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Lupine Fest at Pine Bush Discovery Center

Lupine Fest 2016: A Pine Bush Block Party will take place Saturday, May 14,
from  11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center, 195 New Karner Road,  Albany.

Join the free celebration of the Capital Region’s globally rare, nationally significant, and locally distinct Albany Pine Bush.

This year’s  festival honors the wild blue lupine and its importance to the conservation of several endangered butterflies as well as the entire ecosystem. A fun day of music, games, crafts, food and more is planned for all ages. Visit https://www.albanypinebush.org/events/detail.cfm?id=1901/.

All parking will be at 302 Washington Avenue Extension; a shuttle bus is provided. On-site parking is for people with disabilities only.

Some of the highlights include:
• The Capital Regions’ renowned band, The Refrigerators
• Live Local Wildlife Programs by Michael Clough
• Craft & Food Vendors
• Nature Sketching & Sidewalk Drawing
• Kids Parade & Sing-along
• Obstacle Course & Scavenger Hunt
• Face Painting
• Make Your Own Tie-dye Shirt (purchase shirts at the gift shop for $5 each)
• Storywalk & Guided Tours
• Saratoga Photobooth Company
• And MORE!!!

Events and activities:
Morning Bird Walk, 11 a.m. to noon;
Karner Kontraption, 11:30 a.m.;
Face painting, noon to 4 p.m.;
Pine Barrens Nature Sketching, noon to   12:30 p.m.;
Kid’s Parade and Sing Along, noon;
Prescribed Fire in the Pine Bush, noon to 4 p.m.;
Pine Bush Wildlife: Live Animal Program, 12:30 p.m.;
Meet the plants, 12:30 p.m.;
Discover the Pine Bush Mini Hike,  1 to 1:30 p.m.;
Refrigerators 1 to 2 p.m.;
Pine Barrens Nature Sketching, 1:30 to 2 p.m.;
Plants of the Pine Barrens, 1:30 to 2:15 p.m.;
Karner Kontraption,  2 p.m.;
Pine Bush Wildlife: Live Animal Program, 2 to 3 p.m.;
Pine Barrens Nature Sketching, 2:15 to 2:45 p.m.;
Refrigerators, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.;

A Brief History of People in the Pine Bush, 3 to 4 p.m.;
Karner Kontraption, 3:30 p.m.;
Discover the Pine Bush Mini Hike, 4 to 4:30 p.m.


Welcome Table Sidewalk (8)
Discovery Center Exhibits Exhibit Area (5)
Photo Booth Front Door Benches (9)
Outdoor BBQ Parking Lot (13)
Ice Cream Truck Parking Lot (13)
Craft Vendors Craft Vendors (11)
Piece by Piece Driveway (14)
Games Nature Play Area (6)
StoryWalk Trailhead (4)
Obstacle Course Trailhead (4)
Scavenger Hunt Discovery Corner (10)
Operation Safe Child Exhibit Area (5)
Mask Making Craft Karner Classroom (2)
Sidewalk Chalk Drawing Driveway (14)
Parts of the System Trailhead (4)
Make your own Tie-Dye Outdoor Pavilion (3), purchase shirts in the Gift Shop (5) – $5 each

Gloria Mazure

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