Endangered Karner Blue Butterfly Release

Butterfly chrysalises will be held at the Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center, through July 16 and perhaps longer depending on the rate at which the adult butterflies emerge.


Lupine Fest 2021

Witness the magic of spring with Lupine Fest!

January 2021 Pine Bush Post Newsletter

Breaking news and upcoming events

December 29, 2020

Karner Kids Film Festival

We're excited to unveil the 2020 Karner Kids Virtual Film Festival!

2020 Pine Bush Perspectives Exhibit

See it along the trail at the Albany Pine Bush Preserve through March 1, 2021!

November 24, 2020

Discover the Night

The public is invited to a free online event being held by the Albany Pine Bush Preserve now through January 15, 2021.

Accepting Submissions for the Karner Kids Film Festival

Calling all junior producers and directors!

July 09, 2020

Mister Karner Blue Storywalk

Explore the Pine Bush trails while reading a story!


Virtual Lupine Fest 2020

This year we're unable to hold our 16th Annual Lupine Fest in person, so we've decided to get creative and are inviting you to share your creativity, as well.

Our Resources Are Here For You

We put together some information about Pine Bush resources that people can utilize during this time of social distancing and remote learning.

Night at the Discovery Center

On November 26th meet Pine Bush characters from the past and present and enjoy interactive exhibits, games and more! Highlights include live local wildlife programs, a visit from the Lupine Lady and re-enactors that bring historic exhibits alive!

Smokey Bear Day 2019

Celebrate Smokey's 75th birthday at the Pine Bush on October 14th!

April 18, 2019

Get outside!

Bethlehem Children's School (BCS), in partnership with The Nature Conservancy, Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission, and Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy, today announced the launch of its #exploremore Family Scavenger Hunt.


March 11, 2019

The Truax Burial Ground

Rediscovering the past.

August 08, 2018

Smokey Bear Day

The Albany Pine Bush Preserve will host its annual Smokey Bear Day on Monday October 8, 2018, 10am - 2pm at the Discovery Center.

June 18, 2018

The Pine Bush Perspectives Traveling Show

Each visitor views the preserve from a unique vantage point worthy of celebrating and sharing.


2018 Pine Bush Perspectives

Did you capture a great shot of a butterfly, frame a gorgeous sunset or zoom into the gills of a mushroom?