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Events Up North

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Wildflower Drawing Workshop

Event date and time
July 25, 2017 - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Address

Wachtmeister Field Station 5840-5858 County Road 27
Canton , NY 13617
United States

Email
natureupnorth@gmail.com
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Event description

Have you ever wondered about the flowers growing in your back yard? Picking them can be a pretty addition to your dinner table, but there are other ways to capture their beauty and learn about them without plucking them from the ground. Join Nature Up North for a wildflower drawing workshop, where you will learn how to set up your notebook to draw, paint, and sketch for beauty and function!

Summer Campfire - Night Navigation!

Event date and time
July 27, 2017 - 7:30 PM to July 27, 2017 - 9:00 PM
Address

Wachtmeister Field Station 5840-5858 County Road 27
Biology Dept. St. Lawrence Univ.
Canton, NY 13617
United States

Email
natureupnorth@gmail.com
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Event description

Come along on a jaunt in the night with Nature Up North on the Kip Trail to learn about the animals and plants who stay up in the dark! We will begin with an introductory discussion around the campfire, followed by a short walk in the woods. The Kip Trail is mainly flat, with some small hills and roots in the trail. For a full night-time effect, we will not use any lights and will let our eyes adjust to the dark. On the trail, we’ll pay attention to the sights and sounds of the night. S’mores to follow!

Mushroom Workshop

Event date and time
July 29, 2017 - 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Address

Wachtmeister Field Station 5840-5858 County Road 27
Canton, NY 13617
United States

Email
cburkum@stlawu.edu
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Event description

Mushrooms evoke a wide range of images including fairies and gnomes, poison and decay, and even gourmet dinners for some! In order to begin to appreciate the numerous roles mushrooms play in ecosystems and human cultures, it is important to be able to identify them. In this beginner level workshop, local mycologist Claire Burkum will introduce us to the features used by mycologists to distinguish different genera (groups) of mushrooms.