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.

Summer 2019 Naturalist Interns Just Our Nature

Nature Up North is pleased to introduce our 4 summer naturalist interns, Emily, Val, Grace and Lydia. We are thrilled to have them working with us this summer to bring more public events, citizen science, and outdoor fun to the North Country community. Read below to learn more about each of them and to hear what they've been getting up to so far!

non-native species of lily known as tiger lily Just Our Nature

Gardeners throughout the northern United States are likely familiar with the Lily Leaf Beetle (Lilioceris lilii), a non-native invasive insect that can quickly decimate lilies in gardens.  However, the beetle also has potential to extirpate populations of na

Black bear photographed in Colton, NY Just Our Nature

What comes to mind when you think of a large predator? Maybe a powerful lion? Or a burly bear? Did you know that the Adirondacks and all of New York State were once home to a variety of top predators, including cougars, wolves, wolverines, lynx and black bears? Out of these five species, only one is still present here today… maybe you’ve seen it.

Fairy house at the Nicandri Nature Center Ask a Fairy

Come visit our fairy homes! Each spring we migrate through the North Country on our way home for the summer. We live in the woods, where we spend our days bonding with birds, talking with trees, buzzing with bugs, and getting friendly with fungi. As you might guess, we've become expert naturalists. At any time between now and May 13th, find our homes using the clues below and leave notes with your nature questions inside.

One of the best parts of spring is seeing the first shoots of green poking out of the ground, replacing the gray and brown of winter with bursts of color. The first plants to sprout not only lift our spirits and remind us of the summer warmth and color soon to come, but can add flavor and nutrients to spring meals.

Events Up North

June 25, 2019

Join us for a relaxing evening paddling on the Little River in Canton. Bring your own canoe or kayak, or borrow one from us for free. Never paddled before? No problem!

June 29, 2019

Join us on this evening walk to Lampson Falls to discover the beauty of the falls under twilight.

June 29, 2019

Using natural plant or animal products to color textiles is an ancient practice. Most clothing today is dyed with synthetic dye.