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Wolf Moon Owl Prowl

Join Vinny & Karen on a full moon hike in the Pine Bush. Our Master Birder Vinny will try to call in some of the local owls to have a little chat! We will walk along the yellow trail that begins at the rear of the Discovery Center parking lot. This trail is a 3 mile loop and will take us at least 2 hours depending on how sucessful we are in finding owls. This is an easy hike. Please be sure to have a head lamp with a red light so that we don't lose our night vision, if your lamp doesn't have a red light please cover it w/ a piece of colored tape. I will try to have some on hand.

Here is a little history of the Pinebush: The Albany Pine Bush is known as an inland pine barrens ecosystem. One of the largest of only about 20 other inland pine barrens worldwide, the Albany Pine Bush is globally rare. It was formed toward the end of the last Ice Age 12,000 - 15,000 years ago. At this time a large glacial lake stretched from present day Glens Falls, NY to Newburgh, NY. Over time, the water drained leaving behind the sandy deposits of the lake floor. These sandy soils now support the Albany Pine Bush ecosystem. Less than 20% of the original Albany Pine Bush ecosystem still survives today.

Trail Map: http://www.albanypinebush.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Temporary-Trail-Map-1-KBE.pd

Minimum age is 8 (8-15 yrs must have a participating adult with them, 16-17 yrs must have a parent/guardian sign participant agreement but do not need to attend)

Please be dressed for the weather, it does get very chilly at night and wear appropriate hiking footwear
Headlamp or flashlight (red)
Please bring water, snacks and any personal medicines you may need. 


Directions to the Discovery Center:

From I-90: Take I-90 East or West to I-87 (Northway) North, follow directions for I-87.

From I-87 North or South: Take I-87 to exit 2W (Route 5 West). Travel west approximately 2 miles and turn left at light onto Route 155 South (New Karner Road). Travel approximately 1 mile to a second light. Turn left into 195 New Karner Road. Trailhead #1 (Karner Barrens East) is located at the rear of the Discovery Center parking lot at 195 New Karner Road.  Look for Karen's White Jeep call or text[masked] for assistance.  

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  • Jeanette

    It was a great walk kudos to Vinnie for his wise old owl knowledge!

    January 17, 2014

  • Bonnie B.

    Nice walk and very informative.

    January 16, 2014

  • Ellen K.

    Wolf Moon Owl Prowl was a "HOOT"! We had wonderful weather and Vinnie was a source of much information about owls, the pine bush, blue karner butterflies and blue lupines. Perfect evening!!

    January 16, 2014

  • Marisol

    Thank you both.

    January 16, 2014

  • Richard K.

    Good time

    January 15, 2014

  • william s.

    Darn! Just got home. Wish I had known about cancelations even a couple of hours ago.. Really looking forward to next time. Tonight is a perfect night. Darn.

    January 15, 2014

  • Jeannie T.

    Can't find a ride for my son~

    Hope you all get to hear some great owls! Hope someone takes this spot...

    January 15, 2014

  • Rebecca R.

    Canceling . . . . . have a great evening!

    January 15, 2014

  • Jeannie T.

    I changed my RSVP to "just me" because Caleb doesn't keep track of his account and isn't driving yet (that is: I'm him in this case)---if he can get a ride, let me know, 283-3891. Otherwise, we'll both drop off the list before 3pm.

    January 15, 2014

    • Jeannie T.

      My housemate is going to drive my son Caleb (age 19) there, and we hope he can grab a ride home with someone...

      January 15, 2014

  • Terri

    Sorry to cancel last minute but just not feeling 100% today. Dam sinus infection! :(

    January 15, 2014

  • Jeannie T.

    Does anyone come through the Averill Park / Poestenkill area? Caleb would still like to come.... I can't walk (or drive) with shingles...

    January 15, 2014

  • Jeannie T.

    Our household is getting very excited about owls, so my older son and I will be there (Lord willin and the crik don't rise). I don't have red tape for my headlamp~

    Sorry to Dorothy re: Wandering Wednesday. Owls are incredible.

    December 29, 2013

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