What's Your Nature?

Become a Nature Up North explorer to share your encounters with wild things and wild places in New York's North Country. Post your wildlife sightings, landscape shots, photos from your outings, and even your organization's events!

Summer Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Event date and time
July 17, 2020 - 6:00 PM to August 17, 2020 - 11:59 PM

Submit your webform here! https://www.natureupnorth.org/form/submit-your-summer-scavenger-hun

Join us this summer for a North Country scavenger hunt! Use this checklist as a guide to get outside and learn more about the natural world that is right in your backyard! 

You will find links embedded in the activities list below. These links will lead you to blogs and other Nature Up North resources that will help you complete activities such as building a DIY bird feeder and stargazing.

Complete all the activities and submit pictures taken of you or your family on a picnic, stargazing, or more and be entered to win Nature Up North merchandise! 

Attached you’ll find a printable checklist to keep track of the activities while you go, but make sure to submit the webform by August 17th to be entered. 

Get up and go outdoors! 


  • Have a picnic 

  • Catch lightnings bugs

  • Go for a walk on a trail near you (see our North Country Trails for inspiration on where to go)

  • Watch a sunrise or sunset

  • Build a fairy house with all natural materials

  • Have a bubble blowing contest (DIY bubble solution)

  • Stargaze (check out one of our newest blogs, A Beginner’s Guide to Stargazing, for tips and tricks!)

  • Color a page from our Color In Nature coloring book and share it using #colorwithnun or on our Encounters page - find the coloring pages here

  • Do a dandelion craft - or use other wildflowers! See here or here for ideas!

  • Go bird watching (consider this free app to use to help with identification)

  • Cloud-spotting - what shapes can you find?

  • Learn about an invasive or native plant species with St. Lawrence Eastern Lake Ontario Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (SLELO PRISM) - see the attached infographics on the species featured this week (Wild Parsnip and Porcelain Berry) and check back weekly for more species to look out for while out adventuring. New species this week are the invasive forest pest, the Hemlock Woody Adelgid, the notable natives, the Green Pitcher Plant, and the Green Dragon, which is considered likely to become threatened in the near future.

  • Make a DIY bird feeder (check out this blog for ideas!)

  • Submit an Encounter from one of these activities on the Nature Up North website!

Use the link below to submit photos and be entered to win Nature Up North merchandise! 


Appropriate ages
Suitable for all ages
Skill level
Contact person

Madison O'Shea