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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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Discover the Night Activity Kit

Monday, February 19 - Sunday, February 25, 2024  |  9:00 am

A free Discover the Night activity kit will be available for pick up February 19-25 at the Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center. While supplies last.

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Owl Investigation

Thursday, February 22, 2024  |  11:00 am

Join us to learn about the owls that live in the Pine Bush Preserve and the signs they leave behind. Suitable for ages 6+

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Owl Investigation

Thursday, February 22, 2024  |  1:30 pm

Join us to learn about the owls that live in the Pine Bush Preserve and the signs they leave behind. Suitable for ages 6+

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Almost Full Moon Hike

Friday, February 23, 2024  |  6:00 pm

Enjoy the Pine Bush Preserve at night with a hike under the almost full moon. This program is suitable for families of all ages.

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Discover the Pine Bush at Karner Barrens

Saturday, February 24, 2024  |  11:00 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 all ages.

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Oh Deer!

Sunday, February 25, 2024  |  11:00 am

Join us for a program on one of the largest mammals in the Pine Bush. We will talk about white-tailed deer biology and behavior as we hike 0.9 miles looking for signs of deer in their habitat. This program is suitable for ages 6+

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Book Club

Wednesday, February 28, 2024  |  7:00 pm

Join the Friends for an online discussion on "Bird Brother: A Falconer's Journey and the Healing Power of Wildlife" by Rodney Stotts with Kate Pipkin.

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Who's Awake? Me, too! Listening for Great Horned Owls in the Albany Pine Bush Preserve

Monday, March 4, 2024  |  6:00 pm

Join us for an evening walk along the purple trail at Madison Ave Pinelands (trailhead #7) to listen for Great Horned Owls. Suitable for ages 10+.

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Community Science: FrogWatch Volunteer Training

Wednesday, March 6, 2024  |  6:30 pm

The evening will provide an introduction to FrogWatch, a community science program of the Akron Zoo.

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Project W.E.T. Educator Training

Sunday, March 17, 2024  |  9:00 am

A FREE Project W.E.T. training designed for educators.

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Spring Equinox Hike

Wednesday, March 20, 2024  |  5:00 pm

What better way to welcome spring than to get outside for a hike in the Pine Bush! This program is suitable for all ages.

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Hug a Tree

Saturday, March 23, 2024  |  11:00 am

Calling all kids ages 6-12!! Would you know what to do if you were outside playing or hiking and became lost? If you're not sure, this program is for you! Suitable for ages 6-12 with caregivers.

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Full Moon Hike

Monday, March 25, 2024  |  6:30 pm

Enjoy the Pine Bush at night under a full moon. We will meet at the Discovery Center and then hike 0.9 miles at Karner Barrens trailhead. Suitable for ages 8+.

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Community Science: iMap Invasives Volunteer Training

Wednesday, March 27, 2024  |  7:00 pm

Volunteer community scientists can make valuable contributions that help conservation professionals manage invasive species.

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Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission board meeting

Thursday, March 28, 2024  |  9:30 am

Quarterly meeting of the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission Board. Open to the public.

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Community Science: American Woodcock Survey Volunteer Training

Wednesday, April 17, 2024  |  7:00 pm

We will learn about the American woodcock, an enigmatic woodland "shorebird" that has been declining in number since the 1960s, and how you can help us monitor them in the preserve.

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Community Science: Eastern Whip-poor-will Survey Volunteer Training

Wednesday, May 8, 2024  |  7:00 pm

We will learn about the Eastern whip-poor-will and how you can help us monitor them in the preserve.

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Certified Seed Collector Volunteer Training

Tuesday, May 28, 2024  |  6:30 pm

The APB Certified Seed Collector is an important and greatly appreciated volunteer position, essential to maintaining the integrity of the Albany Pine Bush Preserve as a globally rare ecosystem.

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Community Science: FrogWatch Volunteer Training

Wednesday, June 5, 2024  |  6:30 pm

The evening will provide an introduction to FrogWatch, a community science program of the Akron Zoo.

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Community Science: National Butterfly Count Volunteer Training

Wednesday, June 26, 2024  |  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 2024 National Butterfly Count.

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