Karner Blue Butterfly Walk

15 registrations allowed.
9 people currently registered.


7/6/2019 → 11:00am


Great Dune Trailhead (#8)
Willow Street
Guilderland NY, 12084

Event Type:

Conservation Program
Recreation Program

Event Description:

Suitable for ages 6–10, tweens, teens and adults

Join us on this hike to look for the Karner blue butterfly. Once common in the Glacial Lake Albany sand belt, the Karner blue plummeted in numbers and was listed as a federally endangered species in 1992. Come learn about the natural history of the Karner blue and our efforts to increase the population of Karner blues in the Albany Pine Bush Preserve. We will meet at the Great Dune trailhead (#8). We plan to hike approximately one mile.

Reservations are required for all public programs.

Fee: 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

Please plan to arrive at least 5-10 minutes before the start of the program to check in.

Groups with 8 or more people, please call us for special accommodations.

Note: Programs begin promptly at times listed. If you make a reservation for a program and then decide you will not be able to attend please call us or cancel your reservation online to open up those spaces to others.

While leashed pets are permitted on marked trails, we ask that visitors not bring pets to our educational programs.

CANCELLATION POLICY: No refunds for programs with fees. It is, however, permissible to send or designate another person to use your program reservation.


At the traffic light in front of the Discovery Center, continue straight through the intersection on to Old State road. Drive for 0.7 miles to a 3 way stop intersection. At the intersection continue straight on Old State Road for 2.2 miles to Siver Road. Take a left onto Siver Road and continue 1.1 miles on Siver road until the road “T’s” with Willow Street. Turn left onto Willow Street and proceed 0.8 miles to end at the Great Dune Trailhead.