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Ask a Fairy

Woodland fairies answer all your questions about North Country nature!

Ask A Fairy: Fall 2018 Answers

Ask A Fairy: Fall 2018 Answers

 

Thanks for visiting the fairies this fall and leaving your notes inside! You had some really great questions, and Thimble and Blossom had so much fun answering them. They are already down in the tropics where they'll be spending the winter, but are excited to come back next spring!

Keep reading below to find your question among the others, and let us know if you have any questions. Thanks!

 

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Ask a Fairy: Our Fairy Friends are Back!

Heritage Park, Canton NY

Ask a Fairy: Our Fairy Friends are Back!

We eagerly await the fall season, because with it comes apples season, vibrant fall colors, and of course - visiting fairies! Our woodland fairy friends will be visiting the North Country on their migration south for the winter from October 12th - 28th. You're invited to find their homes and leave notes with your nature questions inside. Please also leave your first name and age, so the fairies can address you personally when they reply.

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Ask A Fairy: Spring 2018

North Country Fairy House

Ask A Fairy: Spring 2018

The wait is finally over! The fairies are thrilled you found their houses, and have been working hard to answer all of the thoughtful questions. Thimble Hickory and Blossom Dewdrop are your fairy experts on North Country nature and fairy culture again for this round. They’re on their way to their northern summer nesting spot, but they already can’t wait to pass through the North Country again in the fall!

 

Thimble and Blossom are here to share their passion and knowledge about the North Country forest. 

 

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Woodland Fairies Visit North Country Trails

Follow the clues below to visit the woodland fairies this spring and ask them your nature questions!

Woodland Fairies Visit North Country Trails

The fairies are here, the fairies are here!

Each spring a merry group of fairies migrates through the North Country on their way home for the summer. These aren't just any fairies – these fairies live in the woods, where they spend their days bonding with birds, talking with trees, buzzing with bugs, and getting friendly with fungi. As you might guess, over time they’ve become expert naturalists. For a limited time only, you’ll have the chance to visit their fairy houses and ask them any questions you have about nature.

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Ask A Fairy, Spring 2017

The wait is finally over! The fairies are so happy that you found their houses, and they said the questions you asked this year were especially thoughtful. Thimble Hickory and Blossom Dewdrop are your fairy experts on North Country nature and fairy culture again for this round of questions. They’re on their way to their northern summer nesting spot, but they already can’t wait to pass through the North Country again in the fall!

 

Are the fairies real?

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Ask a Fairy Part 2: Fairy Food, Autumn Leaves, and Migration

Our fairy friends Blossom and Thimble reveal where they go in winter and share their knowledge about frogs, bees, and butterflies.

Ask a Fairy Part 2: Fairy Food, Autumn Leaves, and Migration

Our fairy friends Thimble Hickory and Blossom Dewdrop are back to answer the rest of your questions about North Country nature and the lives of fairies. While they're settled into the warmth of the tropics for winter, they're already excited to return to Canton, NY next fall! 

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Ask a Fairy Part 1: Introducing Blossom and Thimble

North Country residents young and old left nature questions for woodland fairies at three of their houses in Canton. Photo: Natalie Pritcher

Ask a Fairy Part 1: Introducing Blossom and Thimble

Each year a group of migrating group of woodland fairies passes through Canton on its way south for the winter. Woodland fairies know all the North Country plants and animals, and this year they invited us to visit their houses and ask questions about North Country nature. If you were walking along the Kip Trail, exploring Heritage Park, or running through the Remington Recreation Trail last month, you may have been lucky enough to spot a fairy house nestled in the trees awaiting curious visitors.

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