Kokedama translates to “Moss Ball” and is a Japanese method of creating beautiful live plant decorations! Creating these kokedamas can be very rewarding and is a fun way to explore some unique epiphytic plants, however they do require extra care. Potted plants are only exposed to air only on the top, however kokedamas are exposed …

Did you know that today is America’s National Bird Day? Discover more about the birds you love and how to celebrate this winter season! Winter Bird Adaptations During the cold days of winter, we often worry about the birds that roam outside of our houses, especially because we can’t hear or see them as much. …

Verbena, Viper’s Bugloss, and Chicory blooms blend reds and blues to look vibrant, yet soothing at the same time. The color of these flowers are so beautiful, but what exactly is that color called? This year, Pantone selected Very Peri, a periwinkle hue to be the 2022 color of the year! Displaying a carefree confidence …

New Summer Camp for 2022! Conservation Photography & two Nature-Art weeks. Camp takes place at Bucks County Audubon Society (New Hope, PA). Do you have questions? Learn more by clicking below, or email Marissa at mjacobs@theartofecology.com Activities may include: Photography, Foraging, Painting, Holistic Wildcrafting, Paper crafts, creating custom summer camp t-shirts, and more! Register Today! …

The Art of Ecology’s mission is to build visual connections between people and the natural world we’re a part of by blending the arts & environmental sciences. Through eco/art public and private workshops, participants can discover the ecosystems we live in and how connected the various facets of people, plants, and wildlife are. From foraging …

Did you know that beyond just education, Marissa of The Art of Ecology also creates her own, original artwork that you can snag for your own collection? A portion of the proceeds benefits wildlife conservation & habitat preservation efforts. Shop wall art, home decor, sustainable fashion, stickers, and more! View the best sellers here, and …

2021 was an emotional rollercoaster. I switched from working at a nature center to having The Art of Ecology be my full time job! This is a dream come true, but I’ll be honest, running your own business is an emotional challenge. There were moments where I jumped up and down with excitement and moments …

Transformation: WILD ART 2021

As part of the Wild Art 2021 December Challenge, put on by Zoe Keller, I illustrated two pieces focusing on the theme, “Transformation”. Each month, I will focus on two pieces – one highlighting flora, the other highlighting fauna. This month, the first is an animal that has the unique ability to swap out the …

New for 2022! Mini-Grants for Conservation

A portion of the proceeds from my art sales benefits conservation efforts. In 2022, instead of donating a small % to habitat preservation or wildlife conservation non-profits, I will switch to something that can have a greater impact! Why the Change? I feel strange about donating $2 here, $.50 there, $5 somewhere else based on …

In Peril: WILD ART 2021

As part of the Wild Art 2021 November Challenge, put on by Zoe Keller, I illustrated two pieces focusing on the theme, “In Peril”. Each month, I will focus on two pieces – one highlighting flora, the other highlighting fauna. This month, the first is a flower who brought me great joy picking them as …