Albany Pine Bush Preserve

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Naturalist Walk

Saturday, August 31, 2024  |  11:00 am

New to the Pine Bush and want a guide? Join us for a brief hike and discussion on what makes the Albany Pine Bush unique! Suitable for all ages.

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Discover the Pine Bush at Karner Barrens

Monday, September 2, 2024  |  1:00 pm

Our experts will guide you along this 0.9-mile hike over rolling sand dunes where you will discover Pine Bush natural history and seasonal surprises and transformations. Suitable for all ages.

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Morning Meander: Kings Highway Barrens

Friday, September 6, 2024  |  10:00 am

Start your day outdoors and join us for a hike along the trails of the newly restored Kings Highway Barrens area (Trailhead #9). Suitable for adults.

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Wonder Walk

Saturday, September 7, 2024  |  11:00 am

Join us for this 0.9-mile hike in the Pine Bush. We will use our senses to explore the big and the small, the living and non-living, and the seasonal surprises around us. This program is suitable for ages 6+.

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Birds Take Flight

Sunday, September 8, 2024  |  7:00 am

Come join us for a morning bird walk to see who’s passing through the Pine Bush on their way south, as well as who is sticking around for the winter. Suitable for tweens, teens and adults.

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Full Moon Hike at Blueberry Hill

Tuesday, September 17, 2024  |  6:30 pm

Enjoy the Pine Bush under a full moon. We will meet at the Blueberry Hill West trailhead (#5). Suitable for adults.

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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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Learn 10 Asters and Goldenrods in the Albany Pine Bush

Sunday, September 22, 2024  |  9:00 am

Do you know how to distinguish a goldenrod from an aster? Are you familiar with the most common species of goldenrods and asters? You don’t have to be any kind of plant expert to participate, and sessions will be relaxed and supportive! Join Botanists Steve Young and Laura Lehtonen for a NY Flora Association walk at the Albany Pine Bush Preserve and learn the tricks of the trade when it comes to correctly identifying asters and goldenrods.

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Brilliant and Bristly Buckmoths

Friday, September 27, 2024  |  11:00 am

Join us for a 0.9-mile hike to discover the amazing world of buckmoths. This program is suitable for ages 6+.

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Fire Ecology and Ethnobotany of the Albany Pine Bush

Saturday, September 28, 2024  |  10:00 am

Join Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission Conservation Director, Neil Gifford and Wild Hudson Valley Ethnoecologist, Justin Wexler for an extraordinary journey into the Albany Pine Bush where we will explore the fire ecology and ethnobotany of this rare inland pine barrens along a 2.6 mile hike. This program is suitable for teens and adults.

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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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