Photo walks are fun ways to encourage friends and family who prefer an ipad to a lily pad to start creatively connecting with nature! Click to learn how!

Wonder Wednesday 68: Let’s Take a Photo Walk!

  This month we’re taking a photo walk! Happy Wonder Wednesday 68! Photo walks are really fun ways to get outside, hone our “seeing” skills, and encourage friends and family who prefer an ipad to a lily pad to start creatively connecting with nature! They seamlessly blend place connection & nature with the tech we all

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

Nature Photo Tips with 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

What's Macro photo anyway? Is it magic? Click through to learn all about it and get a few easy tricks for taking great macro shots in nature and beyond the Wings, Worms, and Wonder way!

Macro Magic: Tiny Photo Tricks

Have you been seeing lots of really cool close up pictures lately and wondering how do they get that magic on their camera phone? Well it may look like magic, but it’s just a macro shot! I am a giant fan of macro photography. I have been since I was a photo major in art

Frei Otto is an excellent example of ecological literacy in action. Click through to learn how he creates structural harmony with both people and planet through play!

Buildings and Bird Skulls: Frei Otto

What does modern architecture have to do with a bird’s skull you ask? Well let me introduce you to Frei Otto! Otto circa 1970s (Photo Credit) Otto was German architect and engineer of seemingly gravity defying minimal lightweight, but incredibly strong, structures who took not only his inspiration, but his actual building techniques from structures he

Get some great ideas for connecting with nature in winter. Click through to discover fun ways to learn about wild nature!

Learn Green with the Greenwings

This post may seem strange to those of you who know I’m vegan, but believe it or not, I grew up in a family of hunters! I even got a hunting license for my 12th birthday. And though I’ve never actually shot anything because 1. I am a bad shot, and 2. I don’t want to, I

When life gets hectic or the world feels overwhelming, a little break in nature is just what we humans need. But what about when the stresses of life bear down and you simply can't get outside, click through and watch this slide show I created for you.

Bugs, Flowers, & Finding Peace in Nature

When life gets hectic or the world feels overwhelming, a little break in nature is just what we humans need. The eco-psychologists recommend it, wilderness therapists base their profession on it, doctors in Japan prescribe it, and finally many pediatricians are beginning to recommend it – parents and teachers have known to send fussy kids outside

Finding a balance between technology and nature experience. CLick through to see how one mom achieves tech and nature harmony.

Technology and Nature with Amy Parmelee!

From STEM and STEAM, to iPads in preschools, to a phone in just about everyone’s hand at all times, finding a happy balance between life and technology can seem daunting at best. Then, throw in integrating nature into everyday life while pulling kids away from the XBox, and the task can seem nearly impossible. But that is just

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My Favorite Spring Gizmos

In 3 days, March 20, is the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere!!! How excited are some of you? Maybe the snow will melt soon for you? In the deep south, spring, and its accompanying pollen, have been in full force for about a month, but here in Virginia, little signs are just

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Ho’omaluhia. The More You Learn, the Less You Know

One of the things I most love about nature, and botany in particular, is that every time I think I really have a grasp on a group or class nature flips me on my head and shows me there is so much more to learn. Tropical botany is one of my favorite hobbies and fortunately

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Little Nature in the City’s Heart

You know that on my travels and adventures, I love to find little bits of nature in the city. I’m always seeking and posting pics of tiny bits of nature breaking out in the most urban of environments when I’m on the road. I think it helps ground me when I am in different environments.