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Focused Distraction: A Life On Our Planet

  A highly focused distraction may seem like an oxymoron, but right now the benefits of a focused pursuit is a healthy distraction from the past 9 months and the upcoming 4 weeks (in the states anyway).   Now I’m not saying ignore the civic responsibilities. We all have to fight tooth and nail against

It's Wonder Wednesday! Let's draw shadow portraits! Click to get your Wings, Worms, and Wonder activity plan!

Wonder Wednesday 98: Shadow Portraits

It’s Wonder Wednesday and as we breeze into fall, the shadows are falling earlier and becoming longer as the sun travels to its winter resting place in the southern sky. (Up here in the northern hemisphere anyway.)  This is a great time of year to draw shadow portraits!   Shadows on leaves are particularly dreamy

Let's celebrate Plantain herb by making a Wings, Worms and Wonder first-aid summer salve! Click to learn more about this herb and get the easy recipe!

Wonder Wednesday 96: Plantain First Aid Salve

  Happy Wonder Wednesday! Whether you’ve been out in the streets working for justice, up in the mountains attuning with nature, chopping fresh peaches from your local farmer, or staying home creating art and staying healthy – there’s a chance you’ve gotten a cut, scrape, rash, bug bite, burn, sting, or random skin irritation. Well, never fear, faithful plantain

Grow a tiny quarantine garden this Wonder Wednesday 92 with pretty cup sleeves in 4 easy Wings, Worms, and Wonder steps!

Wonder Wednesday 92: 4 Step Flower Pot

  It’s a double activity month! Since so many of us are staying home, I thought hey, I’ll share some of the things I’ve been doing to stay creatively engaged with nature with 2 activities this month- and flowers are a big part of that! Plus, it’s kids gardening month, so this activity fits great with that

Let's nature journal in early childhood! Click for a post chock full of activities to get children under 6 creatively connecting with nature the Wings, Worms, and Wonder way!

Wonder Wednesday 90: Early Childhood Nature Journling

  It’s Montessori Education Week! So to celebrate, this Wonder Wednesday activity is adapted from my book Wonder & Wander: An Early Childhood Nature Connection Guide. And of course what more favorite topic to focus on than nature journaling!     I first began nature journaling with children in my own Montessori classroom, so I

Citrus Season tradition, stories, and inspired gifts to brighten your days! Click here for the Wings, Worms, and Wonder scoop on citrus!

Citrus Season: Traditions, Stories, and Treats!

  I am so excited because we are finally on the eve of citrus season! Citrus has a long history of symbolism and tradition, as well as nutrition and medicine. This cheerful bright fruit inspired humans and lit up the winter months for centuries. (A gorgeous illustration that’s lit up our lives for decades from

Draw a corpse flower for Halloween with Wings, Worms, and Wonder! Click to learn how and discover more about this unique botanical species!

Wonder Wednesday 86: Draw a Corpse Flower

    What better time to celebrate the corpse flower than in a Halloween week Wonder Wednesday? I love how everyone embraces the creepy at Halloween! But what is a corpse flower you ask? Well, it’s the best of Mother Nature’s Halloween flowers! A first treat is it looks beautiful, but on closer inspection the trick

Beauty is in replanting and rebuilding together. Click to learn more about building community around sublime frightening nature and the climate crisis, and directly support the Bahamas relief effort with Wings, Worms, and Wonder..

Beyond Hurricane Dorian: Sublime Connections

  “We are experiencing sublime conditions of horror, you know?” ~Erica Moiah James, an assistant professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Miami, founding director and chief curator of the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas. (citation) In light of the past week, this quote, and last month’s blog series

Explore with Wings, Worms, and Wonder Schopenhauer's idea of how frightening aspects of nature can brings sublime awe. Click to hear my rattlesnake story!

Schopenhauer’s Nature: Fear, Beauty, and the Sublime

  Idyllic, picturesque, awe inspiring, sublime. The words running through my head as I gaze upon a pristine natural spring in the forest. Right up until I hear my sister-out-law say, “Y’all!!! I almost just stepped on a pygmy rattlesnake!!!!!” We snap out of, “yay! a weekend getaway at a beautiful spring cabin,” mode and into hyper responsible

Learn to grow and draw cosmos flowers! Click to get your Wings, Worms, and Wonder how to!

Wonder Wednesday 82: Cosmos Creativity

    Cosmos are one of my favorite summer flowers. They are so simple, yet so cheerful – and best of all – so easy to grow! And by easy I mean they really don’t care if I take care of them! Hooray for easy and prolific flowers!   I got the idea for this activity from this