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Hybrid Lupine Fest This Year At Albany Pine Bush Preserve

Lupine in bloom in the Albany Pine Bush
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Lupine in bloom in the Albany Pine Bush

An annual milestone at the Albany Pine Push Preserve is set for Saturday. Lupine Fest — a hybrid of in-person and virtual events this year due to the pandemic — runs through June 5. The springtime ritual aligns with the blooming of stunning lupine flowers, the food source for the preserve’s endangered Karner Blue Butterfly.

Lupine in bloom in the Albany Pine Bush
Credit WAMC/Sarah LaDuke
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Lupine in bloom in the Albany Pine Bush

For more on the flora, fauna and festival, WAMC’s Ian Pickus spoke with India Futterman, science education specialist at the Albany Pine Bush Preserve. And a disclosure: the organization has been a WAMC underwriter.

A lifelong resident of the Capital Region, Ian joined WAMC in late 2008 and became news director in 2013. He began working on Morning Edition and has produced The Capitol Connection, Congressional Corner, and several other WAMC programs. Ian can also be heard as the host of the WAMC News Podcast and on The Roundtable and various newscasts. Ian holds a BA in English and journalism and an MA in English, both from the University at Albany, where he has taught journalism since 2013.
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