Join us this evening for a presentation on Save the Pine Bush’s efforts to protect and save the Albany Pine Bush. Founding member Lynne Jackson will describe how Save the Pine Bush volunteers worked together, using the legal system and the State Environmental Quality Review Act, to stop development in the Pine Bush. These volunteers were not scientists or lawyers – just people who really cared about the Pine Bush. The story of Save the Pine Bush is important so that other people can realize they too can save ecosystems and have an impact on their community. Join us for snacks and discussion at 6:30pm, the lecture will begin at 7:00pm. Ages 15+. Free!
Take a hike on the Fossil Trail with Paul Kovalski, aka Dr. Dinosaur, as we discuss the geology of our area and what makes our park unique.
Take a stroll to our Native Plant Meadow and join children and families to read a favorite nature-themed story and walk among one of our short hiking trails.
Spend the afternoon with us at our ponds and streams! Learn about some of our frog friends as we gently catch and release these hopping amphibians. Wear boots and plan on getting wet and muddy.
YEAH! School’s out and what a great way to celebrate by getting outdoors for a hike. Kids, bring your parents for a 2.6-mile hike over rolling sand dunes. We will explore this rare ecosystem through hands-on activities and discover many seasonal surprises. Ages 6+. Free!
The North American Butterfly Association has run the Butterfly Count Program in the United States, Canada, and Mexico since 1993. The data collected provide a tremendous amount of information about the geographical distribution and relative population sizes of the species counted. Comparisons of the results across years can be used to monitor changes in butterfly populations and to study the effects of weather and habitat change on North American butterflies. Join us this evening to train and learn how you can participate in the National Butterfly Count on Wednesday July 4, 2018. Adults Only. Free!
Fireflies are an essential part of a summer evening in the Northeast. Join us this evening as we hike approximately one mile under the full moon while looking for fireflies. Ages 10+. Free!
Bring your friends and family to experience the best of what PEEC has to offer. Nature hikes, animal presentations, swimming, canoeing, fireworks, campfire, and more! Price includes three nights lodging and meals from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch.
“It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know the sense of wonder and humility.” – Rachel Carson. Join us for this 0.9-mile hike in the Pine Bush. We will use our senses to explore the big and the small, the living and non-living, and the seasonal surprises around us. We will use Rachel Carson as inspiration, taking in everything around us, searching for a sense of wonder. Ages 6+. Registration required.
Are those bubbles? Is it a cocoon or is it spit? No, it’s a spittlebug! Join us for a 0.9-mile walk and talk about this common and harmless insect here in the Albany Pine Bush Preserve. Ages 6+. Registration required.