Dandelions for dinner
Dandelions are a feast for early nectar and pollen feeders.
If you have Taraxacum officinale in your garden, look after them; they are a valuable food source for dozens of species of invertebrates. Here are just a few of them:
 a marmalade hoverfly and possibly a leafcutter bee;  common pollen beetles;  two species of ants, Formica rufa and Lasius niger and an otherwise unidentified slug;  an Andrena species of solitary bee.
All pictures by Suzanne Humphries