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Ask a Fairy

Woodland fairies answer all your questions about North Country nature!

Ask A Fairy

The wait is finally over! The fairies are so happy that you found their houses, and they said the questions you asked this year were especially thoughtful. Thimble Hickory and Blossom Dewdrop are your fairy experts on North Country nature and fairy culture again for this round of questions. They’re on their way to their northern summer nesting spot, but they already can’t wait to pass through the North Country again in the fall!

 

Are the fairies real?

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Ask a Fairy Part 2: Fairy Food, Autumn Leaves, and Migration

Our fairy friends Blossom and Thimble reveal where they go in winter and share their knowledge about frogs, bees, and butterflies.

Ask a Fairy Part 2: Fairy Food, Autumn Leaves, and Migration

Our fairy friends Thimble Hickory and Blossom Dewdrop are back to answer the rest of your questions about North Country nature and the lives of fairies. While they're settled into the warmth of the tropics for winter, they're already excited to return to Canton, NY next fall! 

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Ask a Fairy Part 1: Introducing Blossom and Thimble

North Country residents young and old left nature questions for woodland fairies at three of their houses in Canton. Photo: Natalie Pritcher

Ask a Fairy Part 1: Introducing Blossom and Thimble

Each year a group of migrating group of woodland fairies passes through Canton on its way south for the winter. Woodland fairies know all the North Country plants and animals, and this year they invited us to visit their houses and ask questions about North Country nature. If you were walking along the Kip Trail, exploring Heritage Park, or running through the Remington Recreation Trail last month, you may have been lucky enough to spot a fairy house nestled in the trees awaiting curious visitors.

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