Nature is changing rapidly in spring. So much so, that even if you head outdoors each day, you can’t possibly take in all the changes. You could spend the entire spring just studying the various leaf and tree flower buds unfolding. Or you could see how many types of catkins you can find. I’ve collected some spring nature study quotes to inspire you as you explore.
You could also use the quotes to dress up the pages of your nature journal. I find that reading the writings of others who appreciate nature helps me to look at nature more closely myself.
Spring Nature Study Quotes
“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.” Charles Dickens
“Oh, Spring is surely coming, Her couriers fill the air; Each morn are new arrivals, Each night her ways prepare; I scent her fragrant garments, Her foot is on the stair.” John Burroughs
“We learn to praise God not by paying compliments but by paying attention. Watch how the trees exult when the wind is in them. Mark the utter stillness of the great blue heron in the swamp. Listen to the sound of the rain. Learn how to say ‘Hallelujah’ from the ones who say it right.” Frederick Buechner, Wishful Thinking
“There were the trees doing their work without haste or clamor, each leaf perfect in its unfolding, each opening bud a miracle; and there was no fret or needless hurry–just the peace of doing something well.” -Patricia St. John, The Tanglewoods’ Secret
“The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size.” Gertrude S. Wister
“Today has been a day dropped out of June into April.” L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Windy Poplars
“‘Is the spring coming?’ he said. ‘What is it like?’ … ‘It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine, and things pushing up and working under the earth.’” Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden
“In the spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.” Mark Twain
“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” Margaret Atwood
I hope you’ve enjoyed these spring nature quotes. Do you have any favorites?