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Nature Up North 2023 Calendars For Sale!

Nature Up North 2023 Calendars For Sale!

By Erika Barthelmess

Nature Up North calendars are on sale at local businesses through early 2023! These printed calendars feature our favorite photos shared by community members as Encounters on natureupnorth.org in the past year. Calendars also include Nature Notes highlighting the phenological changes and happenings of flora, fauna, and more local to the North Country region.

Proceeds from calendar sales benefit Nature Up North's community environmental education initiatives. Each year, Nature Up North reaches hundreds of local residents through guided hikes, paddles, workshops, and K-12 programs. Thanks for your support!

Get your calendar at one of our participating local businesses:

Nature’s Storehouse, Canton

TAUNY Folkstore, Canton

St. Lawrence University Brewer Bookstore, Canton

Potsdam Food Co-op, Potsdam

Maple Run Emporium, Potsdam

Joseph’s Jewelry and Gifts, Massena

North Country Showcase, Massena


*We are currently seeking locations in the 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.


2023 Calendar Photo Contributors by Month (click the link to view Encounters)

January: Kayla Edmunds (View from Baker Mountain, Saranac Lake, 1st photo)

February: Bill Hill (Peavine Swamp Lean-to, Wanakena, 1st photo)

March: Emma Hubbard (Black-capped Chickadee on a Branch, Potsdam)

April: Amy Hunt (Female Mallard, Canton) *3rd place

May: Emma Hubbard (Lilac Flower in Bloom, Potsdam)

June: Jackie Card (Double Rainbow, St. Regis Falls)

July: Derek White (Lampson Falls, Clare) *2nd place

August: Stacy Morrison (Evening Padde, Canton) *1st place

September: Ben Dixon (Sandhill Cranes, Louisville)

October: Bill Hill (Bog River and Low’s Overlook, Tupper Lake, 5th photo)

November: JulieAnn Wilson (Deer in Sunset, Norfolk)

December: Lori Pryce (Cardinal and Woodpecker, Massena)


By Erika Barthelmess
Canton, NY

Erika Barthelmess is a vertebrate ecologist and conservation biologist and director of the Nature Up North project. Erika works as a Professor of Biology at St. Lawrence University. Her research interests are broad and include the biology of small, isolated populations, the intersection of behavioral ecology and conservation, road ecology, and the ecology and natural history of porcupines. Erika enjoys hiking, canoeing, camping, and Labrador retrievers.