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Nature Up North

Sunset Paddle: Creatures of the Night

Event date and time
November 4, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 5:15 PM
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Little River Boat Launch
Park Street / Rt. 27
Canton, NY 13617
United States

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info@natureupnorth.org
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Join us for a sunset paddle on the Little and Grasse rivers, searching for nocturnal bats, crepuscular beavers, and other nighttime creatures! In the spooky spirit following Halloween weekend, we'll keep an eye out for animals active in the evening along the river and learn some nighttime ecology. Free and open to all ages and all ability levels, bring your own boat or borrow one from us. Don't forget a headlamp if you have one and some warm layers! Meet at the Little River Boat Launch on Park Street/Rt.

Stargazing Campfire

Event date and time
October 18, 2019 - 7:30 PM to October 18, 2019 - 9:00 PM
Address

Wachtmeister Field Station, County Route 27
St. Lawrence University
Canton, NY 13617
United States

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info@natureupnorth.org
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Nature Up North invites you to a night of stargazing and astronomy at our fall Campfire with St. Lawrence University Physics Professor Aileen O'Donoghue. We’ll start around the campfire at 7:30 pm with a short discussion, followed by the opportunity to join Aileen in small groups at a telescope set up a short distance away. This event is free and open to the public, with water and s’ mores provided. Bring your friends and family!

Fall Foliage Hike to Goodman Mountain

Event date and time
October 6, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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Nature Up North
Goodman Mountain
Route 30
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
United States

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info@natureupnorth.org
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Join Nature Up North for a community hike up Goodman Mountain to admire the fall foliage! Goodman Mountain is a short hike perfect for those looking to get outside and enjoy the bright colors of peak foliage season. The 1.7 mile long trail ascends gently to the summit, where there are beautiful views of nearby Tupper Lake and the Horseshoe Lake Wild Forest. Along the way, there are plenty of flat areas for water breaks and rest stops. There will be a shuttle available from Canton, meeting at the Brewer Bookstore at 8:45 am, or meet at the trail head at 10:00 am.

Wildlife Detector Dog Demo

Event date and time
September 24, 2019 - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Address

Wachtmeister Field Station
County Route 27
Canton, NY 13617
United States

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info@natureupnorth.org
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You’ve heard of drug-sniffing dogs and you may have heard of bomb-sniffing dogs, but have you ever heard of a frog-sniffing dog? “Newt” is a young Labrador retriever who is learning to find and alert to Eastern Spadefoot Toads. These frogs are the rarest amphibian in New England, listed as a threatened species in Massachusetts, and are particularly difficult to find. They spend most of their time underground and only come out on rainy nights – not the best time for two-legged volunteers to be searching the woods.

Coney Mountain Hike: Foraging for Edible Plants

Event date and time
July 27, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Address

Route 30
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
United States

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info@natureupnorth.org
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Join us as we look for edible plants on hike up Coney Mountain! We'll be learning how to find and safely identify edible plants, and enjoying the hike to the top. Having a better understanding of what is edible and what isn't will enhance your connection to the local environment as well as your survival skills. Coney Mountain has an easy to moderate trail, 2 miles round trip, with beautiful views at the top! Meet at the trail head at 10am.

Shuttle available from Canton, meet at the Brewer Bookstore at 8:30am, returning at 2:00pm.

Water Sampling at Hart’s Falls

Event date and time
July 24, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
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Hart's Falls Preserve, Pyrites Russel Rd
Hermon, NY 13652
United States

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info@natureupnorth.org
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Join Nature Up North and St. Lawrence Land Trust to help sample water quality at Hart’s Falls. The focus at this session will be on macroinvertebrate sampling using the DEC’s WAVE (Water Assessments by Volunteer Evaluators) method. Volunteers, contact info@natureupnorth.org to rsvp. Please bring closed-toed shoes that can get wet. Volunteers of all ages and experience levels welcome. All volunteers below the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. 

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Waterfall Yoga

Event date and time
July 20, 2019 - 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Address

Harpers Falls
Clare , NY 13684
United States

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info@natureupnorth.org
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Imagine practicing yoga with the peaceful, grounding sound of a waterfall in the background. Curious? Come explore nature through yoga with us at the beautiful Harper’s Falls. Practicing yoga outside connects us to nature in a special way. This is a great opportunity for people of all experience levels to share the joy of outdoor yoga together. Shuttle available from Canton, meeting at the Brewer Bookstore at 8:45 am. RSVP by emailing info@natureupnorth.com or contacting @natureupnorth on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Community Paddle: Life on the River

Event date and time
July 20, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Address

Little River Boat Launch, Route 27
Canton, NY 13617
United States

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info@natureupnorth.org
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Want to learn more about rivers in the North Country? Join us for a community paddle on the Little and Grasse Rivers where we’ll explore beaver dams, otter slides, and try to find the places where turtles like to hang out. Free and open to all ages and all ability levels. Bring your own boat or borrow one from us for free. Never paddled before? No problem! We'll be happy to provide tips for newer paddlers. Meet at the Little River Boat Launch on Park Street/Rt.

Pollinator Workshop: Build a Bee House!

Event date and time
July 12, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Address

Wachtmeister Field Station
Park Street, County Route 27
Canton, NY 13617
United States

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info@natureupnorth.org
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Join us for a free workshop building your own bee house to attract pollinator-friendly species. Honey bees aren’t the only types of bees buzzing around our gardens— solitary bees actually make up 90% of the bee population! Stings from these bees are rare, and they are even better pollinators than honey bees. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to make a bee house using phragmites, an abundant and invasive reed. You’ll also learn about the Pollinator Protection Project, an initiative working to help establish more pollinator gardens at homes across the North Country. All materials provided.