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

Create your own cyanometer and track blue skies throughout the seasons in your nature journal! Click to make your own with Wings, Worms, and Wonder and discover what blue sky wonders reveal themselves to you over time!

Wonder Wednesday 81: Summer Cyanometers

  Summer is on its way, and blue skies abound! So why not make a nature journaling project inspired by them? In all my years of loving all things cyan, I recently discovered the cyanometer. What in the world is that you ask? Great question! It’s a historic device that measures the blue of the

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 adventurous with adventure playgrounds! I visited one in NYC and have all the logistics set for you to plan your visit! Click to learn more!

Adventure Playgrounds: play:groundNYC

  A couple weeks ago I was visiting my good friend in NYC. Her kids are nearly aging out of average playgrounds, but I had heard about a special spot on Governors Island.   Riding the Ferry adds to the adventure!   It’s an adventure playground – not your average swings and slides by any

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

Pressed: An Herbarium Inspired Art Journal is perfect for your next creative nature adventure! Pick, press, paste, and pen flora with your sketches!

Summer Flower Pressing Fun is Here! Pressed Release & Giveaway Today!

  I'm so excited to announce that my newest book - Pressed: An Herbarium Inspired Art Journal - releases today!!! This book really inspires me. Pressed flowers have always been a part of my nature journaling practice - even before I knew I had a nature journaling practice! And the fact that I was able

What's in a Blog-cation Suitcase? 5 Ideas & Printable!

What’s in a Blog-cation Suitcase? 5 Ideas & Printable!

What’s a blog-cation suitcase anyway? (Feel free to substitute blog-cation with vacation or stay-cation!) It’s your bag of tricks to keep you and your crew creatively connecting with nature while out of your normal routine. Sometimes it’s easier to creatively connect with nature when you are “off”, but sometimes it can be tricky, so a suitcase

Welcome back Amy Parmelee sharing about her latest farm stay in Vermont! Click to get inspired for your own farm stay!

Visiting With Vermont Sheep with Amy Parmelee

Vermont in the summer, vacations, and sheep too? Does it get much more fun? I don’t know! Today I am happy to welcome back Amy Parmelee to share all about her latest farm stay in Vermont! You may remember last summer’s posy about her farm stay in Virginia, well she’s hooked and explored a new

Learn how the Lowline is balancing nature and technology in NYC! Click to discover more with Wings, Worms, and Wonder!

Underground Gardening at the Lowline

Travel always brings variables, some more exciting than others. So last week when our connecting flight in Newark home from Norway got delayed, then cancelled, then switched, then delayed again with many signs pointing to being cancelled again, we bailed on it all together and decided to instead keep the fun going and visit friends

What art tools do you bring on your travels? Click to check out my fave 5 and get a free art tool packing printable!

My 5 Fave Art Tools for Travel & a Printable for You!

Summer is a popular time for vacations, obviously, and I am actually on a flight returning from one right now! So as nature journalers and artistic nature connectors, what do you pack to creatively connect with nature while you travel? I compiled a list of my fave 5 things to bring and made a little PDF