Albany Pine Bush Preserve

Albany Pine Bush Preserve Visit the Discovery Center at 195 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 518-456-0655 Mon - Fri 9a-4p Sat & Sun 10a-4p FREE!
The Albany Pine Bush Preserve contains one of the best remaining examples of an inland pine-barrens ecosystem in the northeastern United States. Of global ecological significance, this diverse ecosystem contains a variety of habitats, including fire-dependant pitch pine-scrub oak barrens, vernal ponds, red maple hardwood swamps, hardwood forests, and deep ravines. Development, fire suppression and non-native invasive plants threaten the long-term viability of the Pine Bush, which originally covered more than 25,000 acres between Albany and Queensbury. Most appealing for its unusual vegetation and gently rolling sand dunes, the Pine Bush differs strikingly from the typical deciduous forests found throughout New York and New England. Surprisingly, for it’s relatively small size, the Pine Bush has 45 wildlife “Species of Greatest Conservation Need” of the 538 found in New York State. This includes 16 birds, 12 reptiles and amphibians, and 17 insects, as well as, two rare natural communities, and hundreds of other more common, but no less worthy species. It also supports more than 20 at-risk species that are either state or federally listed as rare or endangered including one of the most famous residents, the endangered Karner blue butterfly. Mammals commonly observed include fisher, white-tailed deer, cottontail rabbits, red and gray fox, and eastern coyote. The eastern spadefoot (a toad), hognose snake, and spotted turtle are among the reptiles and amphibians that can be observed in the warmer months. Designated a Bird Conservation Area in 2008, the Preserve also supports more than 90 bird species. Frequently observed birds include the eastern towhee, American woodcock, prairie warbler, indigo bunting, great horned owl, and red-tailed hawk. The Albany Pine Bush Preserve provides Capital District residents and visitors with an assortment of non-motorized recreational opportunities including hiking, jogging, nature study, cross-country skiing, horseback riding, and mountain biking and hunting. The Albany Pine Bush Preserve contains nearly 20 miles of official marked, multiple-use trails. Most trails are considered easy to moderate and vary from wide open sandy trails to narrow, grassy woodland passages. The topography is generally flat with gradual slopes up and down the natural sand dunes.
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The Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center transforms this globally unique destination into an exciting adventure where learning comes naturally through hands-on activities. As the gateway to the Pine Bush, the Discovery Center introduces visitors to everything that makes the Preserve rare and adventurous. With the help of many volunteers, the Discovery Center offers monthly outings and programs about the ecology, natural and cultural history of the pine bush area. The Pine Bush also provides hundreds of volunteers and partners with a rewarding opportunity for hands-on conservation work. Volunteer researchers help by monitoring rare species and studying habitat quality. Through boundary posting, trail clearing, habitat restoration and interpretive projects, other volunteers are working to make the Preserve safe and enjoyable for all who visit and live here.

Mission: Intense efforts by the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission have protected over 3,300 acres of this beautiful ecosystem. Additional acres, in cooperation with willing landowners will be added until the Preserve is complete. The Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission consists of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, NYS Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation, City of Albany, Towns of Colonie, and Guilderland, The Nature Conservancy, Albany County and four private citizen representatives. The Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission was created by the NYS Legislature in 1988 to protect and manage the unique and endangered natural communities and species of the Albany Pine Bush for ecological, recreational and educational benefits. For more information please visit www.albanypinebush.org

Sandra Boynton
01/21/2020

Sandra Boynton

January 21 is Hugging Day and Squirrel Appreciation Day. Just want to mention that squirrels are unlikely to welcome a hug from you, unless you happen to be a fellow squirrel.

Winter's Eve Nature Journaling: Focus on PoetryWednesday, Jan. 22, 6:00pm - 8:00pmThis free and relaxing program is suit...
01/20/2020

Winter's Eve Nature Journaling: Focus on Poetry
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
This free and relaxing program is suitable for teens and adults. Go to www.AlbanyPineBush.org/events to sign up.

Join us for a night hike! Friday, January 17, 6pmSuitable for adults. We will walk approximately one mile over rolling t...
01/15/2020

Join us for a night hike! Friday, January 17, 6pm
Suitable for adults. We will walk approximately one mile over rolling topography stopping intermittently to explore the night sky and to learn what nocturnal animals live in the Pine Bush. Registration is required. www.AlbanyPineBush.org/events 518-456-0655

January 16 at 6:30pmWildland fire is the process that drives ecosystem dynamics in pine barrens, much like the way hydro...
01/13/2020

January 16 at 6:30pm
Wildland fire is the process that drives ecosystem dynamics in pine barrens, much like the way hydrology drives wetland ecosystem function. For 28 years the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission has been using a variety of strategies to restore the essential role of wildland fire to the preserve, and in so doing restore endangered wildlife habitat and reduce the risks of uncontrolled wildfire. Conservation Director, Neil Gifford, will highlight what the Commission has accomplished and learned about restoring fire’s role to the world’s best remaining example of an inland pitch pine-scrub oak barrens. Registration required. 518-456-0655 www.AlbanyPineBush.org/events

The Pine Bush, the creatures that call it home and our constituents that enjoy the open space and trails it provides cou...
01/09/2020

The Pine Bush, the creatures that call it home and our constituents that enjoy the open space and trails it provides could see a great benefit if the Restore Mother Nature Bond Act proposed by Governor Andrew Cuomo is passed by voters this November. The Bond Act would help mitigate the issues of climate change locally by protecting more Pine Bush for generations to come. There are more than 2,000 acres to add to the preserve – it’s not done yet! We look forward to working with partners NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and The Nature Conservancy in New York to learn more about this exciting new proposal! #RestoreMotherNature #AlbanyPineBush #SOTS2020 #ClimateChange

Due to construction work on Route 155 the Discovery Center will be closed on Friday January 10, 2020.
01/08/2020

Due to construction work on Route 155 the Discovery Center will be closed on Friday January 10, 2020.

Winter's Eve Nature Journaling tomorrow evening!Wednesday, Jan. 8, 6:00pm - 8:00pmCome spend an evening connecting to na...
01/07/2020
Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission

Winter's Eve Nature Journaling tomorrow evening!
Wednesday, Jan. 8, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Come spend an evening connecting to nature through journaling, indoors! This program is suitable for teens and adults. Go to www.AlbanyPineBush.org/events to sign up.

During this indoor, evening program we will spend time appreciating living and once-living objects and photographs of the Pine Bush Preserve while we exercise our creativity through nature journaling.

Snowshoe HikeSaturday, January 4, 2020 , 11:00 amSuitable for tweens, teens and adults. Have you tried snowshoeing? The ...
01/02/2020
Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission

Snowshoe Hike
Saturday, January 4, 2020 , 11:00 am
Suitable for tweens, teens and adults. Have you tried snowshoeing? The Albany Pine Bush Preserve is a great place to get started with this fun sport. Join us for a 0.9-mile hike on snowshoes. We’ll explore the frozen landscape of the pine barrens and learn the basics of snowshoeing. Snowshoes will be provided to program participants. If there is not enough snow on the ground, we will hike without snowshoes. Registration required. www.AlbanyPineBush.org/events 518-456-0655

During this indoor, evening program we will spend time appreciating living and once-living objects and photographs of the Pine Bush Preserve while we exercise our creativity through nature journaling.

Giving ThanksWhile all the birds we band provide useful data, the data collected by recapturing previously banded birds ...
12/19/2019

Giving Thanks
While all the birds we band provide useful data, the data collected by recapturing previously banded birds is especially valuable. This is particularly true for birds banded here but encountered elsewhere, because it has only happened for 7 of more than 8,000 birds banded here since 2012. Male prairie warbler #2670-40879, pictured here, is one of those seven. Likely hatched here in 2014 (or earlier) he was initially banded in the preserve on June 16, 2016 and was one of 25 male prairie warblers we tagged with a unique combination of colored leg bands and a geolocator – a light sensitive device used to track migration. We recaptured him on June 25, 2017 and removed the geolocator. The device’s data revealed he likely spent the 2016/2017 winter in the Caribbean on the island of Hispaniola. He made that 4,000-mile round trip two more times, spending two more summers in the Pine Bush before, at 5½ years old (old by prairie warbler standards) and ¾ of the way through another fall migration, he collided with a window and died in Spring Hill, Florida on October 16, 2019. While an unfortunate end to the story, it is amazing to think about the incredible life of this 8-gram bird and all he experienced, (a nestling in scrub oak, predators, weather, being captured and handled twice, establishing and defending breeding territories, attracting mates, raising offspring, prescribed fires, and at least 10 migrations across eastern North America). We are thankful for the person that found and reported this bird to USGS Bird Banding Lab and for everything this one warbler helped us learn about the ecology of his species. He was one of many thousands of birds that depend on our management of this extraordinary inland pine barrens.

Come see the Discovery Center's new collection of photographs from this year’s Pine Bush Perspectives: A Juried Photo Ex...
12/11/2019

Come see the Discovery Center's new collection of photographs from this year’s Pine Bush Perspectives: A Juried Photo Exhibit. Each visitor views the Albany Pine Bush Preserve from a unique vantage point worthy of celebrating and sharing. The jurors, Denise Hackert-Stoner and Scott Stoner, selected photographs that represent a diversity of content and vision. This collection of photographs gives us a unique perspective of the inland pine barrens. The exhibit will be open for limited viewing during our normal operating hours thru Saturday, February 28, 2020. Call ahead to make sure the exhibit will be available during your visit (518)456-0655.
Photo from 2018 Pine Bush Perspectives Exhibit by Neil Gifford

Attention Teachers!The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation presents Project Wild. This FREE teacher training ru...
12/07/2019

Attention Teachers!
The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation presents Project Wild. This FREE teacher training runs from 10AM to 3PM on Saturday January 11, 2020 hosted at the Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center. Register with Sarah Conley at [email protected]

Participants will: Learn hands-on activities that are correlated to current standards. Become certified to lead activities. Receive a curriculum guide to keep. Learn more at www.AlbanyPineBush.org/events

Amazon customers can help the Albany Pine Bush when they shop! Friends of the Pine Bush Community is a registered charit...
12/04/2019
Support Friends of the Pine Bush Community Inc by shopping at AmazonSmile.

Amazon customers can help the Albany Pine Bush when they shop! Friends of the Pine Bush Community is a registered charity participant in the AmazonSmile program, where Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible smile.amazon.com purchases to charities selected by customers. Please bookmark the Friends link and this holiday season (or any day you shop online) always start your online shopping at https://smile.amazon.com/ch/51-0560246!

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to Friends of the Pine Bush Community Inc. Support us every time you shop.

11th Annual Cookie Burner Stroll Thursday, December 26, 2019 at 11:00 amSuitable for ages 6–10, tweens, teens and adults...
11/25/2019

11th Annual Cookie Burner Stroll
Thursday, December 26, 2019 at 11:00 am
Suitable for ages 6–10, tweens, teens and adults
Looking for a way to work off those cookies and other holiday treats? Our cookie burner stroll is a fun way to get outside for some fresh air and exercise. We will hike approximately two and one-half miles over rolling terrain, taking breaks along the way for rest and water (if needed). We will meet at the Discovery Center and caravan to another trailhead. Participants are responsible for their own transportation. If there is snow, we will snowshoe 0.9 miles in the Karner Barrens section of the preserve! Snowshoes will be provided to program participants. www.AlbanyPineBush.org/events

11/13/2019
Teen Science Café Network Teen Leaders Recruitment

On November 20, 2019 from 5:30—6pm the Albany Pine Bush Preserve is hosting a brief Teen Science Café Informational Meeting at the Discovery Center. This is an opportunity for teens and parents to learn about Teen Science Cafes and our Teen Leadership Team. Please plan to arrive on time—we’ll start promptly at 5:30pm! RSVPs appreciated. Please email Grace Barber: [email protected] Visit www.AlbanyPineBush.org/events for more info.

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New challenges and an updated app! The “Pine Bush Cool Down” challenge set is up around the blue trail in Karner Barrens...
11/07/2019

New challenges and an updated app! The “Pine Bush Cool Down” challenge set is up around the blue trail in Karner Barrens. To play, download the Agents of Discovery game onto your mobile device and play the “Albany Pine Bush” mission at the preserve. Have fun!

RiverRun Montessori
10/25/2019

RiverRun Montessori

With our new location and for our nature studies we have been out to the Albany Pine Bush Preserve several times. Giving the children some really exciting hands-on experience with nature!

Stop by after hours and see the exhibits come to life! Meet Pine Bush characters from the past and present and enjoy int...
10/15/2019

Stop by after hours and see the exhibits come to life! Meet Pine Bush characters from the past and present and enjoy interactive exhibits, games and more! Light refreshments will be served. All ages. Free!
Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center
195 New Karner Road, Albany, New York

Our Conservation Director, Neil Gifford, speaks to abc news about recent reports of worldwide decline in bird species.
10/11/2019
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Our Conservation Director, Neil Gifford, speaks to abc news about recent reports of worldwide decline in bird species.

A new report from the National Audubon Society found that 2/3 of the birds studied are threatened with extinction from climate change.

Our new Agents of Discovery challenges guide players on a buckmoth hike! Download the app through the App Store or Googl...
10/05/2019

Our new Agents of Discovery challenges guide players on a buckmoth hike! Download the app through the App Store or Google Play (search “Agents of Discovery”). Once you have downloaded the app and downloaded or updated the Albany Pine Bush mission, playing won’t use any data. Make sure you update the mission if you have downloaded our mission before, so you’ll be sure to be playing the new challenges.

Brilliant and Bristly Buckmoths!Saturday October 5, 2019, 11:00am Suitable for ages 6-10, tweens, teens and adults. Join...
10/03/2019
Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission

Brilliant and Bristly Buckmoths!
Saturday October 5, 2019, 11:00am
Suitable for ages 6-10, tweens, teens and adults. Join us for a 0.9-mile hike to discover the amazing world of buckmoths. The inland barrens buckmoth is a large beautiful moth with bold black and white wings that flies for only a brief window of time during daylight in the early fall. A species of special concern in New York State, our local buckmoths depend on scrub oaks that thrive in this sandy, fire-dependent ecosystem.
Free! Reservations required for all attendees (regardless of age). Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Make reservations by calling 518-456-0655 or visit www.AlbanyPineBush.org/events

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.

Photo by Theresa SmolenSubmit your photos to the 2019 Pine Bush Perspectives juried photo exhibit by Oct 1. Entrants may...
09/26/2019

Photo by Theresa Smolen
Submit your photos to the 2019 Pine Bush Perspectives juried photo exhibit by Oct 1. Entrants may be any age or skill level. www.AlbanyPineBush.org/photo-exhibit

Photo by Jean Holland Submit your photos to the 2019 Pine Bush Perspectives juried photo exhibit by Oct 1. Entrants may ...
09/24/2019

Photo by Jean Holland
Submit your photos to the 2019 Pine Bush Perspectives juried photo exhibit by Oct 1. Entrants may be any age or skill level. www.AlbanyPineBush.org/photo-exhibit

Smokey Bear DayOctober 14, 10am-2pmSuitable for all ages. Smokey Bear will be visiting the Pine Bush Discovery Center to...
09/24/2019

Smokey Bear Day
October 14, 10am-2pm
Suitable for all ages. Smokey Bear will be visiting the Pine Bush Discovery Center to teach visitors about prescribed fire and wildfire prevention. There will be games, interactive exhibits, fire trucks and equipment to see and try out and Smokey goody bags for visitors to take home.

Join a New York State Forest Ranger and Albany Pine Bush Preserve staff to celebrate Smokey’s 75th birthday with this free annual event.

Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center
195 New Karner Road
Albany NY 12205

Photo by Thomas MillerSubmit your photos to the 2019 Pine Bush Perspectives juried photo exhibit by Oct 1. Entrants may ...
09/20/2019

Photo by Thomas Miller
Submit your photos to the 2019 Pine Bush Perspectives juried photo exhibit by Oct 1. Entrants may be any age or skill level. www.AlbanyPineBush.org/photo-exhibit

Calling all teens for a STEAM opportunity! Explore the intersection of art and scientific observation at this Saturday's...
09/18/2019

Calling all teens for a STEAM opportunity! Explore the intersection of art and scientific observation at this Saturday's (9/21,10am) nature journaling program. Participants will be able to submit the journal pages they create for the chance to have their pages displayed along one of our hiking trails. Learn more by visiting our events calendar (www.AlbanyPineBush.org/events). Reservations required. Call (518) 456-0655 or register online.

Photo by Naomi KingSubmit your photos to the 2019 Pine Bush Perspectives juried photo exhibit by Oct 1. Entrants may be ...
09/18/2019

Photo by Naomi King
Submit your photos to the 2019 Pine Bush Perspectives juried photo exhibit by Oct 1. Entrants may be any age or skill level. www.AlbanyPineBush.org/photo-exhibit

Waterfowl Wednesday!Wednesday, September 18, 2019  7:30amSuitable for adults. Birds are on the move, beginning to migrat...
09/16/2019

Waterfowl Wednesday!
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 7:30am
Suitable for adults. Birds are on the move, beginning to migrate south for the coming winter. Drop by our station between 7:30 and 9 to look for waterfowl and other feathered friends on Rensselaer Lake. We’ll have a spotting scope, binoculars, field guides, and some information about birds in the Pine Bush. Reservations required. Call 518-456-0655 or visit www.AlbanyPineBush.org/events

Photo by Kat FitzpatrickSubmit your photos to the 2019 Pine Bush Perspectives juried photo exhibit by Oct 1. Entrants ma...
09/16/2019

Photo by Kat Fitzpatrick
Submit your photos to the 2019 Pine Bush Perspectives juried photo exhibit by Oct 1. Entrants may be any age or skill level. www.AlbanyPineBush.org/photo-exhibit

Photo by Justin ScottSubmit your photos to the 2019 Pine Bush Perspectives juried photo exhibit by Oct 1. Entrants may b...
09/14/2019

Photo by Justin Scott
Submit your photos to the 2019 Pine Bush Perspectives juried photo exhibit by Oct 1. Entrants may be any age or skill level. www.AlbanyPineBush.org/photo-exhibit

Dead or alive? The August prescribed fire along Rt 155 heat-scorched the needles, but most, if not all of these trees wi...
09/13/2019

Dead or alive? The August prescribed fire along Rt 155 heat-scorched the needles, but most, if not all of these trees will survive just fine. Pitch pine is adapted to recurring fire in many ways, including it's ability to re-sprout new needles along its branches and trunk. It's our only native pine that can. We expect most of these trees will start greening up in the spring. Prescribed fire helps us conserve this rare habitat and reduce the chances for uncontrollable wildfires. To learn more come to Smokey Bear Day at the Discovery Center on Monday October 14 from 10am-2pm. www.AlbanyPineBush.org/events

We will be conducting a prescribed fire on Friday, September 13, 2019. We will be located near the intersection of Old S...
09/13/2019

We will be conducting a prescribed fire on Friday, September 13, 2019. We will be located near the intersection of Old State Road and Route 155 in the City of Albany. We will begin at 1pm and will be finished by dark. The green trail accessed from Karner Barrens Trailhead #1 and Truax Trail Barrens Trailhead #12 will be closed between Old State Road and Rt 155 until Tuesday September 17. www.AlbanyPineBush.org/prescribedfire

Photo by Sandra Krol. Submit your photos to the 2019 Pine Bush Perspectives juried photo exhibit by Oct 1. Entrants may ...
09/12/2019

Photo by Sandra Krol. Submit your photos to the 2019 Pine Bush Perspectives juried photo exhibit by Oct 1. Entrants may be any age or skill level. www.AlbanyPineBush.org/photo-exhibit

Photo by Caitlin SmithSubmit your photos to the 2019 Pine Bush Perspectives juried photo exhibit by Oct 1. Entrants may ...
09/10/2019

Photo by Caitlin Smith
Submit your photos to the 2019 Pine Bush Perspectives juried photo exhibit by Oct 1. Entrants may be any age or skill level. www.AlbanyPineBush.org/photo-exhibit

Community Science: Buckmoth Survey TrainingWednesday, September 18, 2019  6pm - 7pmSuitable for adults. The inland barre...
09/09/2019

Community Science: Buckmoth Survey Training
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 6pm - 7pm
Suitable for adults. The inland barrens buckmoth is a giant silk moth that feeds exclusively on scrub oaks as a caterpillar. This beautiful day-flying moth, a species of greatest conservation need in New York State, can be seen flying over the preserve in the fall. Train to become a community scientist and help us monitor buckmoths in the preserve. Reservations required. Get all of the details at www.AlbanyPineBush.org/events or call 518-456-0655.

Photo by Rosemary ContompasisSubmit your photos to the 2019 Pine Bush Perspectives juried photo exhibit by Oct 1. Entran...
09/06/2019

Photo by Rosemary Contompasis
Submit your photos to the 2019 Pine Bush Perspectives juried photo exhibit by Oct 1. Entrants may be any age or skill level. www.AlbanyPineBush.org/photo-exhibit

Thank you Swifty's!
09/04/2019

Thank you Swifty's!

Shout out to all the ladies and gents who joined us yesterday for the succulent event. $110 will be donated to the Friends of the Albany Pine Bush. We appreciate everyone who came to participate. Hope to see you at the next event! Albany Pine Bush Preserve

Antlions: Ferocious Creatures in the SandSaturday, August 31, 2019 at 11:00 amSuitable for all ages. Discover the amazin...
08/30/2019

Antlions: Ferocious Creatures in the Sand
Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 11:00 am
Suitable for all ages. Discover the amazing world of antlions, a secretive insect in the Pine Bush. We will walk approximately one mile to explore antlion pits and investigate antlion larvae up close. Free! Reservations required for all attendees (regardless of age). Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Make reservations by calling 518-456-0655 or visit www.AlbanyPineBush.org/events

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195 New Karner Rd Ste 1
Albany, NY
12205

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 16:00
Thursday 09:00 - 16:00
Friday 09:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

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(518) 456-0655

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Globally Rare, Nationally Significant & Locally Distinct

The 3,300+ - acre Albany Pine Bush Preserve (APBP), located in New York’s Capital District, protects one of the best remaining inland pitch-pine scrub oak barrens in the world. This extraordinary fire-dependent ecosystem provides habitat for many plants and animals and supports 75 New York State-designated wildlife Species of Greatest Conservation Need, including the endangered Karner blue butterfly. The APBP is a National Natural Landmark, Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area Site, a New York State Unique Area, Bird Conservation Area and a National Audubon Society Important Bird Area. Characterized by rolling sand dunes and miles of trails, the APBP offers visitors many recreational opportunities including hiking, bird watching, cross-country skiing, horseback riding, mountain biking, hunting, fishing and canoeing. The Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission is a public-private partnership created by the NYS Legislature in 1988 to protect and manage the APBP and provide the public with educational and recreational opportunities.

As the gateway to the Pine Bush, the Discovery Center is a state-of-the-art “green” certified interpretive center where visitors come to understand why the Pine Bush is rare and special. A visit to this unique destination is an exciting exploration where learning comes naturally through interactive exhibits, an outdoor Discovery Trail, and numerous programs on the ecology, natural history, cultural history and management of the Pine Bush. Admission to the Discovery Center is free (there is a small fee for programs). The Center is open daily weekdays 9am-4pm, weekends and most holidays 10am-4pm. For more information, visit www.AlbanyPineBush.org or call 518-456-0655.

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Tree down on Pine Bush Preserves yellow trail. Just from the wind!
A butterfly in my yard after emerging from its chrysalis this morning. Watched it take its first flight about 2.5 hours later!
found this little beauty while walking the blue trail off Willow Street. We're pretty sure it's a hummingbird hawk moth.
I will be in the area this weekend and would love to stop by and do some birding/hiking. What is the best trails to see the New Jersey Tea bloom?
Beautiful landscape.
Can you tell me what kind of bird this is? It was sitting in the maple tree on my front lawn. If it helps, I live near the Woodlawn Preserve. My boyfriend believes it's a falcon, some of my friends think it's a chicken hawk. Thank you for any help you can provide!
Pretty walk on the trail this morning.
What kind of blue butterfly is this...I took the picture on my front lawn in Schenectady
Visited on June 25, 2018 & saw this Orange-Tipped Oakworm Moth beside the parking lot!
Lightning bugs and lightning strikes, 06.13.2018.
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