Blogger Lisa at Greenbow has a great post up today reinforcing why we should all take more of a live and let live attitude toward dandelions. She always has very nice photos of her garden and the local flora and fauna. Check it out!
I have learned that, as much as our native birds love dandelions, the plant itself is not native to the US. Apparently, early British settlers brought them here to plant as salad greens, and they have naturalized (and how!!). So, enjoy them or dig them up, either is fine with me. Just don't go after them with the poison.