Share your Encounters with us all year long to contribute to our understanding of the seasons, flora, and fauna in the North Country (and to be automatically entered into next years calendar contest!)

Welcome back intrepid Naturally Speaking listeners to a new season of North Country podcasting! We released a special North Country Voices episode in August (be sure to give it a listen if you haven't yet) but we're beginning Season 3 in earnest now. Give a listen to our Season 3 trailer for an overview of what's to come!

Our first episode - out now - is an interview with Anastasia George, the Interim Executive Director of the Onkwehon:we Midwives Collective. Two Nature Up North interns sat down with Anastasia in the spring to discuss what the OMC does, it's importance to the Akwesasne community… Read more ...

wide river with trees on edges and man in green kayak with two dogs paddling into the setting sun Just Our Nature

Nature Up North calendars are on sale at local businesses through early 2023! These printed calendars feature our favorite photos shared by community members as Encounters on in the past year. Calendars also include Nature Notes highlighting the phenological changes and happenings of flora, fauna, and more local to the North Country region.

A small brown house with rocks on the roof sits in front of a tree with a poster that says the fairies are here! Ask a Fairy

The leaves have all fallen and as the nights drop below freezing Thimble and Blossom are continuing on their journey south for the winter. Although they enjoy a few frosty mornings, they’re ready to bask in the warm sun rays again. But, before they left they made sure to write back to all of your wonderful nature questions!

Black bear walking through the woods North Country Wild

North Country Wild, a new Nature up North blog, is coming soon.

A brown-toned fairy house sits on a mossy log in front of a forest Ask a Fairy

Exciting news from the forests! Thimble and Blossom, our favorite migratory fairy naturalists, are back in the North Country! In the fall they like to take a break from flying and glide around on falling leaves, forage for berries and seeds with chipmunks, and enjoy a warm cup of acorn soup! Through all of their woodland travels they’ve become excellent naturalists, and are now here to answer any questions you may have!

Foggy sunrise over green hills and valleys with a lake in the middle Just Our Nature

September 8th through October 23rd

Calling all North Country nature photographers!

Events Up North

April 22, 2023

Welcome back for another awesome trail race!