Albany Pine Bush Preserve

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Discover the Night Activity Kit

Monday, February 19 - Sunday, February 25, 2024  |  9:00 am

A free Discover the Night activity kit will be available for pick up February 19-25 at the Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center. While supplies last.

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Oh Deer!

Sunday, February 25, 2024  |  11:00 am

Join us for a program on one of the largest mammals in the Pine Bush. We will talk about white-tailed deer biology and behavior as we hike 0.9 miles looking for signs of deer in their habitat. This program is suitable for ages 6+

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Book Club

Wednesday, February 28, 2024  |  7:00 pm

Join the Friends for an online discussion on "Bird Brother: A Falconer's Journey and the Healing Power of Wildlife" by Rodney Stotts with Kate Pipkin.

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Who's Awake? Me, too! Listening for Great Horned Owls in the Albany Pine Bush Preserve

Monday, March 4, 2024  |  6:00 pm

Join us for an evening walk along the purple trail at Madison Ave Pinelands (trailhead #7) to listen for Great Horned Owls. Suitable for ages 10+.

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Community Science: FrogWatch Volunteer Training

Wednesday, March 6, 2024  |  6:30 pm

The evening will provide an introduction to FrogWatch, a community science program of the Akron Zoo.

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Project W.E.T. Educator Training

Sunday, March 17, 2024  |  9:00 am

A FREE Project W.E.T. training designed for educators.

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Spring Equinox Hike

Wednesday, March 20, 2024  |  5:00 pm

What better way to welcome spring than to get outside for a hike in the Pine Bush! This program is suitable for all ages.

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Hug a Tree

Saturday, March 23, 2024  |  11:00 am

Calling all kids ages 6-12!! Would you know what to do if you were outside playing or hiking and became lost? If you're not sure, this program is for you! Suitable for ages 6-12 with caregivers.

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Full Moon Hike

Monday, March 25, 2024  |  6:30 pm

Enjoy the Pine Bush at night under a full moon. We will meet at the Discovery Center and then hike 0.9 miles at Karner Barrens trailhead. Suitable for ages 8+.

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Community Science: iMap Invasives Volunteer Training

Wednesday, March 27, 2024  |  7:00 pm

Volunteer community scientists can make valuable contributions that help conservation professionals manage invasive species.

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Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission board meeting

Thursday, March 28, 2024  |  9:30 am

Quarterly meeting of the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission Board. Open to the public.

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Community Science: American Woodcock Survey Volunteer Training

Wednesday, April 17, 2024  |  7:00 pm

We will learn about the American woodcock, an enigmatic woodland "shorebird" that has been declining in number since the 1960s, and how you can help us monitor them in the preserve.

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Earth Day 2024

Saturday, April 20, 2024  |  9:00 am

Come celebrate Earth Day by volunteering on a conservation project in the Albany Pine Bush Preserve!

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Community Science: Eastern Whip-poor-will Survey Volunteer Training

Wednesday, May 8, 2024  |  7:00 pm

We will learn about the Eastern whip-poor-will and how you can help us monitor them in the preserve.

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Certified Seed Collector Volunteer Training

Tuesday, May 28, 2024  |  6:30 pm

The APB Certified Seed Collector is an important and greatly appreciated volunteer position, essential to maintaining the integrity of the Albany Pine Bush Preserve as a globally rare ecosystem.

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Community Science: FrogWatch Volunteer Training

Wednesday, June 5, 2024  |  6:30 pm

The evening will provide an introduction to FrogWatch, a community science program of the Akron Zoo.

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Community Science: National Butterfly Count Volunteer Training

Wednesday, June 26, 2024  |  7:00 pm

Join us to learn what butterflies can be found in the Albany Pine Bush Preserve and how you can participate in the 2024 National Butterfly Count.

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Community Science: Buckmoth Survey Volunteer Training

Wednesday, September 18, 2024  |  7:00 pm

Join us to learn about the Inland barrens buckmoth, a giant silk moth that feeds exclusively on scrub oaks as a caterpillar, and how you can help survey them.

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Community Science: Snowpack Monitoring Volunteer Training

Wednesday, October 9, 2024  |  7:00 pm

Volunteers who live within a half mile of the preserve are invited to learn how your efforts monitoring snowpack around the preserve can help us understand wildlife population dynamics.

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