Past Events

Astronomy Indoor Program: Amazing Solar Eclipses

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Date: Sat March 2, 2024
Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Place: LLT Stewardship Barn
Contact Email: astronomy@lymelandtrust.org
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Owing to the overcast skies forecast for tomorrow, the observing session has been changed to an indoor program: The Amazing Story Behind Solar Eclipses. The program will be held at the Lyme Land Trust Stewardship Barn, 12-1 Town Street, Lyme CT and will last approximately one hour.

For more information and to register: Astronomy Events


Owing to the overcast skies forecast for tomorrow, the observing session has been changed to an indoor program: The Amazing Story Behind Solar Eclipses. The program will be held at the Lyme Land Trust Stewardship Barn, 12-1 Town Street, Lyme CT and will last approximately one hour.

For more information and to register: Astronomy Events


Imagining Lyme–People’s Vision Vote – 2023

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Tiffany Farm by Penny Reneson, 2022 People's Vision Award
Date: Thu February 29, 2024
Time: midnight
Place: Imagining Lyme website Gallery 2023
Contact Email: education@lymelandtrust.org
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It’s your turn to vote for your favorite photo of 2023 in the Imagining Lyme – A Visual Exploration of Lyme’s Preserves program

When you have chosen, email the title of the photograph and photographer’s name to education@lymelandtrust.org
Please put “People’s Vision” in the subject line of the email. 

We are asking people to vote for their favorite of all the photos that were submitted to the Imagining Lyme Photo Gallery in 2023. To see the galleries of all submitted photos, visit the website Imagining Lyme website. https://imagininglyme.org/  Choose any one photo from “Gallery 2023”.

Keep taking photos in the Lyme and share them with us . The next session is for photos taken in winter. The deadline is March 31, 2024. 

Photos must be taken in Lyme in these places:

A. Lyme Preserves owned and/or managed by the Lyme Land Trust, Town of Lyme, The Nature Conservancy and the State of CT.

B. Pollinator/wildlife habitat in Lyme – May be in a backyard, preserve or in a Lyme Pollinator Pathway garden in Lyme, CT.

C. Trail 53- the sky above Lyme.

 


 

It’s your turn to vote for your favorite photo of 2023 in the Imagining Lyme – A Visual Exploration of Lyme’s Preserves program

When you have chosen, email the title of the photograph and photographer’s name to education@lymelandtrust.org
Please put “People’s Vision” in the subject line of the email. 

We are asking people to vote for their favorite of all the photos that were submitted to the Imagining Lyme Photo Gallery in 2023. To see the galleries of all submitted photos, visit the website Imagining Lyme website. https://imagininglyme.org/  Choose any one photo from “Gallery 2023”.

Keep taking photos in the Lyme and share them with us . The next session is for photos taken in winter. The deadline is March 31, 2024. 

Photos must be taken in Lyme in these places:

A. Lyme Preserves owned and/or managed by the Lyme Land Trust, Town of Lyme, The Nature Conservancy and the State of CT.

B. Pollinator/wildlife habitat in Lyme – May be in a backyard, preserve or in a Lyme Pollinator Pathway garden in Lyme, CT.

C. Trail 53- the sky above Lyme.

 


Tuesday Trek: Mt. Archer Preserve

Date: Tue February 27, 2024
Time: 9:00 am
Place: Mt. Archer Preserve
Contact Email: anthonyinlyme@gmail.com
Presenter: Tony Irving
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Walk the white and yellow trail loop. About 3 miles. Highlights include colonial homestead ruins and views of the CT River. Meet at Mt Archer Woods Parking lot on Mt Archer Rd.

Contact: anthonyinlyme@gmail.com

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule


Walk the white and yellow trail loop. About 3 miles. Highlights include colonial homestead ruins and views of the CT River. Meet at Mt Archer Woods Parking lot on Mt Archer Rd.

Contact: anthonyinlyme@gmail.com

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule


Life Under the Ice with the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center

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Green Frog by Renee Smith, Imagining Lyme Photo of Distinction 2023
Date: Sat February 24, 2024
Time: 11:00 am
Place: Lyme Public Library, 482 Hamburg Rd. (Rte 56), Lyme CT
Contact Email: education@lymelandtrust.org
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Despite freezing temperatures, it is very busy under the ice. Discover how animals like fish, frogs, turtles, and beavers survive life under the ice in their frozen habitats. Meet live reptiles and amphibians that stay warm at the Nature Center all winter long.

This family-friendly children’s program is open to all ages. Children under twelve must be accompanied by an adult.

Space is limited. Register: programreg@lymepl.org
or call 860 434-2272

Co-sponsored with the Lyme Public Library.
Funded by the Lyme Public Library


Despite freezing temperatures, it is very busy under the ice. Discover how animals like fish, frogs, turtles, and beavers survive life under the ice in their frozen habitats. Meet live reptiles and amphibians that stay warm at the Nature Center all winter long.

This family-friendly children’s program is open to all ages. Children under twelve must be accompanied by an adult.

Space is limited. Register: programreg@lymepl.org
or call 860 434-2272

Co-sponsored with the Lyme Public Library.
Funded by the Lyme Public Library


Lymes Senior Center Take-a-Walk Wednesday with Wendy

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photo by Wendy Hill
Date: Wed February 21, 2024
Time: 9:30-11:30ish am
Place: Rocky Neck Beach. Rte 156, Niantic, CT
Contact Email: sgould@oldlyme-ct.gov
Presenter: Wendy Hill
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Take a beautiful walk through forest, past interesting rock formations, along the salt marshes to the beach on Long Island Sound. Bring binoculars if you have them. 2.5 miles

Directions: Meet at the parking lot on Rte 156 across from the KOA Campground, 271 Main St (Rte 156), about 0.5 mile east of the intersection with Four Mile River Rd.

Reservations are required.  Please email sgould@oldlyme-ct.gov or call 860-434-4127 to reserve your spot. Free to Lyme’s Senior Center members. $5 for non-members.

On the 2nd Wednesday of each month the group will get together at various hiking areas in Lyme and Old Lyme.  Hikes will be lead by Wendy Hill, Open Space Coordinator of Lyme and the Vice President of Lyme Land Trust.  The walks are moderate, unless otherwise noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. Wear sturdy footwear and bring a hiking stick or pole if you would like. Everyone welcome. All hikes are 2.5 to 3 miles.  Inclement weather cancels the walk.

Sponsored with the Lyme’s Senior Center.


Take a beautiful walk through forest, past interesting rock formations, along the salt marshes to the beach on Long Island Sound. Bring binoculars if you have them. 2.5 miles

Directions: Meet at the parking lot on Rte 156 across from the KOA Campground, 271 Main St (Rte 156), about 0.5 mile east of the intersection with Four Mile River Rd.

Reservations are required.  Please email sgould@oldlyme-ct.gov or call 860-434-4127 to reserve your spot. Free to Lyme’s Senior Center members. $5 for non-members.

On the 2nd Wednesday of each month the group will get together at various hiking areas in Lyme and Old Lyme.  Hikes will be lead by Wendy Hill, Open Space Coordinator of Lyme and the Vice President of Lyme Land Trust.  The walks are moderate, unless otherwise noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. Wear sturdy footwear and bring a hiking stick or pole if you would like. Everyone welcome. All hikes are 2.5 to 3 miles.  Inclement weather cancels the walk.

Sponsored with the Lyme’s Senior Center.


Tuesday Trek: Brockway-Hawthorne Preserve

Date: Tue February 20, 2024
Time: 9:00 am
Place: Brockway-Hawthorne Preserve
Contact Email: jim.arrigoni@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Jim Arrigoni
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An abundance of conifers including Hemlock, Cedar and Pine make this preserve a winter wonderland after freshly fallen snow coats the landscape. Approximately 2-mile walk is gentle-to-moderate terrain, although winter conditions can be slippery so please wear appropriate footwear. We will meet at the entrance on Brush Hill Road.

Contact:  Jim.arrigoni@lymelandtrust.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule


An abundance of conifers including Hemlock, Cedar and Pine make this preserve a winter wonderland after freshly fallen snow coats the landscape. Approximately 2-mile walk is gentle-to-moderate terrain, although winter conditions can be slippery so please wear appropriate footwear. We will meet at the entrance on Brush Hill Road.

Contact:  Jim.arrigoni@lymelandtrust.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule


All About Snakes

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Date: Tue February 20, 2024
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm
Place: Lyme Public Library, 482 Hamburg Rd. (Rte 56), Lyme CT
Contact Email: education@lymelandtrust.org
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Join us for a family-friendly February vacation event with Riverside Reptile Education Center! Meet several different species of live snakes and learn fascinating facts about them. How do they locate prey?  How can a snake eat something larger than its head? How big do they grow? Learn about our native snakes and what we can do to conserve their habitat and ensure their survival. 

This program is geared towards elementary school-aged children and younger. All ages are welcome. Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Space is limited. Register: programreg@lymepl.org
or call 860 434-2272

Co-sponsored with the Lyme Public Library.
Funded by the Lyme land Trust


Join us for a family-friendly February vacation event with Riverside Reptile Education Center! Meet several different species of live snakes and learn fascinating facts about them. How do they locate prey?  How can a snake eat something larger than its head? How big do they grow? Learn about our native snakes and what we can do to conserve their habitat and ensure their survival. 

This program is geared towards elementary school-aged children and younger. All ages are welcome. Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Space is limited. Register: programreg@lymepl.org
or call 860 434-2272

Co-sponsored with the Lyme Public Library.
Funded by the Lyme land Trust


Tuesday Trek: Pleasant Valley Preserve

Date: Wed February 14, 2024
Time: 9:00 am
Place: Bring your snowshoes and join Kristina on a beautiful walk through the snowy landscape of Pleasant valley
Contact Email: Kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Kristina White
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Bring your snowshoes and join Kristina on a beautiful walk through the snowy landscape of Pleasant Valley

Contact: Kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule


Bring your snowshoes and join Kristina on a beautiful walk through the snowy landscape of Pleasant Valley

Contact: Kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule


Tree Collective- Teen Hike and Steward Group Meet-up

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Date: Sun February 11, 2024
Time: 1:00-3:30 pm
Place: Register to learn location
Contact Email: reganstacey@gmail.com
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The Tree Collective is a program designed to engage young conservationists ages 14-18 in outdoor fun and education while working to maintain trails in our beautiful town of Lyme, CT. It is sponsored by the Lyme Land Trust under the leadership of environmentalist/artist Regan Stacey. Each time we meet, we offer a different topic, often with a hike and trail work in a selected preserve.

Tools and gloves provided.

For more information. 

Registration required: reganstacey@gmail.com.

Click on flyer to enlarge.

 


The Tree Collective is a program designed to engage young conservationists ages 14-18 in outdoor fun and education while working to maintain trails in our beautiful town of Lyme, CT. It is sponsored by the Lyme Land Trust under the leadership of environmentalist/artist Regan Stacey. Each time we meet, we offer a different topic, often with a hike and trail work in a selected preserve.

Tools and gloves provided.

For more information. 

Registration required: reganstacey@gmail.com.

Click on flyer to enlarge.

 


For the Love Of Nature Forest Bathing — Remotely Guided Experience

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Date: Thu February 8, 2024
Time: 10:30-11:30 am
Place: Zoom
Contact Email: regan@reganstacey.com
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Make a date with nature and celebrate the love with this gentle guided experience offered over Zoom. This remotely guided forest bathing session is offered around the theme of Love – for oneself, others, and the Earth. Give and receive some love from nature.Enjoy a gentle mindful movement sequence, a sensory awakening meditation, and invitations to connect with nature along the way. The experience concludes with tea together.

How it works: You’ll join our session over Zoom from your cell phone or computer. You can choose a nearby location such as your yard or a trail or park. Or you can stay cozy in the comfort of your home, near a window and perhaps with some houseplants close by. You are welcome to either stay indoors for the entire session or wander outdoors for the invitations to connect with nature and come back inside when we regather over Zoom to share what we noticed, what caught our eye or our hearts.

Tea together: Our session concludes with tea together where we honor our time with each other and the land. You are welcome to bring tea (or your drink of choice) in a thermos or to make a cup towards the end of our session.

Registration: $15. Register here.
LLT members receive a 10% discount with code LLT 10.

About the practice: Forest bathing is a nature-based mindfulness practice inspired by the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku – taking in the forest atmosphere. As a growing global wellness movement, it is backed by nearly 40 years of scientific research on the holistic benefits of immersing yourself in nature. These benefits include reduced stress and blood pressure, increased creativity and focus, improved mood and sleep, and a boost to immune functions. In addition to the health benefits, this practice offers a pathway of reconnection to our Earth, restoring our relationship with the natural world for the well-being of all.

Regan Stacey is an artist and advocate for the Earth whose passion is to reconnect humans to nature for personal, collective, and planetary well-being. Through her private practice, she offers forest bathing experiences and mindfulness in nature retreats. She is co-founder of The Forest Therapy School, training forest therapy guides to share this work around the world. Find out more about her work at reganstacey.com or theforesttherapyschool.com

Questions? Email Regan at regan@reganstacey.com


Make a date with nature and celebrate the love with this gentle guided experience offered over Zoom. This remotely guided forest bathing session is offered around the theme of Love – for oneself, others, and the Earth. Give and receive some love from nature.Enjoy a gentle mindful movement sequence, a sensory awakening meditation, and invitations to connect with nature along the way. The experience concludes with tea together.

How it works: You’ll join our session over Zoom from your cell phone or computer. You can choose a nearby location such as your yard or a trail or park. Or you can stay cozy in the comfort of your home, near a window and perhaps with some houseplants close by. You are welcome to either stay indoors for the entire session or wander outdoors for the invitations to connect with nature and come back inside when we regather over Zoom to share what we noticed, what caught our eye or our hearts.

Tea together: Our session concludes with tea together where we honor our time with each other and the land. You are welcome to bring tea (or your drink of choice) in a thermos or to make a cup towards the end of our session.

Registration: $15. Register here.
LLT members receive a 10% discount with code LLT 10.

About the practice: Forest bathing is a nature-based mindfulness practice inspired by the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku – taking in the forest atmosphere. As a growing global wellness movement, it is backed by nearly 40 years of scientific research on the holistic benefits of immersing yourself in nature. These benefits include reduced stress and blood pressure, increased creativity and focus, improved mood and sleep, and a boost to immune functions. In addition to the health benefits, this practice offers a pathway of reconnection to our Earth, restoring our relationship with the natural world for the well-being of all.

Regan Stacey is an artist and advocate for the Earth whose passion is to reconnect humans to nature for personal, collective, and planetary well-being. Through her private practice, she offers forest bathing experiences and mindfulness in nature retreats. She is co-founder of The Forest Therapy School, training forest therapy guides to share this work around the world. Find out more about her work at reganstacey.com or theforesttherapyschool.com

Questions? Email Regan at regan@reganstacey.com