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.

We're excited to share that as of September 2019 you've shared over 2500 Encounters with us here at Nature Up North!

Congrats Elisabeth Arti Wulandari, who shared the 2500th encounter earlier this month. Explore recent observations or create your own account today to share yours. Check out Elisabeth's Encounter of a hummingbird visiting a sunflower here.

'' In the Schools

This workshop has passed. To learn about upcoming workshops or to inquire about working with Nature Up North as an educator, please contact us at info@natureupnorth.org. Visit www.natureupnorth.org/educator-resources to explore our teacher resources.


Nature Up North summer naturalist interns, posing while eating ice cream Just Our Nature

Whether you're paddling on the Grasse River, visiting one of our countless waterfalls, or picking up fresh veggies at a farmer's market, summer is one of the best times to be in the North Country. This summer, the four college students interning with Nature Up North got to experience that firsthand.

Cattails blowing in the breeze Just Our Nature

The two cats at my place have endured life-threatening traumas such as falls, fights, and the compulsory “devotions” of small children. It’s amazing the hazards they can survive. Sadly, my contacts in the veterinary field continue to assert that cats have but a single life, and that the whole nine-lives thing is just a cat tale.

Adult goose held by Emlyn Crocker of Nature Up North Just Our Nature

The Canadian goose population began to decline in the 1970s due to increased harvesting.

Blanding's Turtle Just Our Nature

Perhaps due to their iconic shells, great longevity, and slow movements, turtles form an assemblage of about 320 species that are instantly recognized and often loved, by nearly everyone.  However, according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, turtles as a group are declining worldwide, faster than nearly every other vertebrate group.  Threats include widespread habitat loss, exploitation for food and for the pet trade,

Events Up North

September 24, 2019

You’ve heard of drug-sniffing dogs and you may have heard of bomb-sniffing dogs, but have you ever heard of a frog-sniffing dog?