Raise a caterpillar and hatch a butterfly! Click to learn more about the caterpillar stage of the lifecycle with Wings, Worms and Wonder!

Eat, Poop, Repeat: The Life of a Caterpillar

  If you follow me on Instagram, You may be following along with the growth of my backyard Eastern Black Swallowtail caterpillars. I love to observe the life of the caterpillar and its metamorphosis into butterfly. It’s full of slow paced action (eating and pooping), mystery (when will they go into chrysalis), suspense (when will

Got winter blues? Pick up a flower bouquet and get painting with Wings, Worms, and Wonder! Click to learn how to make your own petal paint!

Wonder Wednesday 66: Petal Painting

Happy Wonder Wednesday 66! February is the thick of winter, so if your neck of the woods is short on color and foliage these days, hop over to the store and pick up a cheerful bouquet and get petal painting! Once spring rolls around, you can head out for a walk and try this one

The Winter Solstice is December 21, how will you celebrate? Click for 7 ideas to creatively connect with nature this solstice!

7 Ways to Celebrate Winter Solstice!

  The Winter Solstice is next week, December 21 in the northern hemisphere, how will you celebrate? Not sure? Haven’t thought a thing about it? Or don’t even know what I’m talking about? Well, here are 7 fun ways to take a break from the holiday hubbub, and creatively connect with nature – and tomorrow,

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

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 with 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

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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

April is National Poetry Month, so we're exploring shape poems - a fun and inviting way to approach poetry, in the nature journal, or in life in general. Click to have fun with poetry the Wings, Worms, and Wonder way!

April Shapes Up for Poetry

  April is National Poetry Month, so how is your month shaping up so far? Has anyone written any poems or made any poetic observations of their natural world yet? If not, no worries! There is still plenty of time and this post will help get you started! Today we’re taking a look at shape

What actions could we take to increase biodiversity in small everyday actionable ways that aren't overwhelming or require lots of bureaucracy?

Seed Swap: Biodiversity

  With our environment under current and constant threat, biodiversity should be at the front of our minds. How are we living for clean and safe air, water, soil, and energy in little ways in our daily lives? What actions could we take to increase biodiversity in a human scale kind of way? By that I mean

We've grown a lot of things here at Wings, Worms, and Wonder so let's grow crystals! Click to get your Wonder Wednesday Crystal growing activity!

Wonder Wednesday 53: Grow Crystals!

Crystals are bits of nature magic. From snowflakes to selenite, crystalline structures come in all shapes and sizes. They sparkle, they embody esoteric properties, and they are rocks that you can actually grow! Crystals spark wonder and get the imagination flowing, so this month we are growing our own!   Many crystals take a while to