Brilliant and Bristly Buckmoths | Maurice D. Hinchey Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area


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Brilliant and Bristly Buckmoths


Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center
195 New Karner Road
Albany, NY 12205

42.718942 -73.863684

County: Albany
Region: Upper Hudson


  • September 27, 2024, 11:00AM
Detailed Times/Hours The Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center is open Mon-Fri from 9am-4pm and Sat-Sun from 10am - 4pm.


Event Type Walk/Hike Description Join us for a 1-mile hike to discover the amazing world of buck moths. The buck moth is a large, beautiful moth with bold black and white wings that flies for only a brief window of time in early fall. A species of special concern in New York State, the buck moth is uniquely dependent on the scrub oak that thrives in this sandy, fire-dependent ecosystem. Organization Hosting the Event Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission Phone Number 518-456-0655


Advance registration required.
To register, please visit or call (518) 456-0655.

Additional Information

This 1-mile hike traverses rolling sand dunes including staircases on some of the steeper dune slopes.

Difficulty: Moderate
This event is NOT Suitable for children under: 6
Length (miles): 1
Boots Needed: No

Family Friendly: Yes
Barrier Free or Wheelchar accessible? No
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