~ Margaret Morse Nice
“The study of nature is a limitless field, the most fascinating adventure in the world.”
"One of my students told me that every time she learns the name of a plant, she feels as if is meeting someone new. Giving a name to something is a way of knowing it."
~Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature – Deficit Disorder
~ Roger Tory Peterson
"...the serious study of natural history is an activity which has far-reaching effects in every aspect of a person's life..... It is my opinion that the study of natural history should be the primary avenue for creating enviromentalists..."