Karner blue butterfly on lupine leaf

Lupine and Karner Blue Hike

Friday, May 24, 2024 | 11:00 am

11:00 am

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This program is suitable for tweens, teens and adults.

Join us on this 0.9 mile hike to look for the Karner blue butterfly and the wild blue lupine flower. Once common in the Glacial Lake Albany sand belt, the Karner blue plummeted in numbers and was listed as a federally endangered species in 1992. Come learn about the natural history of the Karner blue and our efforts to increase the population of Karner blues in the Albany Pine Bush Preserve. We will meet inside the Discovery Center.

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This program is part of our 2024 Lupine Fest passport program, where you can earn prizes by participating in events all month long! To get your passport visit www.AlbanyLupineFest.org or download the Goosechase app and search for “Albany Lupine Fest”.


Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center
From I-87 take exit 2W (Rt 5 West, Central Avenue). Follow Rt 5 for about 2 miles then turn left onto Rt 155 (New Karner Rd). Continue on Rt 155 for about 1.2 miles. The Discovery Center is located on the left at 195 New Karner Road. (518)456-0655
195 New Karner Road Suite 1
Albany, New York