Help us keep track of the progression of fall by monitoring maple trees.

Do you love taking photos?  Join us in a nature photography submission bonanza!

Share your nature photos with us as Encounters for the chance to be featured in our 2022 calendar! We'll consider all photos shared before October 15th from the last two years! 

Post the picture on Nature Up North as an Encounter (you'll need to create a free account on natureupnorth.org). They can be photos of birds, landscapes, the stars, or any other natural subject that catches your eye! 

Brown wooden fairy house in woods with poster nailed to tree behind it Ask a Fairy

We are SO excited to share that the fairies are back! As the leaves begin changing color and the air starts to cool, Thimble and Blossom will be making the long trip south for the winter. Through all of their woodland travels they’ve become great naturalists, talking with toads, playing with opossums, and singing with cicadas.

A photo taken through thin forest brush of a white-tailed buck, with early growth antlers Just Our Nature

Describing happiness attracts animals:  Apparently, we can have a whale of a time, be as pleased as a pig in a peach orchard, or feel as happy as a pup with two tails, a monkey with a peanut machine, and a clam at high tide. Given all this, it’s natural to wonder if non-human animals can feel happy.

Renewable Energy and Wildlife Conservation survey poster - complete the survey for a chance to win $50! Just Our Nature

Our names are Cole Weigartz and Kayla Edmunds, and we are undergraduate students enrolled in the Conservation Biology class at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. We are working under the direction of Dr. Erika Barthelmess, a faculty member at St. Lawrence University. We are conducting research for a case study on the trade-off between green energy infrastructure and wildlife conservation in the North Country.

Drawing with words "recreation in the Algonquin to Adirondack Corridor" Just Our Nature

Our names are Aliya Brown, Ryan Heuss and Kendrew Van Gorder, and we are undergraduate students at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. We are working under the direction of Dr. Erika Barthelmess, a faculty member at St. Lawrence University. We are conducting research as part of a case study project for our Conservation Biology class.

Elyssa Twedt North Country Voices

Elyssa Twedt is an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department where she teaches Introduction to Psychology, Research Methods, Sensation and Perception, and a seminar on Cognitive Science. She has spent the majority of her life in the south including Florida, Tennessee, and most recently, Virginia, so moving to the North Country in 2015 was a big change.

Events Up North

October 28, 2021

Come get spooky with Nature Up North! Halloween is this weekend and we want to share our favorite spooky stories, play some halloween themed games, and enjoy our last campfire of the season.

October 30, 2021

Nature gives us great inspiration for creating art -  full of beautiful colors and patterns that let our imagination run wild!