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Discover the Pine Bush

Saturday, May 16, 2020  |  11:00 am

An extraordinary journey into the Albany Pine Bush - a globally rare, nationally significant and locally distinct inland pine barrens.

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Science Lecture Series: Assessing the Status of Fisher (Pekania pennanti) in a Managed, Fragmented, Suburban Landscape in Albany, NY

Thursday, May 21, 2020  |  6:30 pm

Scientist Daniel Winters will speak this evening about his research which aims to explore the status of the fisher population in the Albany area and how they utilize this unique habitat with the goal of better understanding whether these populations can persist in the APBP landscape.

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Karner Blue Butterfly Hike

Saturday, May 23, 2020  |  11:00 am

Join us on this hike to look for the Karner blue butterfly.

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Discover the Pine Bush

Monday, May 25, 2020  |  10:30 am

An extraordinary journey into the Albany Pine Bush - a globally rare, nationally significant and locally distinct inland pine barrens.

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Full Moon Hike

Friday, June 5, 2020  |  7:30 pm

Enjoy the Pine Bush at night with a hike under the full moon.

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Spittlebugs

Saturday, June 6, 2020  |  11:00 am

Are those bubbles? Is it a cocoon or is it spit? No, it's a spittlebug!

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Karner Blue Butterfly Hike

Sunday, June 7, 2020  |  1:00 pm

Join us on this hike to look for the Karner blue butterfly.

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FrogWatch Training

Wednesday, June 10, 2020  |  6:30 pm

The evening will provide an introduction to FrogWatch, a community science program of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

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Karner Blue Butterfly Hike

Saturday, June 13, 2020  |  11:00 am

Join us on this hike to look for the Karner blue butterfly.

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Science Lecture Series: Using Drones to Assess the Winter Habitat Preference and Abundance of White-tailed Deer in the Albany Pine Bush Preserve

Thursday, June 18, 2020  |  6:30 pm

University at Albany graduate student, Christopher Plummer, will lecture this evening about his work to assess white-tailed deer abundance and habitat preference in the preserve with the aid of a thermal imaging drone.

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Historic Trolley Tour

Saturday, June 20, 2020  |  9:00 am

Come aboard and join Albany Pine Bush staff and local historians for a 2-hour ride through the Albany Pine Bush Preserve.

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Father's Day Hike

Sunday, June 21, 2020  |  1:00 pm

How about a hike in the Pine Bush on Father’s Day?

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Kids' Wildflower Walk

Saturday, June 27, 2020  |  10:30 am

Kids and adults, 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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Picturing Nature: A Practical Guide to Nature Photography

Sunday, June 28, 2020  |  1:00 pm

There is incredible beauty in nature, from magnificent birds, flowers and landscapes to the tiniest insects. Join us for this workshop led by Denise Hackert-Stoner of Naturelogues.

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School's Out Hike

Tuesday, June 30, 2020  |  1:00 pm

YEAH! School's out! Come and celebrate by getting outdoors for a 2.6-mile hike over rolling sand dunes.

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National Butterfly Count Training

Wednesday, July 1, 2020  |  7:00 pm

Join us to learn what butterflies can be found in the APBP and how you can participate in the National Butterfly Count on Saturday July 4, 2020.

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New York State Tracking Turkeys

Saturday, July 18, 2020  |  11:00 am

Join us to learn about Wild turkeys and how you can help the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation survey them.

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Common Nighthawk Watch

Wednesday, August 26, 2020  |  6:00 pm

We invite you to join us and the Hudson Mohawk Bird Club in the Discovery Center parking lot to see science in action and help us count common nighthawks flying over the preserve as they continue on their over 6,000-mile southward migration.

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Buckmoth Survey Training

Wednesday, September 23, 2020  |  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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Snowpack Monitoring

Wednesday, October 7, 2020  |  7:00 pm

Learn how your efforts monitoring snowpack around the preserve can help us understand wildlife population dynamics.

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