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2018 Nature Up North Calendars

2018 Nature Up North Calendars

By Emlyn Crocker
December 1, 2017

We are pleased to announce that 2018 Nature Up North calendars are on sale now through January!  The printed calendar features some of our favorite photos shared by community members as Encounters on natureupnorth.org in the past year.  They also feature Nature Notes highlighting seasonal wildlife behavior to look for each month.  

Proceeds from our calendar sales benefit Nature Up North's community environmental education initiatives. In the past year Nature Up North has reached more than 1,000 local residents through guided hikes, paddles, workshops, and K-12 programs.  


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

Nature’s Storehouse, Canton

TAUNY Folkstore, Canton

Potsdam Food Co-op, Potsdam

Coffee Fever, Star Lake

Small Town Supply, Gouverneur

St. Lawrence University Brewer Bookstore, Canton

The Book Nook, Saranac Lake

Coakley's ACE Hardware, Saranac Lake

Coakley's ACE Hardware, 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. And don’t forget to keep 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.


Calendar Photo Contributors (click the links to view Encounters):

January - Gail M Thomas

February - Sue Mende

March - Ben Dixon

April -  Melissa Burchard

May - Juliana Richardson

June - Bill Hill

July - Kelsey Mattison

August - Janine Wright

September - Rhiannon Clements 

October - Jeanna Matthews 

November - Helen Eifert

December - Kathy Hanchek


Common burdock seeds are a staple food for wild turkeys throughout winter. The sticky seedpods of burdock inspired the invention of Velcro in the 1950s. 

-from Nature Notes, December 2018


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.