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!

Events Up North

Upcoming Events | Past Events | Calendar | Year | Week | Day

Adirondack Guide Series - High Peaks Explorer Session #3 - Gothics/Wolfjaw

August 3, 2015 - 8:00am to August 7, 2015 - 4:00pm
Extension Learning Farm
2043b State Highway 68
13617 Canton , New York
Phone: 379-9192 ext. 234
A week-long camp that focuses on developing backcountry stewardship skills in teens, and start them on their journey to explore all 46 High Peaks of the Adirondacks.

The Thousand Islands Land Trust’s (TILT) Common Tern Nesting Grid Removal with Save the River (STR)

August 3, 2015 - 8:30am to August 7, 2015 - 10:15am
- Eagle Wing Shoals & Tidd Island New York
Phone: 315-686-5345
TILT and Save the River need volunteers to help dismantle the gull exclusion grid on Eagle Wing Shoals and Tidd Island. This event is weather dependent - we will call registered participants to confirm the date. Please meet at the TILT office at 8:30 am. Work gloves are recommended and lunch will be provided by Subway of Clayton. Please register to volunteer by emailing volunteer@tilandtrust.org, by calling the TILT office at 315-686-5345, or by signing up on the TILT website at www.tilandtrust.org.

The Thousand Islands Land Trust’s (TILT) “On the Farm” KidsTrek at Cross Island Farms

August 5, 2015 - 1:00pm
Wellesley Island New York
Phone: 315-686-5345
For the last KidsTrek of the season, join TILT at Cross Island Farms on Wellesley Island for a day “on the farm!” Families will enjoy a farm tour that includes getting up-close-and-personal with chickens, ducks, turkeys, cattle, goats and pigs; learning about the Farms’ eco-friendly edible forest garden; and enjoying a scavenger hunt (can you find the active beaver lodge?). Snack will be provided. KidsTrek participants must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear clothing and footwear appropriate for outdoor play.

Save The River's Riverkeeper Monitoring Volunteer Training

August 8, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Save The River
409 Riverside Dr Clayton, NY 13624
Phone: 3156862010
As the Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper, Save The River is the primary voice and advocate for the health of the River and the right to clean water from the River’s beginning in the vicinity of Cape Vincent to the Massena / Cornwall area. To cover an area that large it relies on volunteers to be its eyes and ears on the water. Riverkeeper volunteers will be trained to assess potential pollution problems and to effectively report these problems to the appropriate agencies.

: The Thousand Islands Land Trust’s (TILT) Annual Birkhead Lecture - “30 Years of Stories

August 9, 2015 - 3:30pm
Zenda Farms Preserve Clayton , New York
Phone: 315-686-5345
Calling all storytellers: TILT has been conserving land for 30 years, and we bet you have a story to tell about the 1000 Islands and what its protection means to you! We’re asking area residents and visitors alike to email your best 1000 Islands story to TILT at info@tilandtrust.org. We’ll pick a few of our favorites to be shared during our annual Guthrie and Louise Birkhead Lecture & Reception at Zenda Farms Preserve. The rest will be collected in a limited edition book, available for purchase later this year.

The Thousand Islands Land Trust’s (TILT) TeenTrek Paddle Board Adventure

August 11, 2015 - 4:00pm
Thousand Islands Park, Wellesley Island New York
Phone: 315-686-5345
TI Park is the perfect place for a peaceful teen paddle! We will be meeting at the Park’s pavilion and end with refreshments. A limited number of paddle board rentals are available for a $15 rental fee, in partnership with Riverbay Adventure Inn. Teen kayakers are welcome as well! Please register in advance (and let us know if you need a paddle board!) by emailing treks@tilandtrust.org, by calling the TILT office at 315-686-5345, or by signing up on the TILT website at www.tilandtrust.org

The Thousand Islands Land Trust’s (TILT) “De-Stress in Nature” Walking Meditation with Kripalu Yoga and Wellness Center

August 13, 2015 - 9:15am
Otter Creek Preserve Nature Trail New York
Phone: 315-686-5345
Join TILT at the Otter Creek Preserve Nature Trail, located within walking distance of downtown Alexandria Bay, for our final “De-Stress in Nature” workshop of the season. A teacher from Kripalu Yoga and Wellness Center will lead participants in a walking meditation, ending with quiet contemplation at the Otter Creek overlook. Please register in advance by emailing treks@tilandtrust.org, by calling the TILT office at 315-686-5345, or by signing up on the TILT website at www.tilandtrust.org.

Birding at the Nature Center

August 15, 2015 - 7:30am
Indian Creek Nature Center
County Rte 14
Rensselaer Falls , New York
Phone: 315-268-0150
Come enjoy a bird walk at Indian Creek Nature Center. Participants will view a wide variety of of species on a hike through shrubland, marsh, wetland, and forest habitats along the Tower and Succession trails. A spotting scope will be used to view birds on the Lower Lake from the top of the observation tower. Bring binoculars!

Nature Up North/TAUNY Campfire Jam featuring Barb Heller

August 27, 2015 - 7:30pm
Wachtmeister Field Station, SLU
County Rte 27/Park St.
13617 Canton , New York
Phone: 3152627325
Bring your guitar and your friends and family for a campfire sing/play-along jam featuring NCPR’s Barb Heller! This will be our final community campfire of the summer. Expertise is NOT required...just 4 or 5 basic chords will do it. Barb will guide you through the chord changes, so just come and have a good time. We'll be playing and singing traditional campfire songs, with a few requests added. No pressure -just fun! S’more supplies are on the house. Come a few minutes early if you need help tuning up.

The Thousand Islands Land Trust’s (TILT) Fall Foliage Hike

October 4, 2015 - 1:30pm
Macsherry Trail New York
Phone: 315-686-5345
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. The Macsherry Trail is a 1.5 mile loop and a 3 mile loop that winds through wetlands and woods along Crooked Creek, with the long loop offering a fabulous view of Chippewa Bay. It’s a favorite hiking destination because of these views and the interesting glacial striations left on enormous boulders that line the trail. A perfect family outing for a Sunday afternoon! We’ll meet at the trailhead on Indian Point Road at 1pm.

The Thousand Islands Land Trust’s (TILT) Fall Foliage Hike

October 4, 2015 - 1:30pm
Macsherry Trail New York
Phone: 315-686-5345
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. The Macsherry Trail is a 1.5 mile loop and a 3 mile loop that winds through wetlands and woods along Crooked Creek, with the long loop offering a fabulous view of Chippewa Bay. It’s a favorite hiking destination because of these views and the interesting glacial striations left on enormous boulders that line the trail. A perfect family outing for a Sunday afternoon! We’ll meet at the trailhead on Indian Point Road at 1pm.