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Lupine Fest 2021

Saturday, May 15 - Saturday, June 5, 2021  |  9:00 am

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Our new Lupine Fest website goes live on May 15th!

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TRAILgating

Saturday, May 15, 2021  |  11:00 am

This year, APB staff and Friends are kicking off Lupine Fest with trailgating! We'll be parked at each of the 12 trailheads with our trunks open - but instead of barbequing, we'll be dishing out informational materials and answering your questions before you head out on the trails!

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Whippersnappers Live Music

Saturday, May 15, 2021  |  1:30 pm

Tap your feet to the tunes of the Whippersnappers in the comfort of your own home!

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Lupine Fest Activity Kit Pickup #1

Sunday, May 16, 2021  |  10:00 am

Stop by the Discovery Center to pick up a free Lupine Fest activity kit for kids! No registration is required, but please keep in mind that kits will be distributed on a first come-first served basis.

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Blooms and Butterflies Walk

Sunday, May 16, 2021  |  11:00 am

Join on us for a short stroll of approximately a half mile, as we look for Karner blue butterflies and the wild blue lupine flowers these butterflies rely on for their survival. This program is limited to one individual, household or party. There is one ticket available for the program. Your group is limited to 9 people, regardless of age. Masks are required for everyone over 2 years old.

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Blooms and Butterflies Walk

Monday, May 17, 2021  |  11:00 am

Join on us for a short stroll of approximately a half mile, as we look for Karner blue butterflies and the wild blue lupine flowers these butterflies rely on for their survival. This program is limited to one individual, household or party. There is one ticket available for the program. Your group is limited to 9 people, regardless of age. Masks are required for everyone over 2 years old.

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Blooms and Butterflies Walk

Tuesday, May 18, 2021  |  11:00 am

Join on us for a short stroll of approximately a half mile, as we look for Karner blue butterflies and the wild blue lupine flowers these butterflies rely on for their survival. This program is limited to one individual, household or party. There is one ticket available for the program. Your group is limited to 9 people, regardless of age. Masks are required for everyone over 2 years old.

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Nerds of a Feather Chat #1

Tuesday, May 18, 2021  |  6:30 pm

Join us for this Tuesday evening webinar with some Albany Pine Bush nerds, Conservation Direction Neil Gifford, Field Ecologist and Entomologist Amanda Dillon, and Conservation Biologist Steve Campbell.

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Blooms and Butterflies Walk

Wednesday, May 19, 2021  |  11:00 am

Join on us for a short stroll of approximately a half mile, as we look for Karner blue butterflies and the wild blue lupine flowers these butterflies rely on for their survival. This program is limited to one individual, household or party. There is one ticket available for the program. Your group is limited to 9 people, regardless of age. Masks are required for everyone over 2 years old.

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Evening Lupine Stroll

Wednesday, May 19, 2021  |  6:30 pm

Join us for a short, guided evening stroll of approximately half a mile. This program is limited to one individual, household or party. There is one ticket available for the program. Your group is limited to 9 people, regardless of age. Masks are required for everyone over 2 years old.

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Blooms and Butterflies Walk

Thursday, May 20, 2021  |  11:00 am

Join on us for a short stroll of approximately a half mile, as we look for Karner blue butterflies and the wild blue lupine flowers these butterflies rely on for their survival. This program is limited to one individual, household or party. There is one ticket available for the program. Your group is limited to 9 people, regardless of age. Masks are required for everyone over 2 years old.

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Science Lecture Series Webinar: Ants of Inland Massachusetts Barrens

Thursday, May 20, 2021  |  7:00 pm

This talk by Antioch University Graduate Student Kyle Bradford will give an overview of different barrens communities of inland Massachusetts and discuss the ant fauna, with special attention to rare species and those with fascinating natural history.

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Blooms and Butterflies Walk

Friday, May 21, 2021  |  11:00 am

Join on us for a short stroll of approximately a half mile, as we look for Karner blue butterflies and the wild blue lupine flowers these butterflies rely on for their survival. This program is limited to one individual, household or party. There is one ticket available for the program. Your group is limited to 9 people, regardless of age. Masks are required for everyone over 2 years old.

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PB&J: Pine Bush and Jammies Virtual Story Time and Game

Friday, May 21, 2021  |  6:30 pm

It's virtual story time coming to you from the Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center! Join us on Zoom for a reading of a nature story and to play a game before you head to bed. Appropriate for ages 4-8 with an adult.

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Lupine Fest Activity Kit Pickup #2

Saturday, May 22, 2021  |  10:00 am

Stop by the Discovery Center to pick up a free Lupine Fest activity kit for kids! No registration is required, but please keep in mind that kits will be distributed on a first come-first served basis. This is our final Lupine Fest Kit pickup day.

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Blooms and Butterflies Walk

Saturday, May 22, 2021  |  11:00 am

Join on us for a short stroll of approximately a half mile, as we look for Karner blue butterflies and the wild blue lupine flowers these butterflies rely on for their survival. This program is limited to one individual, household or party. There is one ticket available for the program. Your group is limited to 9 people, regardless of age. Masks are required for everyone over 2 years old.

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Blooms and Butterflies Walk

Sunday, May 23, 2021  |  11:00 am

Join on us for a short stroll of approximately a half mile, as we look for Karner blue butterflies and the wild blue lupine flowers these butterflies rely on for their survival. This program is limited to one individual, household or party. There is one ticket available for the program. Your group is limited to 9 people, regardless of age. Masks are required for everyone over 2 years old.

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Virtual Program: Springtime Nature Journaling

Sunday, May 23, 2021  |  1:30 pm

The practice of nature journaling allows us to see our surroundings from a new and deeper perspective. Join Science Education Specialist India Futterman, writer Kat Fitzpatrick and Guilderland High School science teacher Jen Ford on Zoom for an afternoon of observation, reflection, and creativity!

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Blooms and Butterflies Walk

Monday, May 24, 2021  |  11:00 am

Join on us for a short stroll of approximately a half mile, as we look for Karner blue butterflies and the wild blue lupine flowers these butterflies rely on for their survival. This program is limited to one individual, household or party. There is one ticket available for the program. Your group is limited to 9 people, regardless of age. Masks are required for everyone over 2 years old.

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Blooms and Butterflies Walk

Tuesday, May 25, 2021  |  11:00 am

Join on us for a short stroll of approximately a half mile, as we look for Karner blue butterflies and the wild blue lupine flowers these butterflies rely on for their survival. This program is limited to one individual, household or party. There is one ticket available for the program. Your group is limited to 9 people, regardless of age. Masks are required for everyone over 2 years old.

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