Jodi Fox took this beautiful sunrise photo and won our "Love your mother" photo challenge!  To see more beautiful encounters from the North Country, visit the link!

Do you love to take photos? Join us for a four week long Love Your Mother photo challenge!

To participate, just submit a picture taken between Wednesday, April 22nd (Earth Day) and Friday, May 22nd 2020 from somewhere in the North Country. The picture can be of anything you choose - maybe it is a sunrise, a waterfall, birds at your feeder... you name it!

Post the picture on Nature Up North as an Encounter (you'll need to create a free account on We will randomly select the posters of two Encounters to receive a prize and a third encounter will be featured as the home page on our website for a month! 

Herb Gardening for Beginners Just Our Nature

Are you interested in building a small garden at home, but don’t know how to start? Or are you simply looking for a new hobby during quarantine? Keep reading to learn how to get started and the benefits of having a herb garden at your disposal. These herbs are ideal for beginners because they’re easy to grow and take care of! 

Find a home for your herbs

A long exposure shot of stars the movement of stars throughout the night sky. Just Our Nature

As we approach the three-month mark of quarantining at home with our families and loved ones, it is more important than ever to get into nature in creative ways. If you’re working from home with little ones running around, a college student looking for a creative outlet, or simply looking to expand your own horizons, follow our guide to explore the summer night sky.

2020 first place photo and calendar cover Just Our Nature

July 1st, 2020 to August 9th, 2020

Calling all North Country nature photographers!

Purple Violet Ask a Fairy

Thank you for visiting the fairies this spring! You had some really great questions and Thimble and Blossom had so much fun answering them. It was especially nice to stay connected while we were apart. The fairies are already up in Canada where they'll be spending the summer, but are excited to come back next fall!

Keep reading below to find Thimble’s and Blossom’s answer(s) to your question(s).

Love Your Mother Bingo Just Our Nature

May 15, 2020 - May 22nd, 2020

Join us for a game of "Love Your Mother" bingo! We've created a virtual bingo game that you can participate in over the next week by completing a variety of outdoor, hands-on and on-line activities all while social distancing.

How to Play:

Events Up North

July 16, 2020

Join the Nature Up North team for our third virtual campfire event! Have you ever wondered what comes out to play after you go to bed?