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Wandering the wetlands

Posted by Erika Barthelmess,
North Country explorer from Canton, NY
April 6, 2023

This semester, Nature Up North has been helped by two St. Lawrence University students participating in a "Community based learning" course. Among other things, Julia and Ilana helped us to put out some game cameras in early March. We went out today to retrieve the game cameras. Knowing that the St. Lawrence University Kip Tract is primarily forested wetland, and that the trails are flooded, we donned chest waders just to walk the trail and get the cameras. We were successful in collecting 3 of the 4 cameras; one that we had placed near the bank of the Little River was under water! We will grab it after the waters recede!

We were helped in our efforts by my dog, Gus, who thinks flooded habitat is the best sort of habitat!