Personally, I have an special place in my heart and mind for butterflies. I always feel that when I see a butterfly, it's a sign of loved ones I have lost and that they are still around me. There is an endangered butterfly in the Capital Region and volunteers are needed to help.This is a great way to get close to nature and the Albany Pine Bush Preserve is looking for kids and adults to help. They need volunteers to help collect wild blue lupine flower seeds, the main source of food for the endangered Blue Karner butterfly. The collection of seeds needs to be done by hand and then planted to maintain this plant species in Albany so the butterflies have a hefty source of food for the habitat restoration.

Staff is urging volunteers from ten years old and up to meet from 9 a.m. through 12:30 p.m. at the Discovery Center and can help out for as long as they can.

The Albany Pine Bush Preserve is always looking for volunteers for various programs.