A toad takes a break from the heat in Matthew Johnson's backyard in Russell. Johnson snapped and sent us this photo.View enlarged photo.
THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:
Even though the official start of fall is about a month away, some trees and shrubs in St. Lawrence County are already beginning to change color as they enter dormancy early this year because of the hot, dry summer.
Have trees where you live begun to change colors?
Results will be posted Monday, Aug. 29.
LAST WEEK'S QUESTION:
Wild parsnip, an invasive capable of causing severe burns and possibly even blindness has become abundant in St. Lawrence County, and little is being done to stop its spread. Look along the side of most St. Lawrence County roads and wild parsnip measures three to five feet in height and features yellow umbrella-like flowers that are similar in appearance to Queen Anne’s Lace. If skin comes into contact with parsnip sap and is then exposed to sunlight the result can be severe.
Have you seen wild parsnip where you live?
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A vehicle went off the roadway on state Route 11C in Stockholm Thursday around 9:45 a.m. A person at the scene was on a stretcher and being loaded into an ambulance. State police did not immediately reply to a request for information. State troopers, firefighters and EMTs were at the scene. The vehicle is at far right in the trees. North Country Now photo by Andy Gardner.View enlarged photo.
An osprey sits watch at the lifeguard station at Lisbon Beach. Warren McLear was there to capture the photo.View enlarged photo.
Hikers from the Laurentian Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club on a recent warm day climbed St. Regis Mountain, near Paul Smiths. From, from left, Heather MacKinnon of Ottawa and Marianne Hebert, Tom Ortmeyer, Xiaoli Wang, Bradley Hou and Andrew Hou, all Potsdam. Back, John Barthelme of Colton, Gail Cavenee of Peru, Kathryn Farr of Waddington, Daqing Hou of Potsdam, Mary Ann Bean of Colton, Carole Okun of Plattsburgh and John Barron of Ottawa. Photo submitted by Heather MacKinnon. The public is welcome on club outings. For information, contact Marianne Hebert at firstname.lastname@example.org or 265-0756.View enlarged photo.
A community festival in Harrisville was capped off with fireworks on Aug. 20. Photo submitted by Laura Hooley.View enlarged photo.
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