Date: Sun April 22, 2018
Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Place: The Diana and Parker Lord Nature Center, Banningwood Preserve, Town Street, Lyme
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Presenter: Lyme Land Trust
- 11:15 am: Live Bird of Prey presentation by A Place Called Hope
- 12:30: Guided Audubon Ecology Walk with Jim Arrigoni of Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center
- 12:30: Bug Discovery in Roaring Brook with the Eight Mile River Wild and Scenic Coordinating Committee
- 11:00 – 2:00: Fun in the Field with Lyme Park and Rec
- Scavenger Hunt
- Bring your own picnic and blanket!
Date: Sun May 20, 2018
Time: starting at 8 am
Place: Ashlawn Farms, Bill Hill Road, Lyme CT
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Presenter: Lyme Land Conservation Trust
Please join us for the sixth annual Tour de Lyme cycling event with beautifully scenic routes for all ages and levels. We’re looking forward to seeing you!
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! TourDeLyme.org.
The Lyme Land Trust inaugurated Tour de Lyme in 2013 as an annual bike ride to raise funds to support its mission of preserving and protecting environmentally important land in Lyme.
Date: Sat June 2, 2018
Time: 9:30 - 11:30am
Place: Slawson Preserve Parking at 435 Hamburg Road, (Rte 156). Lyme CT.
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Join us for a walk at the Lyme Land Trust’s Slawson Nature Preserve with Lisa Wahle, the ”Bunny Lady”, a biologist who works on young forest habitat restoration; and Mark LaCasse, Master Wildlife Conservationist and professional land manager of one of the abutting private lands; and Emery Gluck, who manages habitat restoration at Nehantic State Forest as part of CT DEEP Division of Forestry.
We will see Phase 2 of the on-going process to improve the land for the benefit of the threatened New England cottontail rabbit and other species that depend upon young forests. On last year’s walk, we saw the results of Phase 1: the vegetation regrowth on 25 acres that had been cleared several years ago on private property adjacent to the preserve. This Fall, the Land Trust completed Phase 2: the removal of trees from the Slawson Preserve.
The Land Trust, private landowners, and the State have agreed to harvest mature trees over a 6 to 10-year period to create an environment that is suitable for young forest species. As the cleared areas grow back, it will create the desirable young brushy environment where the bunnies find food and protection from predators. Staggering the treatments will ensure that this successional habitat is available for a longer time. This process is beneficial to more than 50 species of greatest conservation need including prairie warbler, ruffed grouse, indigo bunting, American woodcock, wood turtle, and blue spotted salamander. Interested residents can find more information about bunnies here.
Parking is available at 435 Hamburg Rd (Rte 156), Lyme, CT. Follow the dirt driveway to the parking area. We have permission to park at the end of this long private driveway for this special event only. No dogs please.
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Date: Fri June 22, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm
Place: Lyme Public Hall, 249 Hamburg Road (Rte 156) Hamburg, CT
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Please join us for community cheer, light fare, and libations to celebrate George and Rosemary Moore’s fourteen years of service and dedication to the Lyme Land Trust. George Moore retired as executive director of the Land Trust in 2017. He was elected to the Land Trust Board as a Director in 2003. In 2007, he was elected Board President, and in 2013 the Board appointed him as its first Executive Director. Through his vision and effective management, with Rosemary at his side, George helped transform the Land Trust into one of the most active and successful trusts in the Nation.
Everyone is welcome. The evening will begin with a brief business meeting where members will be asked to vote on a few agenda items.