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Nature Night Out

Friday, August 12, 2022  |  4:00 pm

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. The Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center will extend operations until 7:30pm on each of these days, capitalizing on those longer sunlit summer hours.

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Ferocious Antlions

Saturday, August 13, 2022  |  11:00 am

Discover the amazing world of antlions, a secretive insect in the Pine Bush.

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Turtle Time

Wednesday, August 17, 2022  |  2:00 pm

It's Turtle Time! Join us for a brief introduction to one of our Discovery Center turtle ambassadors on select Wednesdays and Fridays this summer from 2:00-2:15. A maximum of 30 individuals will be allowed in the classroom for each program. Participants will be allowed in on a first come, first served basis.

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Turtle Time

Friday, August 19, 2022  |  2:00 pm

It's Turtle Time! Join us for a brief introduction to one of our Discovery Center turtle ambassadors on select Wednesdays and Fridays this summer from 2:00-2:15. A maximum of 30 individuals will be allowed in the classroom for each program. Participants will be allowed in on a first come, first served basis.

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CDTA Nature Bus Service

Saturday, August 20, 2022  |  9:00 am

The Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy, the Capital District Transportation Authority , and local project partners, like the Albany Pine Bush Preserve, have come together again to offer free Saturday CDTA bus service to connect City of Albany residents to eight natural spaces in and around Albany.

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Kids' Wildflower Walk

Wednesday, August 24, 2022  |  11:00 am

Join us as we walk 0.9 miles looking for little pops of color among the bushes, grasses and trees to see what flowers we can find in the Albany Pine Bush Preserve.

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Turtle Time

Wednesday, August 24, 2022  |  2:00 pm

It's Turtle Time! Join us for a brief introduction to one of our Discovery Center turtle ambassadors on select Wednesdays and Fridays this summer from 2:00-2:15. A maximum of 30 individuals will be allowed in the classroom for each program. Participants will be allowed in on a first come, first served basis.

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Family Fun Hike at the Rapp Barrens Trailhead

Friday, August 26, 2022  |  11:00 am

Join us for an end-of-summer family hike at the Rapp Barrens Trailhead (#2).

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Turtle Time

Friday, August 26, 2022  |  2:00 pm

It's Turtle Time! Join us for a brief introduction to one of our Discovery Center turtle ambassadors on select Wednesdays and Fridays this summer from 2:00-2:15. A maximum of 30 individuals will be allowed in the classroom for each program. Participants will be allowed in on a first come, first served basis.

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End-of-Summer Sing-a-Long

Saturday, August 27, 2022  |  11:00 am

Come sing with us at our end-of-summer sing-a-long!

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Turtle Time

Wednesday, August 31, 2022  |  2:00 pm

It's Turtle Time! Join us for a brief introduction to one of our Discovery Center turtle ambassadors on select Wednesdays and Fridays this summer from 2:00-2:15. A maximum of 30 individuals will be allowed in the classroom for each program. Participants will be allowed in on a first come, first served basis.

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Sunset Walk at Blueberry Hill West

Wednesday, August 31, 2022  |  7:00 pm

Make time for a farewell summer hike at Blueberry Hill West.

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CDTA Nature Bus Service

Saturday, September 3, 2022  |  9:00 am

The Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy, the Capital District Transportation Authority , and local project partners, like the Albany Pine Bush Preserve, have come together again to offer free Saturday CDTA bus service to connect City of Albany residents to eight natural spaces in and around Albany.

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Science Lecture Series: Fishes of Rensselaer Lake and Aquatic Invasive Species Management (Rescheduled from 7/21/22)

Thursday, September 15, 2022  |  6:30 pm

Join us this evening for a lecture by NYSDEC Warmwater Fisheries Biologist Scott Wells as he reviews a 2017 Rensselaer Lake fish survey and details aquatic invasive species management in New York State.

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CDTA Nature Bus Service

Saturday, September 17, 2022  |  9:00 am

The Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy, the Capital District Transportation Authority , and local project partners, like the Albany Pine Bush Preserve, have come together again to offer free Saturday CDTA bus service to connect City of Albany residents to eight natural spaces in and around Albany.

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Community Science: Buckmoth Survey Volunteer Training

Wednesday, September 21, 2022  |  6:00 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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Book Club

Wednesday, October 19, 2022  |  7:00 pm

The next Friends of the Pine Bush Community Book Club will take place on Wednesday, October 19th from 7:00-8:15pm online. The book is The Genius of Birds by Jenifer Ackerman.

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