News from Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission

Good fact to know: Our Pine Bush is one of just 20 inland pine barrens in the world.

Dr.Fiero and his students at Farnsworth Middle School in Guilderland are in the news again. Students raised $409.75 from bake sales and bottle drives to benefit the Karner Blues. The next school project is to raise Karner Blues to repopulate the more than 100 acres that have been restored to high quality Karner Blue habitat. What a worthy project!

Preserve Pick-up — Groups will be working along roadsides and trails in search of debris and Weed Warriers will be helping with invasive species management during June and the rest of the summer. To volunteer call 456-0655 x100.

Field Trips: Bats in the Pine Bush on Saturday, June 16, 6-8:30pm, at the Discovery Center ($2) and Karner Blue Butterfly Walk on Saturday, July 145, 11am-1pm, at the Discovery Center ($2). 456-0655 x100. Call and ask about the First Friday hikes, as well.