow back in a day or two so the insects don’t have to wait long.