Past Events

Tuesday Trek: Banningwood Preserve

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Date: Tue February 23, 2021
Time: 9:30 am -11 am
Place: Banningwood Preserve, Town Street, Lyme CT
Contact Email: sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Sue Cope
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Banningwood Preserve. Meet at the parking lot on Town Street (Rte. 82). All trails – lower red to yellow through Diana’s Field to upper red trail. Moderate 1.75 mile walk that takes you through woodland wetlands, flood plain areas, field and upland forest.

To reserve a space: sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule

Join us for a refreshing morning walk on a Lyme preserve led by a board or staff member of the Lyme Land Trust. The leaders will alternate each week between Sue Cope, Wendy Hill, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather.

Space is limited to 5 people. Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

Please be safe- wear a mask in the parking lot. Masks can be removed during the walk as long as social distancing is maintained.

Inclement weather cancels.

 


 

Banningwood Preserve. Meet at the parking lot on Town Street (Rte. 82). All trails – lower red to yellow through Diana’s Field to upper red trail. Moderate 1.75 mile walk that takes you through woodland wetlands, flood plain areas, field and upland forest.

To reserve a space: sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule

Join us for a refreshing morning walk on a Lyme preserve led by a board or staff member of the Lyme Land Trust. The leaders will alternate each week between Sue Cope, Wendy Hill, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather.

Space is limited to 5 people. Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

Please be safe- wear a mask in the parking lot. Masks can be removed during the walk as long as social distancing is maintained.

Inclement weather cancels.

 


Exploring the Importance of Pollinator Pathways

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Date: Thu February 18, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Zoom Presentation
Contact Email: programreg@lymepl.org
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Learn about Pollinator Pathways with local eco-friendly gardening experts Jim Sirch & Mary Ellen Lemay, and how to create your own. Pollinator pathways are pesticide-free corridors of native plants that provide nutrition and habitat for bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. These pathways are crucial to biodiversity, the production of healthy crops, and the health of ecosystems that wild animals rely on for food and habitat. Most native plants require less watering and upkeep than ornamentals and the pollinators you attract will help your other garden plants and vegetables flourish as well.

It is free and open to all, made possible with funding from the Friends of the Lyme Public Library.

Registration required: programreg@lymepl.org
When you register, you will receive a zoom link several days before the presentation. For more information call the library at 860-434-2272.

Lyme Pollinator Pathways. A new chapter of this national effort has been established in Lyme. Lyme organizations and individuals working together to establish patches of pollinator plants and pathways between them. Do you already have a patch (big or small) to add to the pathway? Let us know. Or do you want to create one? Follow the Facebook page to connect and learn more! https://www.facebook.com/groups/lymepollinators or email LymePollinator@gmail.com


Learn about Pollinator Pathways with local eco-friendly gardening experts Jim Sirch & Mary Ellen Lemay, and how to create your own. Pollinator pathways are pesticide-free corridors of native plants that provide nutrition and habitat for bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. These pathways are crucial to biodiversity, the production of healthy crops, and the health of ecosystems that wild animals rely on for food and habitat. Most native plants require less watering and upkeep than ornamentals and the pollinators you attract will help your other garden plants and vegetables flourish as well.

It is free and open to all, made possible with funding from the Friends of the Lyme Public Library.

Registration required: programreg@lymepl.org
When you register, you will receive a zoom link several days before the presentation. For more information call the library at 860-434-2272.

Lyme Pollinator Pathways. A new chapter of this national effort has been established in Lyme. Lyme organizations and individuals working together to establish patches of pollinator plants and pathways between them. Do you already have a patch (big or small) to add to the pathway? Let us know. Or do you want to create one? Follow the Facebook page to connect and learn more! https://www.facebook.com/groups/lymepollinators or email LymePollinator@gmail.com


Tuesday Trek: Mt. Archer Woods-Postponed to Wednesday at 10 am

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Photo: Wendolyn Hill
Date: Wed February 17, 2021
Time: 10:00-11:30 am
Place: Mt. Archer Woods parking lot, Mt. Archer Rd., Lyme CT
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
Presenter: Wendy Hill
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

 

Postponed to Wednesday at 10 am. Mt. Archer Woods (River to Ridgetop South). Meet at Mt Archer Woods Parking lot on Mt Archer Rd. White/yellow loop – about 2 miles

Reserve a spot: openspace@townlyme.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule

Join us for a refreshing morning walk on a Lyme preserve led by a board or staff member of the Lyme Land Trust. The leaders will alternate each week between Sue Cope, Wendy Hill, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather.

Space is limited to 5 people. Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

Please be safe- wear a mask in the parking lot. Masks can be removed during the walk as long as social distancing is maintained.

Inclement weather cancels.

 


 

Postponed to Wednesday at 10 am. Mt. Archer Woods (River to Ridgetop South). Meet at Mt Archer Woods Parking lot on Mt Archer Rd. White/yellow loop – about 2 miles

Reserve a spot: openspace@townlyme.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule

Join us for a refreshing morning walk on a Lyme preserve led by a board or staff member of the Lyme Land Trust. The leaders will alternate each week between Sue Cope, Wendy Hill, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather.

Space is limited to 5 people. Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

Please be safe- wear a mask in the parking lot. Masks can be removed during the walk as long as social distancing is maintained.

Inclement weather cancels.

 


For the LOVE of Nature / Forest Bathing Walk-Note: location change

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Photo credit: Wendolyn Hill
Date: Sun February 14, 2021
Time: 2:00 -3:30 pm
Place: Banningwood Preserve, Town Street, Lyme CT
Contact Email: regan@awakentheforestwithin.com
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Happy Valentine’s Day! Make a date with nature and share the love. This forest bathing walk revolves around the theme of LOVE – for oneself, others, and the more-than-human-world that makes it all possible. Give and receive some love from the forest on this Valentine’s Day.

The location has been changed to Banningwood Preserve. The walk is about 1-mile over easy terrain.
Invitations to deepen your connection with nature will be offered along the way.

The walk concludes with a wild-foraged tea ceremony in honor of the land.

$30.00 per person. Registration required. Lyme Land Trust members receive 15% off with the discount code LLT15. To register. 

The group is limited. Social distancing guidelines will be followed. Please wear a mask to the parking lot meet-up.

Folding stools are available for your use or bring along your own stool or sit upon (towel, cloth or mat) for our sitting sessions. Bench seats are available at the bonfire. You may wish to bring along some water or a warm beverage. There are no restrooms at the preserve.

Regan Stacy is the founder of Awaken the Forest Within, an organization that offers forest bathing walks. Forest bathing is a supportive practice that invites us to slow down, open our senses, and engage with nature and ourselves as we take in the restorative health benefits of being in the forest. These benefits include lowered stress, blood pressure, and heart rate, increased creativity and focus, and a boost to our immune system. Leave calm and refreshed for the day ahead.


Happy Valentine’s Day! Make a date with nature and share the love. This forest bathing walk revolves around the theme of LOVE – for oneself, others, and the more-than-human-world that makes it all possible. Give and receive some love from the forest on this Valentine’s Day.

The location has been changed to Banningwood Preserve. The walk is about 1-mile over easy terrain.
Invitations to deepen your connection with nature will be offered along the way.

The walk concludes with a wild-foraged tea ceremony in honor of the land.

$30.00 per person. Registration required. Lyme Land Trust members receive 15% off with the discount code LLT15. To register. 

The group is limited. Social distancing guidelines will be followed. Please wear a mask to the parking lot meet-up.

Folding stools are available for your use or bring along your own stool or sit upon (towel, cloth or mat) for our sitting sessions. Bench seats are available at the bonfire. You may wish to bring along some water or a warm beverage. There are no restrooms at the preserve.

Regan Stacy is the founder of Awaken the Forest Within, an organization that offers forest bathing walks. Forest bathing is a supportive practice that invites us to slow down, open our senses, and engage with nature and ourselves as we take in the restorative health benefits of being in the forest. These benefits include lowered stress, blood pressure, and heart rate, increased creativity and focus, and a boost to our immune system. Leave calm and refreshed for the day ahead.


Live Video Screening – An Exploration of Beaver Pond Ecology in Hartman Park

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Date: Wed February 10, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Zoom Webinar
Contact Email: sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org
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Join us on for a Zoom Q & A and live viewing of our fascinating new educational video, An Exploration of Beaver Pond Ecology–Hartman Park, Lyme CT with Mike Zarfos, naturalist. In the 30 minute video, Mike Zarfos, takes you on a remote “walk” to learn about the rich diversity of plants and animals which share the habitat which occurs with beaver activity at a Lyme Preserve. In his enjoyable way, he relates interesting features about each species he finds along the way.

On Wednesday evening, Mike, the writer, and Sue Cope, the editor for the video, will be live on Zoom for a brief introduction and then a Q&A after the viewing. Mike is a naturalist and PhD Candidate in Conservation Biology at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Sue Cope is the Environmental Director of the Lyme Land Trust and has experience in documentary film-making. Also involved in the video production were Lyme land Trust board members Joe Standart, photographer, and Wendolyn Hill, Open Space Coordinator of the Town of Lyme.

To register for the program, email sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org. You will be sent a link a few days before the Zoom event.

 The Lyme Land Trust has been working to bring you videos of preserve experiences in this present-day remote learning environment. This video is our second full-length educational video. Check out our other virtual explorations: “Preserve Highlights”, short videos, and “Trail Cam” videos. Visit the Lyme Land Trust website to view the videos: https://www.lymelandtrust.org/explore/

 


 

Join us on for a Zoom Q & A and live viewing of our fascinating new educational video, An Exploration of Beaver Pond Ecology–Hartman Park, Lyme CT with Mike Zarfos, naturalist. In the 30 minute video, Mike Zarfos, takes you on a remote “walk” to learn about the rich diversity of plants and animals which share the habitat which occurs with beaver activity at a Lyme Preserve. In his enjoyable way, he relates interesting features about each species he finds along the way.

On Wednesday evening, Mike, the writer, and Sue Cope, the editor for the video, will be live on Zoom for a brief introduction and then a Q&A after the viewing. Mike is a naturalist and PhD Candidate in Conservation Biology at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Sue Cope is the Environmental Director of the Lyme Land Trust and has experience in documentary film-making. Also involved in the video production were Lyme land Trust board members Joe Standart, photographer, and Wendolyn Hill, Open Space Coordinator of the Town of Lyme.

To register for the program, email sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org. You will be sent a link a few days before the Zoom event.

 The Lyme Land Trust has been working to bring you videos of preserve experiences in this present-day remote learning environment. This video is our second full-length educational video. Check out our other virtual explorations: “Preserve Highlights”, short videos, and “Trail Cam” videos. Visit the Lyme Land Trust website to view the videos: https://www.lymelandtrust.org/explore/

 


Cancelled–Tuesday Trek: Pleasant Valley Preserve Overlook

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Wendolyn Hill
Date: Tue February 9, 2021
Time: 9:30 am -11 am
Place: Pleasant Valley Preserve, MacIntosh Rd., Lyme CT
Contact Email: Kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Kristina White
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Pleasant Valley Preserve is part of River to Ridgetop North. Meet at Macintosh Rd parking lot. Hike to the overlook on the yellow trail. 3 miles with a gentle long incline up to the overlook.

Contact: Kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule

Join us for a refreshing morning walk on a Lyme preserve led by a board or staff member of the Lyme Land Trust. The leaders will alternate each week between Sue Cope, Wendy Hill, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather.

Space is limited to 5 people. Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

Please be safe- wear a mask in the parking lot. Masks can be removed during the walk as long as social distancing is maintained.

Inclement weather cancels.

 


 

Pleasant Valley Preserve is part of River to Ridgetop North. Meet at Macintosh Rd parking lot. Hike to the overlook on the yellow trail. 3 miles with a gentle long incline up to the overlook.

Contact: Kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule

Join us for a refreshing morning walk on a Lyme preserve led by a board or staff member of the Lyme Land Trust. The leaders will alternate each week between Sue Cope, Wendy Hill, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather.

Space is limited to 5 people. Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

Please be safe- wear a mask in the parking lot. Masks can be removed during the walk as long as social distancing is maintained.

Inclement weather cancels.

 


Tuesday Trek: Thach Preserve

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Date: Tue February 2, 2021
Time: 9:30 am -11 am
Place: Thach Preserve parking lot, 131 Brush Hill Rd., Lyme CT
Contact Email: sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Sue Cope
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Groundhog Day! Thach Preserve. Meet at parking lot, 131 Brush Hill Rd. All trails. Easy 1-mile walk. Highlights include an active beaver pond, fascinating glacial erratics and a freshwater creek.

To reserve a space: sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule

Join us for a refreshing morning walk on a Lyme preserve led by a board or staff member of the Lyme Land Trust. The leaders will alternate each week between Sue Cope, Wendy Hill, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather.

Space is limited to 5 people. Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

Please be safe- wear a mask in the parking lot. Masks can be removed during the walk as long as social distancing is maintained.

Inclement weather cancels.

 


 

Groundhog Day! Thach Preserve. Meet at parking lot, 131 Brush Hill Rd. All trails. Easy 1-mile walk. Highlights include an active beaver pond, fascinating glacial erratics and a freshwater creek.

To reserve a space: sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule

Join us for a refreshing morning walk on a Lyme preserve led by a board or staff member of the Lyme Land Trust. The leaders will alternate each week between Sue Cope, Wendy Hill, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather.

Space is limited to 5 people. Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

Please be safe- wear a mask in the parking lot. Masks can be removed during the walk as long as social distancing is maintained.

Inclement weather cancels.

 


Tuesday Trek: Selden Creek Preserve

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Photo: Wendolyn Hill
Date: Tue January 26, 2021
Time: 9:30 am -11 am
Place: Selden Creek Preserve parking lot, Joshuatown Rd., Lyme CT
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
Presenter: Wendy Hill
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

 

Meet at Selden Creek Preserve parking lot on Joshuatown Rd. 2+ mile hike to beautiful vistas of Selden Creek and surrounding marshlands.

Reserve a spot: openspace@townlyme.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule

Join us for a refreshing morning walk on a Lyme preserve led by a board or staff member of the Lyme Land Trust. The leaders will alternate each week between Sue Cope, Wendy Hill, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather.

Space is limited to 5 people. Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

Please be safe- wear a mask in the parking lot. Masks can be removed during the walk as long as social distancing is maintained.

Inclement weather cancels.

 


 

Meet at Selden Creek Preserve parking lot on Joshuatown Rd. 2+ mile hike to beautiful vistas of Selden Creek and surrounding marshlands.

Reserve a spot: openspace@townlyme.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule

Join us for a refreshing morning walk on a Lyme preserve led by a board or staff member of the Lyme Land Trust. The leaders will alternate each week between Sue Cope, Wendy Hill, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather.

Space is limited to 5 people. Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

Please be safe- wear a mask in the parking lot. Masks can be removed during the walk as long as social distancing is maintained.

Inclement weather cancels.

 


Raptors of CT

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Date: Sat January 23, 2021
Time: 2pm
Place: Webinar
Contact Email: programreg@lymepl.org
Presenter: The Friends of the Lyme Public Library and the Lyme Land Trust
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Please join us for this fascinating program about birds of prey with teacher/naturalist Joe Attwater, who leads many of the bird-related educational programs for the CT Audubon Society. Learn how to identify raptors and why they are such great hunters.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Lyme Library and the Land Trust. It is free and open to all, made possible with funding from the Friends of the Lyme Public Library.

Registration required: programreg@lymepl.org
When you register, you will receive an invitation to the webinar. For more information call the library at 860-434-2272.


Please join us for this fascinating program about birds of prey with teacher/naturalist Joe Attwater, who leads many of the bird-related educational programs for the CT Audubon Society. Learn how to identify raptors and why they are such great hunters.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Lyme Library and the Land Trust. It is free and open to all, made possible with funding from the Friends of the Lyme Public Library.

Registration required: programreg@lymepl.org
When you register, you will receive an invitation to the webinar. For more information call the library at 860-434-2272.


Tuesday Trek: Brockway-Hawthorne Preserve

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Wendolyn Hill
Date: Tue January 19, 2021
Time: 9:30 am -11 am
Place: Brockway-Hawthorne Preserve, Brush Hill Rd., Lyme CT
Contact Email: Kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Kristina White
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

 

Brockway Hawthorne Preserve. Meet at Brush Hill Rd entrance. White to red to purple to white. About 3.5 miles. 2 hours.

Contact: Kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule

Join us for a refreshing morning walk on a Lyme preserve led by a board or staff member of the Lyme Land Trust. The leaders will alternate each week between Sue Cope, Wendy Hill, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather.

Space is limited to 5 people. Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

Please be safe- wear a mask in the parking lot. Masks can be removed during the walk as long as social distancing is maintained.

Inclement weather cancels.

 


 

Brockway Hawthorne Preserve. Meet at Brush Hill Rd entrance. White to red to purple to white. About 3.5 miles. 2 hours.

Contact: Kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule

Join us for a refreshing morning walk on a Lyme preserve led by a board or staff member of the Lyme Land Trust. The leaders will alternate each week between Sue Cope, Wendy Hill, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather.

Space is limited to 5 people. Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

Please be safe- wear a mask in the parking lot. Masks can be removed during the walk as long as social distancing is maintained.

Inclement weather cancels.