How I love spring, and yes, dandelions as well. For me they are a symbol of kids and childhood. Dandelions could be the last flower available in nature, saving kids play in a world where “don’t touch nature” culture has been taken away from children’s real experiences with nature. A real connection with nature happens from touching, feeling and getting dirty in nature. Kids need to be able to pick, smell, and gather it to feel it in their bones. Conservation? Sure, as long as we remember that when Nature is something you are not aloud to touch and smell and yes, play in, it becomes nature in a box. Just another form of television.
Well safe to say, nobody is going tell you, “Please do not pick the dandelions”. So go out there and pick some dandelions and make dandelion crowns.
Be a kid make a dandelion crowns.