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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!

Looking out over the Oswegatchie Just Our Nature

Weather modeling has become quite a big deal in recent decades, with meteorologists falling all over themselves to report what the latest models say. It sounds like a fun job, and I’m trying to find out how to apply to become a weather modeler. If it involves appearing in a swimsuit, though, forget it.

Students outside looking in container of water at aquatic life In the Schools

Nestled in the corner of St. Lawrence county, St. Lawrence University students participating in the Adirondack Semester can be found waking up in their yurts to misty mornings in a forest of snow-dusted eastern hemlocks. Every Fall, a handful of college students live in Childwold, New York to better understand the ecology and land of the North Country. My sophomore year St.

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

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