Date: Sat October 14, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm
Place: Brockway-Hawthorne Preserve Parking Lot, Brush Hill Road, Lyme CT.
Contact Email: Info@LymeLandTrust.org
Please join us for the opening of the Land Trust’s newest property, the Brockway-Hawthorne Preserve. This 82 acre preserve has been developed with a network of trails that traverses all the beautiful places, from Savannah-like open fields bordered by stone walls to some of the last remaining hemlock stands in Lyme. Parts of the trails meander along Whalebone Creek with wonderful rocky outcroppings and crossings on bridges built by Dominion Power Station volunteers. The trails connect with the existing system at the Ravine Trail, which in combination with Selden Creek Preserve, offers an amazing network of trails with many diverse habitats.
After the dedication, join Ralph Lewis former State of CT geologist and Tony Irving, forest ecologist for a short walk looking at the long and short-term land-use history of the preserve. We’ll see how bedrock and glacial geology shaped the land dictating how it has been worked over the centuries.