Date: Wed April 29, 2020 thru Wed May 27, 2020
Time: 6:30- 8:00 pm
Place: Zoom Webinars
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Habitat Assessment Volunteer Training
Educational Webinar Series for Volunteers and Landowners of the Lyme Forest Block
Are you a champion for birds and other wildlife and love to learn? You are invited to participate in these webinars.
In an effort to optimize forest habitat for birds and other wildlife, Audubon Connecticut and partners are offering an exciting opportunity for landowners in the Lyme Forest Block—a chance to participate in a free forest bird habitat assessment, conducted by Audubon trained volunteers.
These sessions will be geared for our volunteers. However, we welcome Lyme Forest Block landowners to join the sessions to build their forest habitat knowledge.
Wednesdays at 6:30-8:00 pm:
April 29- Why Manage our Woods for Birds. If you want to watch a recording of the April 29 webinar, click here.
The Birds of our Woods
May 13– Plant ID- Trees and Shrubs that Benefit Birds. If you want to watch a recording of the May 13 webinar, click here.
What are Invasive Plants?
May 27- The Principles of Managing Woodlands for Birds
The Principles of Managing Woodlands for Birds–Understanding Landscape Context
June 10– Conducting a Habitat Assessment
Conducting a Habitat –Landowner Engagement, Surveying the Property and Collecting Data
Volunteers who have elected to participate in the Lyme Forest Block habitat assessment project are required to participate in all three forest bird habitat assessment training sessions. RSVP is requested.
Interested in being a volunteer? There is still time to sign up!
To become a volunteer, for questions, and to RSVP for the training series, please contact Kelly Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-234-7630
This free program is part of a Bird Workshop Series offered by the Lyme Forest Block Conservation Project Phase 2—an initiative launched by Audubon Connecticut, in partnership with the Town of Lyme and the Lyme Land Trust, the Eightmile River Wild and Scenic Coordinating Committee, The Nature Conservancy, and other local land trusts, and municipalities.
Want to learn more? View the Lyme Forest Block Habitat Assessment info session that was held on April 4.
Date: Sat May 30, 2020
Time: Video will be available to view after May 30
Place: Ravine Trail Preserve, Joshuatown Road, Lyme
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Due to Covid-19 precautions, this walk will be videotaped on May 30 and will be available for viewing at a later date on lymelandtrust.org.
Please enjoy our upcoming video tour of the Ravine Trail Preserve in Lyme, CT. Michael Zarfos, a conservation biologist from SUNY ESF, will lead the “walk,” identifying trees and other plants in their spring raiment. He will explain how to identify several prominent species and share interesting facts about their human uses and natural ecology.
The Ravine Trail Preserve parking is located on the west side of Joshuatown Road, about 4 miles north of the intersection of Joshuatown Road and Rte. 156. Please feel free to enjoy this trail while following posted and current State and Federal safety guidelines.
Date: Sat June 6, 2020 thru Sun June 7, 2020
Place: Hartman park Main Entrance parking lot, Gungy Road, Lyme
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Due to social distancing, this walk is now a self-guided walk. Please tour the new signage on the Heritage Trail at Hartman Park on your own while following posted and current State and Federal safety guidelines. This new signage, in the form of illustrated panels, gives insight into the history and activity of the people who once lived here based upon the remnants left behind.
The signs enhance information included in the interpretive trail guide, “The Heritage Trail, a Walk in Hartman Park” Booklet, written by Marianne Pfeiffer in 1996. An updated 2015 version of the booklet is available online. Click here.
The signs were designed and illustrated by Wendolyn Hill, the Open Space Coordinator of Lyme. The signs were funded by the Eighmile River Wild and Scenic Watershed Committee.
The entire trail is about 3 miles long with options for shortcuts. For a shorter walk, it is recommended you skip numbers 5 through 8. There are not illustrated panels for them. Take the Park Road (purple) from 4 to 9 (take the yellow trail connector) and then follow the orange trail numbers 10, (8), 11, and 12.
Bring water and a walking stick. There are some rocky areas and moderate hill climbs.
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Directions: The parking lot is on Gungy Road about 1.5 miles north of the 4-way stop signs at the intersection of Beaverbrook Road, Grassy Hill Road, and Gungy Road.
Date: Fri June 26, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm
Place: Online through Zoom
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