Albany Pine Bush Preserve

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Spittlebugs!

Saturday, June 15, 2024  |  11:00 am

Join us for a 0.9 mile walk and talk about this common and harmless insect here in the Albany Pine Bush Preserve and throughout the United States. Suitable for ages 8+.

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Father's Day Hike

Sunday, June 16, 2024  |  11:00 am

Join us for a Father's Day hike in the Albany Pine Bush Preserve! We will meet at the Discovery Center and take a 0.9mile walk along the blue trail in the Karner Barrens region of the preserve. This program is suitable for all ages.

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Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission board meeting

Thursday, June 20, 2024  |  9:30 am

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

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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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School's Out Hike

Thursday, June 27, 2024  |  10:00 am

The school year is over and what better way to celebrate the start of summer vacation than by getting outdoors for a hike. Kids, bring an adult for a 2.6-mile hike over rolling sand dunes. Suitable for ages 8+.

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Nature Journaling for Fun

Sunday, June 30, 2024  |  1:00 pm

Come spend part of your day with us as we draw inspiration from nature and pause to observe life in the Pine Bush. We will explore some simple journaling activities and share ways of incorporating drawing, scientific observation, and poetry into our journal entries and practice journaling along a 0.9- mile hike. This program is suitable for tweens, teens and adults.

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Turtle Time

Wednesday, July 3, 2024  |  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 2:00-2:15pm. 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. Suitable for all ages.

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Inde"pond"ence Day

Thursday, July 4, 2024  |  11:00 am

What lives in a pond? Join us for an exploration and observation of the many creatures that make their home in a pond. This program is suitable for ages 6+.

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Morning Meander: DiCaprio Park Trailhead (#11)

Friday, July 5, 2024  |  10:00 am

Start your day outdoors and join us for a hike along the trails of DiCaprio Park Trailhead (#11). Suitable for all ages.

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Turtle Time

Friday, July 5, 2024  |  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 2:00-2:15pm. 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. Suitable for all ages.

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Pine Bush Pollinators

Saturday, July 6, 2024  |  11:00 am

The Albany Pine Bush Preserve is home to an amazing diversity of pollinators. Join us for a talk and walk and learn about some of the most prolific and important pollinators of the pine barrens…bees! This program is suitable for ages 8+

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Karner Blue Butterfly Walk

Sunday, July 7, 2024  |  11:00 am

Come learn about the natural history of the Karner blue and our efforts to rescue this species from the brink of extinction. Suitable for ages 6-10, tweens, teens and adults.

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Introduction to Invasive Plants

Monday, July 8, 2024  |  2:00 pm

Come spend an hour with us for an indoor talk and outdoor walk to learn what invasive species are, how they differ from other species of the Albany Pine Bush, and what some of our most common invasives are here at the Preserve! This program is suitable for tweens, teens and adults.

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Pine Bush Pups: Incredible Insects

Tuesday, July 9, 2024  |  10:00 am

Creepy, crawly. squishy, smally. Insects abound in the preserve! Joins us to learn more about them. Suitable for ages under 6 with caregivers.

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Pine Bush Pups: Incredible Insects

Wednesday, July 10, 2024  |  10:00 am

Creepy, crawly. squishy, smally. Insects abound in the preserve! Joins us to learn more about them. Suitable for ages under 6 with caregivers.

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Turtle Time

Wednesday, July 10, 2024  |  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 2:00-2:15pm. 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. Suitable for all ages.

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Karner Blue Butterfly Walk

Friday, July 12, 2024  |  11:00 am

Come learn about the natural history of the Karner blue and our efforts to rescue this species from the brink of extinction. Suitable for ages 6-10, tweens, teens and adults.

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Turtle Time

Wednesday, July 17, 2024  |  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 2:00-2:15pm. 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. Suitable for all ages.

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Nature Night Out

Wednesday, July 17, 2024  |  4:00 pm

The Albany Pine Bush Preserve presents "Nature Night Out", a series of 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 hours.

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Turtle Time

Friday, July 19, 2024  |  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 2:00-2:15pm. 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. Suitable for all ages.

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