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Spring in the Woods

Spring in the Woods is the first of four nature essays by L.M. Montgomery outlining the four seasons in the woods, published in The Canadian Magazine of Toronto throughout 1911; it was followed by “The Woods in Summer,” “The Woods in Autumn,” and “The Woods in Winter.” Montgomery would later draw on excerpts from these four essays for descriptive passages that she inserted into nearly all her novels written in Ontario. The four essays appear as “[Seasons in the Woods]” in The L.M. Montgomery Reader, Volume 1: A Life in Print (2013).


Montgomery, L.M. “Spring in the Woods.” The Canadian Magazine (Toronto), May 1911, 59–62.

Also as part of “[Seasons in the Woods]” in The L.M. Montgomery Reader, Volume 1: A Life in Print, 73–97.

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