Calling all North Country nature photographers! It's that time of year again to submit your nature photos as Encounters for a chance to be featured in our 2024 calendar. Head to the link above for more!

Welcome back intrepid Naturally Speaking listeners for our newest podcast episode! Summer naturalist intern Fallon Lynn had the opportunity to interview Sateiokwen Bucktooth of Snipe Clan Botanicals to learn about the powerful properties of the North Country's local plants and how she uses them to help her community connect with nature and culture. This is a must-listen to hear about uses of plants, what goes into makes salves and tinctures, and for advice on how you can connect to your backyard and what lives in it! Listen now to Powerful Properties of Plants in the North Country!

These fairies built their house in Canton! Ask a Fairy

Besides the fall foliage and fresh apple picking available in the fall season, there’s one other thing we all look forward to - the return of the fairies! Each fall Thimble and Blossom migrate through the North Country on their way south for the winter. During their travels they spend a lot of time chatting with chipmunks, lounging with ladybugs, playing with plants.

red, orange, and yellow leaves on a brown bridge going through a green wooded trail Just Our Nature

Each fall deciduous trees, ice-cream stands, and marinas close for the same reason: as daylight dwindles and cold creeps in, they become less profitable. When income dips down to equal the cost of doing business, a wise proprietor will turn off the lights and lock the doors until spring.

Sun setting over a glassy smooth dark blue river with dark green pine trees and someone paddling a kayak Just Our Nature

August 18th through October 7th

Calling all North Country nature photographers!

5 people standing in a circle in front of a river all holding pieces of paper and looking at a clear vial of water 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?

We're excited to bring back our annual summer teacher workshop in two parts! 

A bobcat at night North Country Wild

After spending the semester conducting research, I finally have a story to tell about the current state of porcupines on the St. Lawrence University Kip tract. I used game cameras to take pictures of wildlife and recorded what species I saw. I had over 20 different species captured on camera, but the one species I did not have a single picture of was the porcupine.

Events Up North