The idea that the golden spiral is present everywhere in nature blew my mind as a kid. Eventually I learnt all of nature ran on some kind of code. Here are some of my some of my projects that experiment with the equations in nature.
Fractals found in nature. Executed using L systems.
Sting ray swim based on sine functions. Mesh displacement based on proximity.
Dragonfly hover and stabilization
Swarm behavior in bees