It's time for our annual Calendar Photo Contest! Share your best North Country nature photos as Encounters for a chance to be featured in our 2023 calendar and win some great prizes. This photo, taken by Bill Hill, was featured as the cover of our 2022 calendar!

Do you love our state tree - the sugar maple? How about the sweet syrup we make from it's sap? With fall right around the corner, now is the perfect time to join the Monitor My Maple Project. Volunteers across the North Country are helping to collect data to preserve maple trees and the traditions that surround them. Check out the Monitor My Maple page under the Citizen Science tab to get started today!

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!

a rainbow of maple leaves on a gray stone Just Our Nature

Deciduous trees, ice-cream stands, and marinas close each fall 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 out the lights and lock the doors until spring.

Image taken on the Little River of the evening sunlight against the trees Just Our Nature

Nature Up North has spent the summer getting back outside after a hiatus from summer activities due to COVID.

Events Up North

October 07, 2022

Mushrooms evoke a wide range of images including fairies and gnomes, poison and decay, and even gourmet dinners for some!

October 08, 2022

Join St. Lawrence University POWERHouse students and Nature Up North representatives for a POWERFUL start to your Saturday with a birding bonanza!

October 08, 2022

Have you ever wondered about the magic behind the changing leaf colors that is such an important part of our fall season here in the North Country?