Don't miss these live events at Lupine Fest!

LIVE MUSIC: Whippersnappers
Location: Roving on the Discovery Center grounds
Tap your feet to the tunes of the WhipperSnappers! This trio of regional folk superstars offers upbeat string band music with fiddles, 5-string banjo and acoustic guitar, featuring fun songs new and old.

11:00am, 12:30pm, & 2:00pm
MEET & GREET: The Lupine Lady
Location: Nature Play Area #6 on the map
Come visit the Lupine Lady, hear the story of Miss Rumphius, sing songs, and help her plant seeds of the beautiful wild blue lupine!  

MEET & GREET: Prescribed Fire Crew

Location: Access Road Area #14 on the map
Come check out equipment including engines and tools, used on controlled burns in the Pine Bush Preserve. Staff will be on hand to answer questions and help you learn more about the important role that fire plays in the Pine Bush.

10:30am, 11:15am, and 12:00pm
PINE BUSH WILDLIFE: Live animal programs with the Southern VT Museum of Natural History
Location: Performance Tent #13 on the map
Learn about wildlife of the Albany Pine Bush in this live animal program with Michael Clough of the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum.  Mike will introduce us to a variety of animals that are native to the preserve including owls, opossum, snakes, and turtles in this one-of-a-kind experience.

1:15pm-2:15pm & 2:45pm-3:45pm
LIVE MUSIC: Mixed Roots
Location: Performance Tent #13 on the map
Mixed Roots is a multi-part band which plays AfroBeat and Reggae mixed with danceable beats. Under the leadership of drummer, George; George grew up in Accra, Ghana, where he learned and practiced traditional African beats. Gideon, the keyboarding specialist is originally from Nigeria. Guitarist Pete is local to upstate New York, and the hand percussionist, TT, is from Ghana, the bass lines you hear are from Jah Red, who is local to the area. The horn section features locals Dave, Catherine, and Scott. The band plays with energy emerging from their- mixed roots. 






Walk with a Pine Bush Expert at Lupine Fest

10:15am, 11:15am, 12:15pm, 1:15pm, 2:15pm, 3:15pm
Meet at the Front Door Benches.
Group size limited to 15.
Attend a 45-minute, guided walk led by an Albany Pine Bush Preserve expert to learn about wild blue lupine, the Karner blue butterfly, and the work we do every day at the preserve to protect these important native species. Each leader will share their unique perspective on conservation and ecology, as informed by their expertise.