Jam with the Junkman

Here’s a chance to add some unique and fun-tastic spice to your holiday activities. The Junkman will offer two interactive workshops in which music and music-making simultaneously integrate with messages about environmental stewardship.

Volunteer Open House

Come visit us on Wednesday, November 2nd from 7-8 pm at the Discovery Center to learn about the many ways you can become involved.

September 29, 2022

View the routes of migrating birds.

Our research with the New York State Museum reveals that blackpoll warblers, like this adult male captured earlier in the week, are traveling to the Pine Bush from Alaska and the NW Territories.

September 01, 2022


Most scientific discoveries take teamwork and that’s certainly true for what we have learned about this now 9+ year old male prairie warbler, recently photographed by Volunteer Naturalist Allen Landes.

July 26, 2022

We're hiring!

Join our team!

Nature Night Out 2022

The Albany Pine Bush Preserve presents "Nature Night Out", a series of three summer evening events that invite everyone to drop everything and get into nature.

May 28, 2022

Free Saturday Nature Bus Service Returns to the Capital Region

Service to Run Every Saturday, May 28 through September 24

Lupine Fest 2022

Witness the magic of spring at the Albany Pine Bush Preserve's annual Lupine Fest on May 21, 2022.

Discover the Night 2022

The public is invited to a free hybrid online and in-person event being held by the Albany Pine Bush Preserve. Discover the Night is an opportunity to experience nighttime in the globally-rare Albany Pine Bush.

2021 Pine Bush Perspectives Exhibit

There are several different ways you can enjoy the exhibit this year.

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.

April 13, 2020

BirdWatching Magazine Highlights the Pine Bush

Read about how our preserve saves a butterfly — and lots of birds, too.

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?