Albany Rural Cemetery is an oasis in the middle of the capital district of New York. A wide range of flora and fauna can be seen throughout the 467 acres of the Cemetery grounds. Many species of trees are marked with identification tags throughout the Cemetery, and a brochure titled Visiting the Trees at Albany Rural Cemetery (pdf) is available for visitors. The variety of birds in ARC includes wild turkey, ducks, Canadian geese, hawks, owls, and woodpeckers. A blue heron also visits regularly during the warmer months. In the early mornings, you can frequently encounter deer, as well as the occasional woodchuck, possum, raccoon and skunk. Nature sightings at Albany Rural are always memorable.