The World of Wonder Conference in Chicago last week was simply fantastic! I got so much inspiration and so many ideas I can’t wait to share them here. It was also so wonder-ful to meet so many awesome people working everyday to keep humans and nature connected in so many unique, mindful, fun ways.
I had such fun teaching an insect anatomy nature journal class last week, that I thought what a great Wonder Wednesday project! Not to mention why not celebrate all the awesome summer insects flying around these days? Cicadas, dragonflies, butterflies, beetles, even mosquitoes – insects are cool! The neat part of anatomy – in most
In the current flashy fast modern life, I dare to say ordinary is exactly what we need. A constant media barrage of horrific events and tumultuous political climates – all on top of regular life challenges, it is tough to keep that glass half full outlook. To find respite, look to the little things, the simple pleasures. Spend time
It’s Wonder Wednesday 70 and this month we’re growing plants in the kitchen from our dinner leftovers! It’s kitchen propagation! This activity is modified a taste of the “RE-Grow Gardening” activity from my new book ….. Wonder and Wander Which released today! Hooray! It’s been 3 years coming, so the fact that today is actually here is hugely
School is out (or nearly out), summer is officially around the corner and I imagine everyone is ready for the nostalgia that summer brings –watermelon, ocean breezes, and bare feet. Summer is amazing. It affords us the time to explore ideas and projects that we put off during the school year. It also offers
Happy Wonder Wednesday! If you follow me on Instagram (@wingswormsandwonder) you’ve seen at least one of the many new illustrations I’ve posted each day from my upcoming book Wonder and Wander: An Early Childhood Nature Connection Activity Guide! I’m super excited about the fact that Wonder and Wander is nearly a reality! It’s been
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
Life is nature. Nature is life. Full of cycles and seasons, births, blooms, growth, high tides, storms, struggle, low tides, deaths, but a sunrise always follows a sunset. With every sunrise and moonrise, the cycle begins again. Each day offers get a chance to start fresh and try again. A new day is nature’s do-over.
It’s officially spring now in the northern hemisphere, and officially autumn in the southern. This means lots of changes are afoot in nature. So what better time to get out and listen for nature’s whispers, seeks nature’s signs, and learn to read the book of nature. It offers so much information about our local world!
I think cardinals are totally adorable. Their pointy head feathers look like funny hats and I love how they mate for life. Did you know they even keep tabs on their partner during the day with little call and response "chip, chip" noises all around the yard. The Northern Cardinal has a huge year round North