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Mon., May 5, 2014, 11:24 a.m.

Dandelions: The Weed That Feeds

I was driving through Canada's Kootenay National Park in spring early in the morning one year when I spotted a black bear paralleling the highway in the vegetation along the road.  I stopped and watched. The bear walked for a quarter mile eating the blossoms off dandelions like a kid in a candy store. A few days ago, I filled my second tag in Washington's spring gobbler hunt.  When I checked the crop of my tom, it was full of dandelion blossoms.  He'd been taking advantage of the spring bloom. Dandelion's are the weed that feeds wildlife/Rich Landers, SR Outdoors.

Question: are you a fan of dandelions?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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