What's Your Nature?

Become a Nature Up North explorer to share your encounters with wild things and wild places in New York's North Country. Post your wildlife sightings, landscape shots, photos from your outings, and even you organization's events!


We were driving back from Albany and felt compelled to stop and take some pictures of sunset on the lake. Gorgeous view!

It was one of the last days the road up Whiteface was open. It was hard frosty white on top and a carpet of autumn leaves down below.

I was strolling along the Racquette River in Potsdam when I noticed these wildflowers stretching toward the water and the sunshine. Another sign that summer had arrived in our lovely north country.

The arrival of fiddleheads in our Canton backyard is the true sign of spring in the north country; a signal that mother nature has returned with color and inspiring beauty.

My husband, Mark, and I were kayaking on Yellow Lake, Macomb, enjoying the solitude and peacefulness. We were nearly finished with our kayak when I noticed a group of lovely lily pads and blossoms bobbing in the water. I felt compelled to capture this moment.

I was driving back to from DeKalb to Canton under a clear-blue sky when I noticed a field filled with sunflower blossoms. I stopped to capture the happiness and the cheerful way this sunflower made me feel.

On my way to work in downtown Canton, I was marveling at the beauty of a newly-fallen snow that blanketed our charming village. I decided to drive a bit further to see how the wooden bridge leading off Riverside Drive to SUNY Canton looked and what a delight I discovered! A true winter wonderland.

I was paddling Arbuckle Pond in pursuit of Loon photographs when I came upon this eagle sitting on a log not 15 Yards away! He stared at me like I was lunch, and I drifted too close so he flew away. He has no left foot!

The north country has different mushrooms than I am used to seeing. I am just starting learn how to ID agarics. Anyone think they have an ID for these? Growing in mulch under a stand of trees. They didn't stain yellow.