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Encounters

It was a perfect day to get out on the St. Lawrence River and explore aquatic life. We found a snapping turtle, beetles, and hundreds of catfish! It was an exciting way to learn what lives under our water!

We just had to pull over to get pictures of the stunning sunset, and then on our way back to the road we startled this raccoon. They climbed about halfway up the nearest tree, then paused to peer out at us.

The Nature Up North team was joined by a group of youngsters at Eel Weir State Park for a fishing workshop on a beautiful summer day. The little anglers hooked some rock bass, yellow perch, and sunfish using worms as live bate on open-faced reels. 

A lovely afternoon at Bittersweet Farm, checking in on the newborn piglets and lambs faded into a beautiful winter sunset. The orange was still alive on the horizon as planets and stars began to appear in the blue/black sky above. As it grew darker coyotes could be heard barking in the woods beyond the fields.

A lovely afternoon at Bittersweet Farm, checking in on the newborn piglets and lambs faded into a beautiful winter sunset. The orange was still alive on the horizon as planets and stars began to appear in the blue/black sky above. As it grew darker coyotes could be heard barking in the woods beyond the fields.

90 degrees and very windy! I hope it just needed a break...

Spotted a Mother and her triplets while out driving around.

My wife and daughters had their second encounter with this fawn as they were puttering around the yard.

Mallard hen on St. Lawrence

Driving, midmorning, into the village of Morristown, NY via Chapman street, saw deer browsing just the other side of guard rail. She stood there for many minutes checking us out, giving ample opportunity to snap photos.

Our first storm experience on the lake! 3 kids loved and one stayed inside crying!

Welcome wagon as we arrived to camp Saturday! This cicada was molting on our steps!

Beautiful Snowy Owl on top of a tree in the middle of a field.

This picture was taken at the break of day near my home in Ogdensburg, NY. I was disappointed he wasn't looking at the camera but glad I caught him regardless. He looks very healthy.

I captured this photo of a Fisher in the acreage behind my home in Ogdensburg, NY.

This picture was taken on the edge of the corn field next to my home near Ogdensburg, NY where all kinds of wildlife pass by. This particular evening I was able to capture a mama Doe with her twins.

I was heading towards Watertown on 37 and spotted this Snowy Owl perched on the tin roof of an abandoned home in Hammond.

Glistening,dazzling,shimmering!! Dangerous!! Slippery!! It started just a couple of days before Christmas in 2013.Many roads were closed and travel bans were implemented.Then the icing stopped, the roads were opened and the skies cleared and the sun was gleaming on all that ice coating everything.

This picture was taken while I was doing a project for a class which required me to walk door to door and hand out voting information; I really liked the sunset and I remember taking a few minutes to enjoy it. The St. Lawrence River is a large river which connects the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean. it serves as a natural boundary between Ontario, Canada and New York, United States. The first European explorer known to travel down the St. Lawrence was Jacques Cartier in 1535 on his voyage to explore Canada.

I was in my boat on the St. Lawrence River near the lower campsites of Jacques Cartier State Park near Morristown NY. I was with my brother Tim who saw something black and furry running on the grass near the edge of the water. I turned the boat around and saw it was a family of mink kits that were exploring there world.We actually got some pictures of an adult carrying one of the kits back to their den near the banks of the River.It was exciting to see.

This peaceful snake was sunning itself and I had no intention to disturb its day.