We're making self care Summer Solstice crowns for the celebrations of life and love. Click for this Wings, Worms, and Wonder's Wonder Wednesday 95 activity!

Wonder Wednesday 95: Solstice Flora Crowns

  During these weeks of quarantine and social action, we are growing as individuals and communities. Growing is great, but can also be uncomfortable and stressful – which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It just means that we need to stay balanced with moments of rest and care for ourselves and communities.   “Take a break…you gotta take

Ally is a Verb: An offering by Wings, Worms, and Wonder for white people to begin to be better allies in nature and beyond!

Ally is a Verb: An offering

  This week’s post is different. This spring and this past week have been different. The past week’s events have made us cry, fight, hug, break apart, and come together in ways unseen in my lifetime. For this I am on some accounts thankful, and on others a whole other range of emotions I know

Make your own wild violet syrup in this week's Wonder Wednesday 94 activity! Click to get the Wings, Worms, and Wonder recipe!

Wonder Wednesday 94: Violet Syrup

  Wild violets abound in many places this time of year. Some see them as persistent weeds, while others see them as medicine, and still others simply enjoy their cheerful spring purples and greens after gray and brown winter.   This is the “common violet,” Viola sororia. It is native to the mid and eastern

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

For Wonder Wednesday 91 activity, I figured people could use a bit of stress relief. Click for a guided deep relaxation a la Wings, Worms, and Wonder style!

Wonder Wednesday 91: Guided Deep Relaxation

  Well, what a week. & That’s all I’ll say about that! So this month, for our Wonder Wednesday 91 activity, I figured people could use a bit of serious stress relief. So I’ve recorded a guided deep relaxation for y’all. Sure it’s something to do, among all the great zillions of things coming at

Wonder in the Weird: Free activities to creatively nature connect while slowing down

Wonder in the Weird: Nature Journaling Week, Free Online Classes & More!

  To help spark our senses of wonder in all this weirdness, I’ve made more online classes free for the next month – on top of all the ones that are already free! I figured there’s no better way to relax than by creatively connecting with nature – for both big and little hands! So why not get creative

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

Make an Action Inspiration Jar - with PDF!

Wonder Wednesday 85: Make an Action Inspiration Jar – with PDF!

  Happy autumnal equinox week! This month’s exploration of the sublime aspects of nature and the recent hurricanes can lead us far from action and instead to wanting  to run and hide under the covers from all things nature – and that is nothing to be ashamed of. It’s a real thing called ecophobia and if

See the sublime beauty of severe weather the Wings, Worms, and Wonder way! Click to get your Wonder Wednesday activity recipe for tasty nature danger fun!

Wonder Wednesday 84: Sublime Snacking – A fun recipe for when nature gets scary

What did you think about Schopenhauer’s Sublime? Did it get you considering the nature encounters you’ve had that may have been frightening at the time? Did those encounters exude beauty despite the danger? Do fear inducing nature encounters seem more beautiful when observed through secondary experience – like on a film – or is it the primary experience that

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