Reservations required for all guided hikes.
You can make reservations on your mobile device or at the Visitor Services desk in the Discovery Center.
Thursday, May 19, 2022 | 7:00 pm
In 2018 a wildfire burned 225 hectares of jack pine sandstone pavement barrens at the Altona Flat Rock in northern New York.Starting immediately after the wildfire in fall 2018, Dr. Danielle Garneau and Dr. Mark Lesser and their students from SUNY Plattsburgh began tracking the forest, wildlife, and insect community response and recovery from this disturbance. In this presentation they will discuss the unique ecosystem that the Flat Rock represents and share results from their ongoing research.
Saturday, May 21, 2022 | 10:00 am
Witness the magic of spring at the Albany Pine Bush Preserve's annual Lupine Fest on May 21, 2022. Fields of violet lupine flowers and fluttering Karner blue butterflies set the stage for visitors to explore and support the Albany Pine Bush Preserve and its partners. Visitors can enjoy nature walks, music, games, crafts, food, vendors, information from community partners and more!
Monday, June 6, 2022 | 11:00 am
For this year's New York State Invasive Species Awareness Week, join us for a 2.6-mile hike to become familiar with the most common invasive species within the preserve and learn about our techniques for managing their spread.
Monday, June 20, 2022 | 11:00 am
Celebrate National Pollinator Week on this approximately one and a half mile walk as we search for newly emerged moth and butterfly larvae (A.K.A. caterpillars) and the signs they leave behind.
Saturday, June 25, 2022 | 1:00 pm
Did you know that the Albany Pine Bush Preserve is home to over 180 species of native bees?! Join us on this hike for an introduction to these native beauties as we examine them on the trail.
Sunday, June 26, 2022 | 1:00 pm
Come join us for a celebration of National Pollinator Week with a 0.9-mile guided hike over rolling dune topography, during which we'll practice our butterfly observation and identification skills and learn about the important role these insects play in this rare ecosystem.
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 | 11:00 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.
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 | 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 National Butterfly Count on Saturday July 2, 2022.