Nature Up North user Carla Jean LaFave shared this Encounter of a black bear in Parishville last summer. Share your nature photos, and check out what others have posted, using our Encounters feature.
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Calling all North Country nature photographers: Nature Up North is hosting a contest for nature photos that will be featured in our 2016 wall calendar. Share your best shots with us as Encounters for chances to win gift certificates to ACE Hardware, TAUNY, and free Nature Up North gear!

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Goldenrod’s showy yellow flowers are in full view along roadsides and in meadows and pastures just about the time fall hay fever season usually kicks in. So it’s understandable that goldenrod has been blamed for the red itchy eyes, sinus congestion, sneezing, and general histamine-soaked misery that some folks experience this time of year. But it turns out that goldenrod pollen is innocent of all charges.

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Probably everyone has a sound they connect with high summer. For me, nothing says “August” like the drone of a cicada, its song a miniature buzz saw that cuts across a hot afternoon, undulating a bit and then dropping off near the end of its arc. Cicadas are stout, ancient-looking bugs with bulgy eyes and clear wings.

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There’s nothing more frustrating than reaching for your camera when you see something exciting and not being able to get the shot that you imagined. Our eyes can naturally adjust to what we see, so we may envision something a little differently than what our camera actually captures. Here are some suggestions for adjusting the settings on your DSLR camera to improve your photos.

In the Classroom

It has been a busy two days at the Nature Up North teacher workshop.  Twelve educators from across the North Country convened to share our ideas for diverse learning experiences with an emphasis on local, natural features.

Events Up North

September 12, 2015
Save The River & Clarkson University Present the Wild & Scenic Film Festival Saturday, September 12, 2015 3-5pm Clarkson University Student Union About The Wild & Scenic Film Festi
October 4, 2015
Bring the whole family as TILT’s famous naturalist Don Brown leads a hike in search of fall foliage on the Macsherry Trail in Hammond’s Crooked Creek Preserve.
October 4, 2015
Bring the whole family as TILT’s famous naturalist Don Brown leads a hike in search of fall foliage on the Macsherry Trail in Hammond’s Crooked Creek Preserve.