Looking for adventure? Mt. Arab, in southern St. Lawrence County, offers spectacular views of the Adirondacks from its summit fire tower. Visit our trails page to learn more about local hiking opportunities.

A student discusses water monitoring techniques with teachers during a demonstration at the Grasse River.

Liz Kamb, our 2017 Water Monitoring Intern, discusses water quality monitoring with teachers (Photo: Tara Freeman).

 

Are you a St. Lawrence County teacher interested in incorporating more nature-based learning into your lessons? Do you want to increase opportunities for integrating outdoor learning with STEM content?

Join the Nature Up North team for our 5th annual summer teacher workshop!

Over this two-day workshop, we will demonstrate how to use Nature Up North’… Read more ...

Turtle crossing sign, Rt. 27 in Canton Just Our Nature

...to get to the other side!

Many of us rely on crosswalks to safely navigate through bustling traffic, but wild animals are often not so lucky. Road kill is a major issue that continues to decrease animal abundance and biodiversity. While road signs are established for animal crossing in certain areas, there is no way to determine exactly when and where an animal will cross.

A hiker sits to the right on rocks on Ampersand Mountain in New York State's Adirondacks. Just Our Nature

There’s ice coating one of the boulders next to me. Water drips off of it slowly, tracing a path through some moss below. The boulder in front of me is much larger and steeper, but isn’t slippery with ice, and, looking around me, I can see that the only way forwards is up. Gritting my teeth, I grab a nearby exposed tree root that’s jutting out from the top of the boulder, dig my toes into a crack in the rock, and pull myself up.

Nature Up North summer interns Jess, Maggie, and Alyssa with Project Manager Emlyn Crocker at Indian Creek Nature Center's Conservation Field Day. Just Our Nature

Days are getting longer, butterflies and dragonflies are out, and it's swimming weather by North Country standards - summer is here! At the start of June we welcomed our three summer interns Alyssa LaCoy, Maggie Jensen, and Jess LaMay to the team here at Nature Up North.

Water Monitoring Intern, discusses water quality monitoring with teachers (Photo: Tara Freeman). In the Schools

Are you a St. Lawrence County teacher interested in incorporating more nature-based learning into your lessons? Do you want to increase opportunities for integrating outdoor learning with STEM content?

Join the Nature Up North team for our 5th annual summer teacher workshop!

A mowed lawn, with focus on the cut grass in the foreground. Just Our Nature

The Memorial Day long weekend is often a time to put in the garden, spruce up the yard, and of course, mow the lawn. After the snow from our prolonged winter melted away, many homeowners were disappointed at the condition of their lawn. Areas of dead grass are sometimes, but by no means always, due to heavy feeding by last fall’s grub crop. Grubs, of course, are beetle babies.

Events Up North

June 28, 2018

Looking to get out on the water? Join us for our relaxing evening paddling on the Little River in Canton. You can bring your own canoe or kayak, or borrow one from us for free.

July 01, 2018

A leisurely walk at Indian Creek Nature Center to discover what butterflies, dragonflies, and damselflies are out and about.