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2019 Nature Up North Calendars

2019 Nature Up North Calendars

By Emlyn Crocker
November 15, 2018

*Update: As of February 1st, 2019, we only have a handful of calendars left. If you would like one for $5, please email us at info@natureupnorth.org

We are pleased to announce that 2019 Nature Up North calendars are on sale through early 2019!  These printed calendars features some of our favorite photos shared by community members as Encounters on natureupnorth.org in the past year. Plus, we include Nature Notes highlighting seasonal wildlife behavior local to the North Country to look for each month.  

Proceeds from our calendar sales benefit Nature Up North's community environmental education initiatives. Over the past 5+ years, Nature Up North has reached thousands of local residents through guided hikes, paddles, workshops, and K-12 programs. Thanks for helping us keep it going!


Nature Up North calendars are available at the following local businesses:

Nature’s Storehouse, Canton

TAUNY Folkstore, Canton

Potsdam Food Co-op, Potsdam

Maple Run Emporium, Potsdam

St. Lawrence University Brewer Bookstore, Canton

The Book Nook, Saranac Lake

Coakley's ACE Hardware, Saranac Lake & Canton locations

St. Lawrence County Chamber, Canton

*We are currently seeking locations in the Massena and Ogdensburg areas. Interested in selling Nature Up North Calendars at your store next year? Email info@natureupnorth.org

We hope you’ll support our programs, and locally-owned businesses, by buying a Nature Up North calendar this year. If you haven't, try posting your North Country nature photos as Encounters. Your photos could be included in next year’s calendar! Thanks to everyone who submitted photos to the contest this year for reminding us what a beautiful place we live in.


2019 Calendar Photo Contributors by Month (click the link to view Encounters):

January: Maya Williams (Skating in the Woods)

February: Ben Dixon (Porcupine's Punk Rock Hair Day)*2nd place

March: Bill Hill (Robert G. Wehle State Park)

April: Kenny Fowler (Trout Lily)

May: Ben Dixon (Sundew [photo 3])

June: Gerard Butler (Adirondack Nights)

July: Janine Wright (Sunset Serenity)

August: Melissa Burchard (American Toad)

September: Maggie Elliott (Big tooth aspen)

October: Bill Hill (First Snow of the Season [photo 3])

November: Maya Williams (Sunrise on Mt. Arab) *1st place

December: Kevin MacKenzie (Panther Gorge)


SNEAK PEAK at the Nature Notes segment!

Honeybees are active in their hives all winter. They feed on honey and huddle in a tight cluster to stay warm

-January 2019

Green herons hunt with tools. They drop ‘bait’ such as twigs onto the water’s surface and snatch fish that come up to look.

-August 2019


By Emlyn Crocker
Canton, New York

Emlyn Crocker is Project Manager of Nature Up North. An enthusiastic hiker and naturalist, she also enjoys skiing, cycling, and the thrill of an unexpected adventure in the woods.