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Pine Bush Pups: A Perfect Match - Karner Blue Butterflies and Wild Blue Lupine

Tuesday, July 5, 2022  |  10:00 am

Come learn about Karner blue butterflies, wild blue lupine flowers and why we call them a perfect match. Suitable for ages under 6 with caregivers.

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Pine Bush Pups: A Perfect Match - Karner Blue Butterflies and Wild Blue Lupine

Wednesday, July 6, 2022  |  10:00 am

Come learn about Karner blue butterflies, wild blue lupine flowers and why we call them a perfect match. Suitable for ages under 6 with caregivers.

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Turtle Time

Wednesday, July 6, 2022  |  2:00 pm

It's Turtle Time! Join us for a brief introduction to one of our Discovery Center turtle ambassadors on select Wednesdays and Fridays this summer from 2:00-2:15. A maximum of 30 individuals will be allowed in the classroom for each program. Participants will be allowed in on a first come, first served basis.

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Turtle Time

Friday, July 8, 2022  |  2:00 pm

It's Turtle Time! Join us for a brief introduction to one of our Discovery Center turtle ambassadors on select Wednesdays and Fridays this summer from 2:00-2:15. A maximum of 30 individuals will be allowed in the classroom for each program. Participants will be allowed in on a first come, first served basis.

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CDTA Nature Bus Service

Saturday, July 9, 2022  |  9:00 am

The Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy, the Capital District Transportation Authority , and local project partners, like the Albany Pine Bush Preserve, have come together again to offer free Saturday CDTA bus service to connect City of Albany residents to eight natural spaces in and around Albany.

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Pine Bush Pups: Insect Investigation

Tuesday, July 12, 2022  |  10:00 am

Creepy, crawly. squishy, smally. Insects abound in the preserve. Suitable for ages under 6 with caregivers.

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Pine Bush Pups: Insect Investigation

Wednesday, July 13, 2022  |  10:00 am

Creepy, crawly. squishy, smally. Insects abound in the preserve. Suitable for ages under 6 with caregivers.

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Turtle Time

Wednesday, July 13, 2022  |  2:00 pm

It's Turtle Time! Join us for a brief introduction to one of our Discovery Center turtle ambassadors on select Wednesdays and Fridays this summer from 2:00-2:15. A maximum of 30 individuals will be allowed in the classroom for each program. Participants will be allowed in on a first come, first served basis.

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Karner Blue Butterfly Walk

Thursday, July 14, 2022  |  11:00 am

Come learn about the natural history of the Karner blue and our efforts to rescue this species from the brink of extinction.

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Family Fun Hike

Friday, July 15, 2022  |  11:00 am

Join us for a mid-summer family hike.

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Turtle Time

Friday, July 15, 2022  |  2:00 pm

It's Turtle Time! Join us for a brief introduction to one of our Discovery Center turtle ambassadors on select Wednesdays and Fridays this summer from 2:00-2:15. A maximum of 30 individuals will be allowed in the classroom for each program. Participants will be allowed in on a first come, first served basis.

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Community Science: Tracking Turkeys in New York State

Saturday, July 16, 2022  |  11:00 am

DEC wildlife biologist Mike Schiavone will discuss this wildlife restoration success story and how you can help track turkeys while you are out and about this summer.

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Pine Bush Pups: Explore Six-Mile Waterworks

Tuesday, July 19, 2022  |  10:00 am

Did you ever wonder what lives in a lake besides fish and frogs? Put on your boots and be prepared to explore the waters of Six Mile Waterworks (Rensselaer Lake), from the edge. Suitable for ages under 6 with caregivers.

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Pine Bush Pups: Explore Six-Mile Waterworks

Wednesday, July 20, 2022  |  10:00 am

Did you ever wonder what lives in a lake besides fish and frogs? Put on your boots and be prepared to explore the waters of Six Mile Waterworks (Rensselaer Lake), from the edge. Suitable for ages under 6 with caregivers.

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Book Club

Wednesday, July 20, 2022  |  7:00 pm

The next Friends of the Pine Bush Community Book Club will take place on Wednesday, July 20th from 7:00-8:15pm online. The book is Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the wisdom of the Forest by Suzanne Simard.

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Science Lecture Series: Fishes of Rensselaer Lake and Aquatic Invasive Species Management

Thursday, July 21, 2022  |  6:30 pm

Join us this evening for a lecture by NYSDEC Warmwater Fisheries Biologist Scott Wells as he reviews a 2017 Rensselaer Lake fish survey and details aquatic invasive species management in New York State.

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Nature Night Out

Friday, July 22, 2022  |  4:00 pm

The Albany Pine Bush Preserve presents "Nature Night Out", a series of three summer evening events that invite everyone to drop everything and get into nature. The Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center will extend operations until 7:30pm on each of these days, capitalizing on those longer sunlit summer hours.

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CDTA Nature Bus Service

Saturday, July 23, 2022  |  9:00 am

The Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy, the Capital District Transportation Authority , and local project partners, like the Albany Pine Bush Preserve, have come together again to offer free Saturday CDTA bus service to connect City of Albany residents to eight natural spaces in and around Albany.

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Wildflower Stroll

Sunday, July 24, 2022  |  11:00 am

Join us for a stroll where we will stop to identify and observe some of the beautiful wildflowers of summer.

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Pine Bush Pups: Slither Like a Snake

Tuesday, July 26, 2022  |  10:00 am

Join us in the classroom to learn what kinds of snakes live here, what they eat and how they survive in this environment. Then enjoy a short walk to observe snake habitat and construct a coiled snake. Suitable for ages under 6 with caregivers.

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