The 12 Month Art & Nature Journal is Here!

Drum roll please………… The Wings, Worms, and Wonder 12 Month Art & Nature Journal is officially released!! (Cue the cymbal crash!) I am so elated to finally officially announce this project!  Summer 2015 I started with the intention of making a flower symbolism coloring book, but thanks to the unexpected putting the project on hold, a

Discover the wonders in your own backyard with this guest post by Amy Parmelee! Click through for ideas and free printables!

What’s in Your Yard? Activity to do & Printables!

Today I am very happy to offer you this guest post by contributor Amy Parmelee!! From the backyard to the schoolyard to the neighborhood yard… I think this is a great activity and is easily adapted for school and community learning environments! And Amy even provided pdf printables of her Bio-inventory sheets to get you started!

Play with perspective in this month's Wings, Worms, and Wonder 4 year bday Wonder Wednesday Activity! Click through for your free instructions!

Wonder Wednesday #48: Silhouettes, Surveys, & Surprises!

Happy Wonder Wednesday #48!! Today’s Wonder Wednesday post marks 4 full years of Wonder Wednesday activities! Which I hope have inspired you and those you care about to connect with nature in all kinds of fun, practical, and inspiring ways!! 4 years is a true investment of time and I want to thank each of you

Check out this Review of Whatever the Weather by Annie Reichmann and Dawn Suzette Smith of Mud Puddles to Meteors!

Whatever the Weather Book Review

Happy June!! This post kicks off a little summer fun series, so what better start than a summer read? Have y’all seen the new book Whatever the Weather: Science Experiments and Art Activities that Explore the Wonders of Weather by Annie Riechmann and Dawn Suzette Smith? You may recognize their names from me mentioning their Mud Puddles to

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: Guest Post by 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

How do I know when it it's time to pull a plant out of the garden? I'll help you decide when it's time to say GOODBYE with these 5 tips. http://www.wingswormsandwonder.com/how-to-know-when-its-time-to-go-5-tips-for-pulling-garden-plants/

How to Know When It’s Time to GO! 5 Tips for Removing Garden Plants

One of the most frequent gardening questions I get asked by new gardeners is: “How do I know when it it’s time to pull a plant out of the garden?” And no surprise! After all your hard work, you don’t want to pull a plant too soon! Knowing why and when to pull a garden plant

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Wonder Wednesday 35: Make Honey Infusions

This Wonder Wednesday, Lucretia Jones, herbalist from House of Lukaya is taking the reigns! She is sharing with us her recipe for Mint and Sage Honey! Did you read her interview yesterday? Inspiring, right?!! Are you empowered to bring herbs to a forward position in your everyday life? Missed it? That’s okay! Check it out today,