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A Year in the Maine Woods Chapter Summary & Analysis - The Urgency of Spring, June 12 Early Harvests, Jack, Bedrock, Time Summary

Bernd Heinrich
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The Urgency of Spring, June 12 Early Harvests, Jack, Bedrock, Time Summary and Analysis

"The Urgency of Spring" is the story of how plants and animals reproduce and die. The author experiments with watching the plants spring up from the ground and then grow towards the sun. He notices the plants in shade grow slower and sometimes never flower. The author also observes a pair of swallows in a nest by his cabin and how quickly they move on with their lives even after their baby birds are killed.

In the section "June 12 Early Harvests", the author continues felling trees and splitting word for his winter fires. He also rolls rocks under the foundation of his cabin to winterize it. He notes that it is hard work but also rewarding.

"Jack" details the author's relationship with the raven he captured when...

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