Herbalism is the practice of using plants as a tool to maintain overall physical and mental wellness. How do Herbalism & Foraging Go Together? The best plants to maintain our health with are wild ones! These plants have had to work hard to produce chemicals to deter insects, prevent over-browsing, and stay strong against fungi …

Spring has sprung and it’s definitely a great time to be getting outside, exploring nature, and re-establishing our connection with the ecosystems around us after a long winter! One great way to do this is to explore the plant life around you, and bring home some foraged floral arrangements. Benefits of Fresh Flowers Inside Having …

Art Challenge: Feathered Friends for “Feathruary”!

This past month I’ve been creating art as part of the #Feathruary2022 by @MischievousRedFox on Instagram. Illustrating birds is not only fun, and a great way for me to study local birds & learn more about their identifying characteristics, but it is also a good way to educate about the importance of birds in our …

February 11th marks this celebratory day of Women & Girls in Science! Despite being naturally science-minded (typically getting better marks in biology & medical related studies than men), women still don’t venture as much into the science fields. Women comprise only 28% of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) industries! Today we celebrate women & …

Do you love all things birds, nature, and want to contribute to scientific studies easily? Join in on the 25th annual Great Backyard Bird Count, hosted by Cornell Ornithology. This global event includes roughly 100 million bird sightings each year and wildlife biologists, climate change scientists, and others use that data to create scientific models, …

Air plants have become quite trendy to have around the home or office, and they definitely live up to the hype! These incredible plants are easily-maintained, have stunning blooms (unlike many other common houseplants), and are great for the both the beginner house-plant enthusiast and master botanist & plant expert! What are Air Plants? These …

Are you missing gardening and getting your hands in the lovely soil? Fortunately, just in time to stave off the winter blues, is Seed Swap Day! Get your soil, little pots, and seeds ready to trade with a friend (or a stranger!) on the last Saturday in January each year. Why Participate in a Seed …

Winter is here! The trees have lost their leaves, small mammals are eating their caches of black walnuts and acorns, and the birds are picking away at the last of the sumac and crabapples. So what’s left for us foragers? Winter is the perfect time to take advantage of the many edible coniferous trees and …

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! …