~John Muir, Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.

The Nature Education Center , located within Hemlock Crossing Park, has exhibits, a wildlife den with critters and activities, a wildlife viewing area where you can watch birds and animals at the feeders, and a gift shop. The center also hosts a variety of educational programs for schools, special groups and the public.

~Author UnknownNever does nature say one thing and wisdom another.

Free admission into the Grandview Nature Preserve with limited free parking.

~Alan HovhanessNature is new every morning.

~Jeb Dickerson,


Breathless, we flung us on a windy hill,
Laughed in the sun, and kissed the lovely grass.
~Rupert Brooke


Nature is sanative, refining, elevating.

~Alfred Billings StreetFew people read from the library of Nature.

~Laurie Gough, “Light on a Moonless Night”


The blue of heaven is duplicated in my own soul.
The songs of the birds are in the high branches of my being.
~Muriel Strode (1875–1964), "Songs of Him: V," , 1921


A wise man can do no better than to turn from the churches and look up through the airy majesty of the wayside trees with exultation, with resignation, at the unconquerable unimplicated sun.

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It is no wonder that there is so little substantial enjoyment of Nature in the community, when we feed children on grammars and dictionaries only, and take no pains to train them to see that which is before their eyes.

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~Thomas Wentworth Higginson, "April Days," first published 1861, quoted from the 1897 edition


Rain is my favorite color
Autumn's breath is too
Sunshine on the water
A sunset breeze's hue
The taste of freedom excites me
And the smell of love brand new
I touch your soul and feel its silk
Hear the silence and know it's true
~Terri Guillemets, 1988


Nature is not benevolent: with ruthless indifference she makes all things serve their purposes...

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~Olive Thorne Miller, "Tramps with an Enthusiast," , May 1895 #hsp


If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.

~James Russell LowellNature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.

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~John Muir, “The Sierra Nevada,”


Now I see the secret of the making of the best persons,
It is to grow in the open air, and to eat and sleep with the earth.
~Walt Whitman


Each sunshine-moment twinkles by
A white-winged, wandering butterfly,
Through sky half golden and half blue,
With white-rose cloudlets rippling through.
A world of flowers is at our feet;
The soft wind's gladsome, warm, and sweet...
~W.T., "Honeymoon Cottage," , 1862 June 28th


May your search through Nature lead you to yourself.

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Only those with ears untuned to the infinite minute sounds of Nature dream that there can be silence, for absolute silence is an attribute of death, and Nature is eternally pregnant with life....

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~Joseph Wood Krutch


God is an artist of Nature;
He paints in colors, so rare,
The bursting bud in the Springtime,
The lovely trees everywhere:
Autumn leaves so very gorgeous,
In colors of every hue,
The fleecy clouds, so pure and white,
That sail in the skies of blue.
~Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, "God is an Artist of Nature" (1940s)


And in the development of these [mountains] Nature chose for a tool, not the earthquake or lightning to rend and split asunder, not the stormy torrent or eroding rain, but the tender snow-flowers noiselessly falling through unnumbered centuries, the offspring of the sun and sea.