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How can we de stress in tumultuous times? Turn to the flowers and nature. They are there for your every time. Click to get ideas at Wings, Worms, and Wonder

Flowers In Joy and Sadness

I don’t know about y’all, but the past year has been a life rollercoaster like none I’ve ridden to date. I’m pretty exhausted. I know I have to stay strong and vigilant though, and I plan to. How do we do that in tumultuous times? Turning to nature is always a great antidote for sadness

When you hear the term fractal patterns, what do you think of? Click to Learn more about the ways humans unconsciously intuit fractals inherent in art and nature in this blog post!

Patterns and Pollock

  When you hear the term fractal patterns, what do you think of? Me, I think of scruffy Deadhead kids in my college art school dorm spacing out to VHS tapes of swirling shapes, while their minds entered “alternate dimensions” we’ll say. But actually there is a much more interesting side to fractals. They are found in spectacular

This Wonder Wednesday 61, to celebrate my new print on demand fabric designs, we're going to have a little fun with easy sewing nature art pouches!

Wonder Wednesday 61: Easy Sew Art Bag

  Happy Wonder Wednesday 61! This month, to celebrate my new print on demand fabric designs, we’re going to have a little fun with sewing! These easy sew art bags can be made in about an hour, and can hold everything from nature art journal supplies to found nature walk items – to just about

Tiny little acts that can make big differences in our lives. Check out this seed swap for idea for spreading little acts of love!

A Little Love Goes a Long Way

  I saw this quote recently and I thought what a perfect reminder. As we come off a month of devastating natural disasters, years of unsettling politics, and look to an unpredictable future, a little love is never too little.   A kind word to a stranger here, a small bit of help there, a

The whimsical radish design comes in 23 fabrics & 3 color ways - crisp white background, a subtle sky blue background, and a buttercream background to suit all your whims!

Fabric is Here!

    Wings, Worms, and Wonder new fabric designs are officially official! My first couple yards arrived while in the middle of hurricane prep last week, so I didn’t have time to check them out for a week, but… WOW! Is all I can say now that I’ve had time to open the package and check

How do you hear nature's soul whispers? Learn more about connecting in this week's inspiring guest post by Bindi Shah!

Nature is My Soul: A Guest Post with Bindi Shah

  This week we have an inspiring guest post by the amazing Bindi Shah. She is a good friend of mine who brings a wave of much needed peace into the world. A meditation teacher, coach, and all around super person, a few moments with Bindi will lighten your heart and brighten your day. And

Get adventurous with adventure playgrounds! I visited one in NYC and have all the logistics set for you to plan your visit! Click to learn more!

Adventure Playgrounds: play:groundNYC

  A couple weeks ago I was visiting my good friend in NYC. Her kids are nearly aging out of average playgrounds, but I had heard about a special spot on Governors Island.   Riding the Ferry adds to the adventure!   It’s an adventure playground – not your average swings and slides by any

o honor this Wonder Wednesday 60 post milestone, here's a "remember the good times" compilation of some of my favorite activities for you. Click to enjoy this compilation of Wonder Wednesday inspiration and fun!

Wonder Wednesday 60: Remember the Good Times!

  Happy 5 year anniversary of Wonder Wednesday! I can hardly believe this is the 60th activity! We’ve had some great creative nature connection fun over the past 5 years!   To honor this milestone, I thought I’d do a “remember the good times” compilation of some of my favorite activities for you. — Just

Find more Montessori Inspired nature connection tips and activities at Wings, Worms, and Wonder. Click to join the fun and start creatively connecting with nature today!

Education for Peace

  Maria Montessori lived in Italy and Europe through 2 world wars, including a Fascist regime. She knew a thing or 20 about tough times – politically, culturally, and environmentally speaking. Those challenging life experiences drove her to keep working, teaching, and striving for peace through education until her death in 1952, at age 82.

Create themes for you garden! This week Wings, Worms, and Wonder's joined by Helen Bradford with ideas for mid century art garden inspiration.

Mid-Century Inspired Garden: Guest Post by Helen Bradford

  The August guest post series continues with more fun ideas for creating themes for you garden! This week we’re joined by Helen Bradford from Sydney, Australia, with some great ideas for looking to the past for garden inspiration. I love mid-century style so this is right up my alley! Looking back also blends perfectly with your

Get some great tips for improving your nature photo taking skills! Click for Wings, Worms, and Wonder creative nature connection fun!

Nature Photo Tips: Guest post by Amy Parmelee!

  Amy is back again this summer! She’s traveling and taking great photos along the way. Today she has some tips for how you can do the same while out on your summer adventures! She takes beautiful photos of my children’s garden workshops, so I am excited for her to offer some of here insight here

Grow and Eat a rainbow this summer! Click for veggie color fun and lots of ideas for creative nature connecting with Wings, Worms, and Wonder!

Eat & Grow a Rainbow! Guest Post by Richard Fletcher

  If I’ve said it once to my students, I’ve said it a hundred times – growing and eating a rainbow is fun! Back when I was a teacher, I even developed a complete elementary nutrition curriculum based on eating a rainbow! This week I’m pleased to present the second guest post in our summer guest post series

5 Tips to Renovate Your Garden and Create Your Own Whimsical Place: Guest Post by Derek Lotts!

5 Tips to Renovate Your Garden and Create Your Own Whimsical Place: Guest Post by Derek Lotts!

  Now that August is here, how’s the garden looking? A little crazy? Tight and tidy? Thirsty if you’re down here in the deep south or desert? The heat and rain (or drought) of middle summer can be quite inspiring weather for garden plants to go wild – or go south! Well, never fear! We kick

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Nature Journaling as a Family

Live!! If you weren’t able to join me on the Montessori Foundation’s Free Webcast, 8/1, at 1 pm est Never fear, there’s a replay link coming soon! In the webcast we talked Nature Journaling as a Family!   We explore why family nature journaling is a great way to bond with nature and each other, the health

Join me live again this month for more creative nature connection inspiration! Click to join us in painting patterns from patterns!

Wonder Wednesday 59 LIVE! Patterns from Patterns

Happy Wonder Wednesday 59! June’s live Wonder Wednesday was so fun, I thought why not go live again for July?! It’s summer after all! Let’s make some patterns! If you weren’t able to make it, never fear! You can watch the replay below! I use watercolor paint, but you can use whatever supplies you like. Wonder

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Seed Swap: Salubrious Birdsongs

  This great quote on birdsongs is from the book by Florence Williams, The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative.   This book is really one of the best I’ve read in quite a while – especially on the human need for nature topic. I can’t recommend it enough to

Wings, Worms, and Wonder has all the creative nature connection inspiration and resources waiting for you! Click to find all you need for summer nature connection fun!

Back from Blog-cation Book List!

  Hello Everyone! It’s been a month and I’m back from blog-cation all refreshed and ready for lots of creative nature connection adventures with Wings, Worms, and Wonder!   I’ve been seeing so many rainbows this month!   Over the blog-cation, besides teaching workshops, traveling and hanging out at the beach, I read some great

Join me live (or in the replay) and let's explore place connection through palette painting! Click for Wings, WOrms, and Wonder creative Wonder Wednesday nature connection fun!

Wonder Wednesday 58: Live – Palettes of Place!

  Happy Wonder Wednesday 58! I thought what better way to kick off the summer official than to get together live the first Wonder Wednesday! If you weren’t able to make it, never fear! You can watch the replay below! In this live hour we create some fun color explorations of your favorite places – I like to

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Montessori Foundation Live Webcast Today!

Today I go live!! Join me on the Montessori Foundation’s Free Webcast today at 1 pm ets! We’re talking Sharing Nature With the Family! We’ll explore why family nature connection is important in the long term, the health benefits, naturalist intelligence, and practical ideas for ages toddler through adolescence, and more! And bring your questions

Mark Your calendars, we're going live 2x in June! Click to get all the details for the free webcasts!

Blog-cations and Going Live in June!

  It’s annual Summer Blog-cation time here at Wings, Worms, and Wonder, but while I’m away, you mice should play! For those of you new to the idea of a blog-cation, aka summer time sayonara, I take a month each summer to refresh my ideas on the who, what, when, where, why, and how of