Albany Pine Bush Preserve

Smokey the Bear's warm and shiny brown fur was smothered with children who came to learn about fire safety at the Pine Bush Discovery Center, where controlled burns are a regular practice.

Visitors to the Albany Pine Bush Preserve can learn about the plants in their midst on Sunday, Sept. 13.

The Albany Pine Bush is one of the best remaining inland pitch-pine scrub oak barrens in the world. It is a truly unique place right here in the Capital District.

The Albany Pine Bush Preserve is now accepting submissions for the second Pine Bush Perspectives juried photo exhibit.

The Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission and the Audubon Society of the Capital Region will host the fourth annual Migration Celebration on Saturday, May 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center at 195 New Karner Road.

The Albany Pine Bush is one of the best remaining inland pitch-pine scrub oak barrens in the world. It is a truly unique place right here in the Capital District.

The Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission will be offering programs every day at the Discovery Center for the week of April 6 to 10.

Smokey Bear came out to greet kids on Monday morning at the Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center in Albany.

A recent National Natural Landmark designation shows the Albany Pine bush Preserve is rare for inland pinebarrens because of its wind-formed dunes.

Lupine Fest was held last Saturday at the Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center. The festival celebrates the wildflower blue lupine and its importance to the endangered Karner blue butterfly. This year’s theme was “Dune” It All — Recreation in the Pine Bush.

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