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.

Do you love to take photos? Join us for a four week long Love Your Mother photo challenge!

To participate, just submit a picture taken between Wednesday, April 22nd (Earth Day) and Friday, May 22nd 2020 from somewhere in the North Country. The picture can be of anything you choose - maybe it is a sunrise, a waterfall, birds at your feeder... you name it!

Post the picture on Nature Up North as an Encounter (you'll need to create a free account on natureupnorth.org). We will randomly select the posters of two Encounters to receive a prize and a third encounter will be featured as the home page on our website for a month! 

Poster with the title of blog, The Secret World of Fireflies, and the Nature Up North logo over a picture of fireflies glowing in a dark forest Just Our Nature

If you look outside on a warm North Country summer night, you’re likely to see tiny blinking lights floating through the sky, disappearing and then reappearing a few feet away. These fireflies (Lampyridae) are not made of fire nor are they flies!

Virtual Nature Coloring Book Cover Just Our Nature

Nature Up North presents a virtual nature coloring book! This coloring book features different animals and plants that you can find in the North Country. It includes fun facts about each species, tree identification, and more. Post and tag us in your finished coloring book pages on social media and use the hashtag #colorwithnun. Stay tuned for more coloring pages coming soon!

Herb Gardening for Beginners Just Our Nature

Are you interested in building a small garden at home, but don’t know how to start? Or are you simply looking for a new hobby during quarantine? Keep reading to learn how to get started and the benefits of having a herb garden at your disposal. These herbs are ideal for beginners because they’re easy to grow and take care of! 

Find a home for your herbs

A long exposure shot of stars the movement of stars throughout the night sky. Just Our Nature

As we approach the three-month mark of quarantining at home with our families and loved ones, it is more important than ever to get into nature in creative ways. If you’re working from home with little ones running around, a college student looking for a creative outlet, or simply looking to expand your own horizons, follow our guide to explore the summer night sky.

2020 first place photo and calendar cover Just Our Nature

July 1st, 2020 to August 9th, 2020

Calling all North Country nature photographers!

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