Lupine Fest

Scientists at work!

Springtime brings a whole new field season in the Pine Bush

Research and monitoring are central to our goals of restoring and maintaining the globally rare, inland pitch pine-scrub oak barrens community, while protecting historical, cultural and recreational resources at the preserve. We work independently and in collaboration with other scientists and institutions to build knowledge of Pine Bush related ecology, geology, hydrology, history and sociology. This knowledge informs our management decisions and allows us to better share the story of the Pine Bush.

Meet our scientists and follow in their steps through three research projects in the Albany Pine Bush Preserve.

Wildlife Camera Trapping

An Overview of Bird Research

Karner blue butterfly Recovery Efforts

Submit Your Own Findings with iNaturalist!

Watch this video for iNaturalist App training with Ecologist and Entomologist Amanda Dillon.  Learn how to submit observations using the iNaturalist app, and how those submissions are used by Albany  Pine Bush Preserve staff. Amanda is responsible for implementing preserve research projects and manages the Science Lecture Series and Community Science programs.

One of the world’s most popular nature apps, iNaturalist helps you identify the plants and animals around you. Get connected with a community of over a million scientists and naturalists who can help you learn more about nature! What’s more, by recording and sharing your observations, you’ll create research quality data for scientists working to better understand and protect nature. iNaturalist is a joint initiative by the California Academy of Sciences and the National Geographic Society.


Science on display during Lupine Fest!

Live Bird Banding Observation
May 1st & 25th
On the green trail behind the Discovery Center

Science Lecture Series

Visit our YouTube channel to explore our Science Lecture Series topics.

Community Science

Click here to learn about our Community Science projects
Current Pine Bush research
Research Publications

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You can become a community scientist. No previous experience needed. All training and tools are provided.
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