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The fairies are back for spring 2020!

The fairies are back for spring 2020!

By Thimble & Blossom
May 5, 2020

Come visit our fairy homes! Each spring we migrate through the North Country on our way home for the summer. We live in the woods, where we spend our days bonding with birds, talking with trees, buzzing with bugs, and getting friendly with fungi. As you might guess, we've become expert naturalists. At any time between now and May 26th, find our homes using the clues below. This year, to help us and you stay safe and healthy, use your phone’s camera to scan the QR code on the sign next to our house. It will take you to a form where you can leave us your nature questions! 

*visit https://www.natureupnorth.org/justmynature/thimble-hickory-and-blossom-dewdrop/ask-fairy-2020 after May 26th to see our answers!


Stone Valley Trailhead, Colton 

Start down the trail and continue straight

You won’t have long to wait

Walk over the line of rocks and down the hill

To your left, you will see the waterfall spill

You will see a box saying register, please

Right next door, our home is nestled in a group of trees


Munter Hiking Trail, Potsdam

At 26 Maple Street, you’ll start your little stroll

The path will split into three before you reach your goal

To reach your journey’s end, 

Continue straight around the bend 

Look to the right and then you’ll see

Our toadstool home, next to a fallen tree


St. Lawrence University Cross-Country Woods Trail, Canton

The “Little River Nature” sign will send you on your way 

Walk down the sloping hill and take the left pathway

As you amble, look to your left until you come to see

A group of trees, once three

The third was cut down, but don’t despair

Our paper birch home is nestled there

By Thimble & Blossom

Thimble and Blossom are two traveling woodland fairies who love to migrate through the North Country on their way towards the tropical forests where they spend their winter. Thimble loves spending his time exploring the tops of trees and enjoys surfing down the falling leaves in autumn. Blossom likes to spend many of her afternoons befriending bees and butterflies in the forest. She also loves to take dewdrop baths every morning while listening to morning birdsong. Because they live in the woods, Thimble and Blossom have learned a lot about North Country plants and animals throughout the years. They're very excited to share their knowledge with you!


Submitted by keandy16 on June 2, 2020 - 10:27pm

This is such a wonderful idea! Very creative. I am glad Nature Up North is able to continue this tradition even remotely.