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Albany Pine Bush Preserve

Upcoming programs and events in the Albany Pine Bush Preserve.
Make reservations online or you can call 518.456.0655. If you don't have an account, you will need to create one during the reservation process.

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Turtle Time

Wednesday, August 7, 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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Turtle Time

Friday, August 9, 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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Batty for Bats

Friday, August 9, 2024  |  7:30 pm

Bats are an important part of the Albany Pine Bush! Join us for an indoor presentation and hike along the trails to learn about bats. Suitable for ages 6 and older.

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Pitch Pine - the Pine Bush's Spectacular Tree!

Monday, August 12, 2024  |  10:00 am

On this walk we'll explore what makes pitch pines different, special, and important to the Albany Pine Bush Preserve. This program is suitable for tweens, teens and adults.

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Learn 10...Grasses in the Albany Pine Bush

Wednesday, August 14, 2024  |  9:00 am

Join Botanists Steve Young and Laura Lehtonen at the Albany Pine Bush Preserve for a NY Flora Association Learn 10... program on grasses! We will spend time both inside the classroom and outdoors along the trail to learn the tricks of the trade when it comes to correctly identifying grasses. This program is suitable for adults.

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Turtle Time

Wednesday, August 14, 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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Flowers and Photos

Thursday, August 15, 2024  |  10:00 am

Join us for a short presentation to learn about flowers with tips on how to photograph them followed by a short 0.9 mile hike where we put our skills to use finding and photographing flowers. Suitable for teens and adults.

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Discover the Pine Bush at Karner Barrens

Friday, August 16, 2024  |  10:00 am

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 ages 6+.

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Turtle Time

Friday, August 16, 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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Naturalist Walk

Saturday, August 17, 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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Antlions: Ferocious Creatures in the Sand

Sunday, August 18, 2024  |  10:00 am

Discover the amazing world of antlions, a secretive insect in the Pine Bush. This program is suitable for all ages.

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Friends Book Club

Wednesday, August 21, 2024  |  7:00 pm

Join the Friends of the Pine Bush Community for an online discussion on “Eager: The Surprising Life of Beavers and Why They Matter” by Ben Goldfarb."

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Turtle Time

Friday, August 23, 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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End of Summer Exploration Hike

Saturday, August 24, 2024  |  11:00 am

Come explore the Pine Bush at the end of summer on a 2.6 mile hike. Suitable for ages 6+

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Common Nighthawk Watch

Tuesday, August 27, 2024  |  6:00 pm

Stop by the Discovery Center 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. Suitable for tweens, teens and adults.

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Turtle Time

Wednesday, August 28, 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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V is for Vulture

Thursday, August 29, 2024  |  11:00 am

What can smell dead things up to a mile away? Turkey vultures can! Join us for a short indoor presentation followed by a 0.9 mile hike to learn about this amazing giant bird that soars high in the sky. Suitable for ages 6+

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Turtle Time

Friday, August 30, 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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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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