Sept. 4 – Albany Pine Bush, Blueberry Hill. A beautiful time for the Pine Bush. In addition to indigenous shrubs and trees, there are many flowers, including evening prim-roses, horse mint, star thistles, asters, goldenrods, and more. Treasure hunt for 10 flowering plant families.   Walk departs at 9:30 AM from the Pine Bush Visitor Center, 195 New Karner Rd, Colonie.

Directions from Schenectady: Gather at 8:30 to carpool at Crosstown Plaza in front of Ocean State Odd Lot. Turn left onto Route 7 northbound, right ramp onto Route 5 eastbound; at Route 155 (New Karner Road), turn right and drive roughly 3 miles to the Pine Bush Visitor Center, on the left.