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

Summer officially begins June 21. Get ready for the solstice by boosting your summer reading lists! Click for 5 nature inspired books and a Wings, Worms, and Wonder "After Reading Fun" ideas to go with each!

5 Nature Inspired Summer Reading Books!

  Summer officially begins June 21. Get ready for the solstice by boosting your summer reading lists with 5 nature inspired books and “Further Fun” ideas to go with each! Research shows that connecting with nature in person, and through nature reading, writing, and art making helps build empathy. This is such an important ability

Click to take a Wonder Wednesday 80 poetry walk and to make a nature sensory pyramid poem!

Wonder Wednesday 80: Nature Pyramid Poems!

  Happy Earth Day Week! I hope everyone has gotten a couple chances to get outdoors and enjoy our big beautiful wonder filled natural world this week! And how about an opportunity to create the new Dandelion Delight nature art project? These often overlooked wildflowers are the early jewels of the spring season and worth

April is a month of many things, click for a Wings, Worms, and Wonder round-up of nature fun to keep you and yours creatively connecting all month long!

Getting Out in the Garden

  It’s spring garden time! Even in those places where snow may still be on the ground, gardening is in the forefront of people’s minds. Daffodils are popping up, loquat trees are fruiting, and the March winds are blowing in the April showers. April is a month of many things: Earth Day (4/22),  National Poetry

Celebrate the spring winds with some Wings, Worms, and Wonder kite flying creative nature connection fun! Click to learn how to make your own kites!

Wonder Wednesday 79: Go Fly a Kite!

  Happy Wonder Wednesday! I hope everyone has been having a great time in this past week since the equinox. Whether you are entering spring or fall, it’s a time of transition to explore and enjoy. So what better way to celebrate the traditional March winds than with a kite! These little kites are easy

The Creative Connections Inspiration Deck by Wings, Worms, and Wonder!

The Creative Connections Inspiration Deck

Now Available! This photography focused deck is great for anyone looking to add a little nature inspiration to their journaling – or a little journaling to their nature experiences! Each card features a full color photograph taken by me on one side, and a prompt on the other. The set includes: 54 cards in a

Use your sense of wonder to seek, find, and draw intangible nature findings in this Wonder Wednesday 75 activity and printable by Wings, Worms, and Wonder!

Wonder Wednesday 75: Wonder Seek and Find

  Happy Wonder Wednesday 75! We’re in the home stretch of 2018, and as the days of the year and the length of daylight dwindle here in the northern hemisphere, it can be tough to squeeze nature time into the daylight hours. So to help you fit some creative nature time into the day, I created

Take your creative nature connections deeper than just a quick fix! Click for Wings, Worms, and Wonder inspiration, ideas, and a sneak peek at the new Nature Journal Prompts Card Deck Edition 2!

Nature Journal Prompt Cards for Children, Edition 2

  The new Nature Journal Prompt Cards for Children, Edition 2, are here!!!! These cards are seriously so cool I can hardly even believe it. The whole package (deck, box, pamphlet, print and paper quality, color saturation – everything) exceeded my own expectations, and I set high bars for myself!   Each Deck Includes: 36 Prompt

Take your creative nature connections deeper than just a quick fix! Click for Wings, Worms, and Wonder inspiration, ideas, and a sneak peek at the new Nature Journal Prompts Card Deck Edition 2!

Just Add Water? No Thanks.

  Today, a respected colleague said how as teachers, it’s important to get students thinking about what they are doing rather than offering a “Just Add Water” experience. She said she appreciated how my approach to teaching was not “Just Add Water.”   What a timely compliment in a world of quick fixes, sound bytes, and

Celebrate fall the Wings, Worms, and Wonder way! Click for 10 fun ideas on how to enjoy fall nature with art, food, and friends!

Fall Round-Up! 10 fun ideas to get you celebrating the season!

  All things fall are upon us here in the northern hemisphere and that means everything from festivals to (hopefully) fires! To help give you some ideas for celebrating fall nature, I’ve rounded up 10 of my favorite fall posts I’ve written over the years for you – all here in one spot. From art projects to party planning ideas