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Events Up North

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Summer Campfire Series: Owl Prowl

Event date and time
July 7, 2022 - 7:00 PM to July 7, 2022 - 9:00 PM
Address

Wachtmeister Field Station
Canton, NY 13617
United States

Email
info@natureupnorth.org
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Event description

Our second campfire of the summer includes our nocturnal owl pals! We will spend about 30 minutes learning about North Country owls, how to spot them and what their calls sound like. We will also enjoy a roaring campfire and snack on some treats! Basic s'mores supplies will be provided. If we are lucky we may even hear an owl while we sit by the fire. Bring your favorite owl encounter to tell around the fire. This event is free and perfect for all ages. Youth under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Naturalist Tech Series - Merlin

Event date and time
July 9, 2022 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Address

Nicandri Nature Center
19 Robinson Bay Rd.
Massena, NY 13662
United States

Email
info@massenanaturecenter.com
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Event description

Join staff from Nature Up North, Nicandri Nature Center, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and Indian Creek Nature Center for a four part series in nature tech this summer. Learn how to use apps that can help you identify what you see in nature - from birds to plants to slugs - and how to be part of app based community science.
This session is on the Merlin birding app, which can help you identify birds through sight and sound options. We'll learn to use it and practice on a nature walk.

Introduction to Fishing

Event date and time
July 9, 2022 - 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Address

3 Riverview Dr.
Potsdam , NY 13617
United States

Email
info@natureupnorth.org
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Event description

This fishing clinic at Ives’ Park in Potsdam is open to all ages and abilities. Learn about local fish and how to cast - fishing poles included, free of charge! Ten fishing poles will be provided, but participants are invited to bring their own gear as well. You may also want to bring sunscreen, water, and a camera (to post pictures of your catch on natureupnorth.org).

Full Moon Social

Event date and time
July 13, 2022 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Address

Lampsons Falls
Clare, NY 13684
United States

Email
info@natureupnorth.org
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Event description

The Full Moon Social will be taking place at Lampson Falls in Clare on July 13th! We will meet at the trailhead at 8pm to walk down to the falls (the trail is less than a mile of relatively even, hard-packed dirt), and we'll wrap up around 10pm. There will be an optional swim (so bring a bathing suit and towel if interested), and then a good old fashioned s'more (and potentially veggie dog) roast while we talk about how cool the moon is. We'll have a front row seat to watch the moon rise at around 9pm! No werewolves allowed!! Can't wait to see you there!

Aquatic Plant Community Paddle

Event date and time
July 15, 2022 - 6:30 PM to July 15, 2022 - 8:00 PM
Address

Little River Boat Launch
Canton, NY 13617
United States

Email
info@natureupnorth.org
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Event description

Wat-er you doing every other Friday? Join us Friday, July 15th from 6:30-8:00 pm for a relaxing evening on the Little River. New to paddling? No problem! We'll be happy to provide tips and guidance throughout the paddle. Community paddles are a great way to get outside and meet some cool people. This week will include some information about some common aquatic plants we might encounter on the Little River or on the Grasse River.

Paint with Plants

Event date and time
July 16, 2022 - 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Address

Wachtmeister Field Station
Canton, NY 13617
United States

Email
info@natureupnorth.org
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Event description

Join us for a mid-morning paint and sip! We'll use naturally made paints from local plants (we might even collect a few plants to see what colors they'll make) to get creative, all while enjoying some refreshing, non-alcoholic, beverages!
All you need to bring is yourself and an open mind - who knows what will happen once you put paintbrush and plant paint to paper? Meet at the Wachtmeister Field Station at 9:30am, we'll start with an introduction on the different plants we'll be using and how they make the colors we see. Then it's up to you to paint away!

Summer Campfire Series: Bats

Event date and time
July 21, 2022 - 7:00 PM to July 21, 2022 - 9:00 PM
Email
info@natureupnorth.org
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Event description

Looking to learn about our flying nocturnal friends?Join us for our Summer Campfire Series, where this week we’ll be learning about our nocturnal flying friends, BATS!

Plan to gather at Wachtmeister Field Station on July 21st from 7:00-9:00 pm, or for as long as you’d like! We’ll be eating smores and reading “Stellaluna,” while trying to see if we can spot any bats flying overhead.

This event is free and perfect for all ages. Youth under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Bring a friend and a fun bat fact!

Beaver Themed Community Paddle

Event date and time
July 29, 2022 - 6:30 PM to July 29, 2022 - 8:00 PM
Email
info@natureupnorth.org
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Event description

Dying to get on the water and explore the Little and Grasse Rivers’ riches? Come join us for a relaxing evening on the Little River Friday, July 29th as we learn about and search for BEAVERS!