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2020 Nature Up North Calendar Photos

We are pleased to share images from our 2020 Nature Up North calendars!

Each year, you share hundreds of photos and observations with us here on natureupnorth.org as Encounters. For another year running, we're excited to be sharing some of our favorite photos from the previous year through our printed wall calendar. In addition to stunning local photography, our calendars also feature Nature Notes highlighting seasonal wildlife behavior to look for each month. 


1st Place Overall (2020 calendar cover, December)

Snowy Paddle by Fred Nentwick

Snowy Paddle by Fred Nentwick


2nd Place Overall (June)

Cedar Waxwings by Ben Dixon

Cedar Waxwings by Ben Dixon


2020 Calendar Photo Contributors by Month (click the link to view Encounters)


January: Isabella de Buy Wenniger (Lyon Mountain, Standish, 2nd photo) 

February: Kevin MacKenzie (Cascade Ice Dance (WI4) Washington, 1st photo) 

March: Bill Hill (Tooley Pond Mountain Sunrise, Clare, 3rd photo)

April: Emlyn Crocker (Pussy Willow Catkins, Canton) 

May: Bill Hill (Fox in the farmhouse, Russell, 2nd photo)

June: Ben Dixon (Cedar Waxwings, Canton, 1st photo) *2nd place

July: Jodi Fox (Sunset, Madrid, 5th photo)

August: Elisabeth Arti Wulandari (Hummingbird & Sunflowers, Potsdam, 1st photo)

September: Shannon McNamee (Monarch, Lake Colby)

October: Elisabeth Arti Wulandari, (Mount Arab, Piercefield)

November: Ben Dixon (Pine Grosbeaks, Canton, 1st photo)

December: Fred Nentwick (Snowy Paddle, Hermon, 1st photo) *1st place


Proceeds from our calendar sales benefit Nature Up North's community environmental education initiatives. Nature Up North reaches hundreds of local residents and students through our guided hikes, paddles, workshops, and K-12 programs.  

Nature Up North calendars will be available at local businesses throughout the North Country through the December holiday season. We hope you’ll support our programs, and locally-owned businesses, by buying a Nature Up North calendar this year. And don’t forget to keep posting your North Country nature photos as Encounters. Your photos could be included in next year’s calendar! 

Thanks to everyone who submitted photos to the contest this year! 

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We are seeking future sales locations in the Massena and Ogdensburg areas. Interested in seeing Nature Up North Calendars at your store or a store near you? Email info@natureupnorth.org