Past Events

Our Annual Meeting 2020 Will be Streaming

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Hartman
Date: Fri June 26, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm
Place: Online Zoom Meeting
Contact Email: info@lymelandtrust.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh. Join us on zoom for our annual meeting. Agenda will include by-laws amendment, re-election of board members, and Volunteer of the Year award. Log-in info: “Topic: Lyme Land Trust Annual Meeting”
Time: Jun 26, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Website:  https://zoom.us

Meeting ID: 863 9314 1385
Password: 517285

To dial in with phone:       +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)  
 

Join us on zoom for our annual meeting. Agenda will include by-laws amendment, re-election of board members, and Volunteer of the Year award.

Log-in info:

“Topic: Lyme Land Trust Annual Meeting”
Time: Jun 26, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Website:  https://zoom.us

Meeting ID: 863 9314 1385
Password: 517285

To dial in with phone:       +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

 

 


Learn about Bird Habitat Assessment with Audubon CT

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LInda Waters, Land Trusts Photo Contest winner
Date: Wed April 29, 2020 thru Wed June 10, 2020
Time: 6:30- 8:00 pm
Place: Zoom Webinars
Contact Email: kelly.morgan@audubon.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh. 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. If you miss the webinars, you can still participate by watching recordings of the sessions. 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. If you want to watch a recording of the May 27 webinar, click here. The Principles of Managing Woodlands for Birds–Understanding Landscape Context June 10– Conducting a Habitat Assessment.  If you want to watch a recording of the June 10 webinar, click here. 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 kelly.morgan@audubon.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.

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. If you miss the webinars, you can still participate by watching recordings of the sessions.

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. If you want to watch a recording of the May 27 webinar, click here.
The Principles of Managing Woodlands for Birds–Understanding Landscape Context

June 10– Conducting a Habitat Assessment.  If you want to watch a recording of the June 10 webinar, click here.
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 kelly.morgan@audubon.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.


Backyard Birding, presented by the CT Audubon Society Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center

Date: Sat February 29, 2020
Time: 2:00 -4:00 pm
Place: Lyme Public Library, Lyme CT
Contact Email: programreg@lymepl.org
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There’s a diverse community of birds to be found in our backyards. This presentation will help us fine-tune our bird-watching skills, help us to identify backyard birds by their sight and sound, who is at the feeder during each season, and what their feeding habits and needs are. You will also learn how to best meet birds’ habitat needs during the long, cold winter months. Also discussed will be bird characteristics, ways to attract them to your feeders, what feeders and seed to use, and where to place feeders for bird safety and best viewing. If time and weather permit, attendees will go outside to do some birdwatching.  If you own binoculars, please bring them.  The presenter will also bring some to share.
Please call 860-434-2272 or email programreg@lymepl.org to register.

There’s a diverse community of birds to be found in our backyards. This presentation will help us fine-tune our bird-watching skills, help us to identify backyard birds by their sight and sound, who is at the feeder during each season, and what their feeding habits and needs are. You will also learn how to best meet birds’ habitat needs during the long, cold winter months. Also discussed will be bird characteristics, ways to attract them to your feeders, what feeders and seed to use, and where to place feeders for bird safety and best viewing. If time and weather permit, attendees will go outside to do some birdwatching.  If you own binoculars, please bring them.  The presenter will also bring some to share.
Please call 860-434-2272 or email programreg@lymepl.org to register.

Bird Tales–Family Story Time with A Place Called Hope

Date: Fri February 21, 2020
Time: 2:00 -3:00 pm
Place: Lyme Public Library Community Room
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
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Northern Saw-whet Owl
Please join us for a program for families with young children (eleven and younger) presented by a Place Called Hope, a Rehabilitation and Education Center for Birds of Prey. Listen to engaging bird-related storytelling and meet live birds. The storytelling will be about 30 minutes. Reservations appreciated: openspace@townlyme.org.
Northern Saw-whet Owl

Please join us for a program for families with young children (eleven and younger) presented by a Place Called Hope, a Rehabilitation and Education Center for Birds of Prey. Listen to engaging bird-related storytelling and meet live birds. The storytelling will be about 30 minutes.

Reservations appreciated: openspace@townlyme.org.


Groundhog Day Walk

Date: Sun February 2, 2020
Time: 1:30-3:30ishpm
Place: Brockway-Hawthorne Parking Lot, Brush Hill Road, Lyme
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh. Join us for a walk on Groundhog Day to look for signs that the groundhog has seen his shadow, as well as evidence of other animals in the preserves. We will walk about 2.5 miles in the Brockway-Hawthorne Preserve,  over open abandoned pasture-land bordered by stone walls and mysterious stone structures, where ancient oak trees still stand guard. There are a few moderate hills. Everyone is welcome. The walk will be led by Wendolyn Hill, Open Space Coordinator of the Town of Lyme and Lyme Land Trust Board member. Meet at the Brockway-Hawthorne Parking Lot on Brush Hill Road in Lyme. The parking area is on the right 1/2 mile south of the Hadlyme Country Store. Inclement weather cancels. Wear sturdy shoes and be prepared for possible slippery areas. Bring a bottle of water. A snack will be provided. Registration is appreciated: openspace@townlyme.org    

Join us for a walk on Groundhog Day to look for signs that the groundhog has seen his shadow, as well as evidence of other animals in the preserves. We will walk about 2.5 miles in the Brockway-Hawthorne Preserve,  over open abandoned pasture-land bordered by stone walls and mysterious stone structures, where ancient oak trees still stand guard. There are a few moderate hills. Everyone is welcome.

The walk will be led by Wendolyn Hill, Open Space Coordinator of the Town of Lyme and Lyme Land Trust Board member. Meet at the Brockway-Hawthorne Parking Lot on Brush Hill Road in Lyme. The parking area is on the right 1/2 mile south of the Hadlyme Country Store.

Inclement weather cancels. Wear sturdy shoes and be prepared for possible slippery areas. Bring a bottle of water. A snack will be provided.

Registration is appreciated: openspace@townlyme.org

 

 


Family Event – Community Peace Pole Birdhouse Project at the Lyme Public Library

Date: Sat February 1, 2020
Time: 11:00am to 3:00pm
Place: Lyme Public Library, 482 Hamburg Road, Lyme CT
Contact Email: staff@lymepl.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh. Join us to paint birdhouses and peace poles any time between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm during the Take Your Child to the Library Day!

Join us to paint birdhouses and peace poles any time between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm during the Take Your Child to the Library Day!


Community Forum on the Environment Presented by the Sierra Club

Date: Mon January 27, 2020
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Place: Old Lyme Town Hall Meeting Room, 52 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT
Contact Email: samantha.dynowski@sierraclub.org
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Will Connecticut take the steps needed now to address climate change? Climate change is happening faster than predicted. Right here in Connecticut, people are being impacted by rising  temperatures, coastal and inland flooding, tornadoes and other unusual weather. Urgent and bold action is necessary. Connecticut  lawmakers can do much more in 2020 to reduce climate destroying emissions here in our own state, and put us on a path to a clean and renewable future. Come together to learn and discuss what the state can do on climate and other environmental issues, and how you can make a difference! RSVP requested

Will Connecticut take the steps needed now to address climate change?
Climate change is happening faster than predicted. Right here in Connecticut, people are being impacted by rising  temperatures, coastal and inland flooding, tornadoes and other unusual weather. Urgent and bold action is necessary. Connecticut  lawmakers can do much more in 2020 to reduce climate destroying emissions here in our own state, and put us on a path to a clean and renewable future. Come together to learn and discuss what the state can do on climate and other environmental issues, and how you can make a difference!

RSVP requested


Dendrology Walk

Date: Sun January 19, 2020
Time: 1:00 pm
Place: Selden Creek Preserve, Joshuatown Road, Lyme
Contact Email: education@lymelandtrust.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh. There are no more spaces on this walk. Please contact us if you want to be on the waiting list in case of cancellation. Please join us at Selden Creek Preserve for an educational walk in the woods. Michael Whalen, conservation biologist, will lead a walk to identify trees and plants in the winter landscape. We will observe the bark and twigs, and apply forest forensics using clues on the ground (leaves and nuts). Michael Whalen is a Deep River Land Trust board member. Reservations required. Space is limited: education@lymelandtrust.org Selden Preserve is parking is located on the west side of Joshuatown Road, about 4 miles north of the intersection of Joshuatown Road and Rte. 156.

There are no more spaces on this walk. Please contact us if you want to be on the waiting list in case of cancellation.

Please join us at Selden Creek Preserve for an educational walk in the woods. Michael Whalen, conservation biologist, will lead a walk to identify trees and plants in the winter landscape. We will observe the bark and twigs, and apply forest forensics using clues on the ground (leaves and nuts). Michael Whalen is a Deep River Land Trust board member.

Reservations required. Space is limited: education@lymelandtrust.org

Selden Preserve is parking is located on the west side of Joshuatown Road, about 4 miles north of the intersection of Joshuatown Road and Rte. 156.


New Year’s Day Hike – Pleasant Valley Overlook

Date: Wed January 1, 2020
Time: 1:00 - 3:30ish pm
Place: Meet at Pleasant Valley Parking Lot, Macintosh Road, Lyme CT
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh. Start the New Year off on solid footing by taking an afternoon hike in this popular preserve.  Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust Board member, and Lyme open Space Coordinator, will lead a walk to the overlook in Pleasant Valley Preserve. This is the time of year to get a beautiful unobstructed view of the Lyme vista. The walk is moderate with a long gentle climb to reach the overlook. We will follow a portion of the  George and Rosemary Moore Trail. The entire walk is about 3 miles. We will have a snack break on the overlook. Bring water or something to drink. Everyone is welcome. Inclement weather cancels. Directions: Rt. 156 north to left on Macintosh Rd. (across from Beaver Brook Road.) The parking area is about 1/4 mile on the right. Registration is appreciated: openspace@townlyme.org Photo by Wendolyn Hill

Start the New Year off on solid footing by taking an afternoon hike in this popular preserve.  Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust Board member, and Lyme open Space Coordinator, will lead a walk to the overlook in Pleasant Valley Preserve. This is the time of year to get a beautiful unobstructed view of the Lyme vista. The walk is moderate with a long gentle climb to reach the overlook. We will follow a portion of the  George and Rosemary Moore Trail.

The entire walk is about 3 miles. We will have a snack break on the overlook. Bring water or something to drink.

Everyone is welcome.

Inclement weather cancels.

Directions: Rt. 156 north to left on Macintosh Rd. (across from Beaver Brook Road.) The parking area is about 1/4 mile on the right.

Registration is appreciated: openspace@townlyme.org

Photo by Wendolyn Hill


The Bobcat “Connecticut’s Secretive Wild Cat” – Presented by Paul Colburn

Date: Thu December 5, 2019
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Place: Lyme Public Library, 482 Hamburg Rd (Rte 156), Lyme
Contact Email: programreg@lymepl.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh. Join the Friends of the Lyme Library for this presentation that focuses on the natural history of bobcats in Connecticut. Paul Coburn will present an overview of bobcat habitat, diet, behavior, reproduction, and current research efforts. Learn about “citizen science,” the role of the public in helping with field data collection. Bobcat artifacts are shared with the audience. Paul Colburn is a 2015 graduate of the Master Wildlife Conservationist Program (MWCP) and a certified Master Wildlife Conservationist (MWC). Mr. Colburn has provided over 160 wildlife presentations across the state on black bears, bobcats, eastern coyote, fisher, white-tailed deer and a natural history of Connecticut dating back to 1650.  Mr. Colburn is an avid outdoorsman, “The Bobcat: Connecticut’s Secretive Wild Cat” is the subject of an informative talk by Master Wildlife Conservationist Paul Colburn, a graduate of Wesleyan. Please call the Lyme Public Library at 860-434-2272 to register or email programreg@lymepl.org.

Join the Friends of the Lyme Library for this presentation that focuses on the natural history of bobcats in Connecticut. Paul Coburn will present an overview of bobcat habitat, diet, behavior, reproduction, and current research efforts. Learn about “citizen science,” the role of the public in helping with field data collection. Bobcat artifacts are shared with the audience. Paul Colburn is a 2015 graduate of the Master Wildlife Conservationist Program (MWCP) and a certified Master Wildlife Conservationist (MWC). Mr. Colburn has provided over 160 wildlife presentations across the state on black bears, bobcats, eastern coyote, fisher, white-tailed deer and a natural history of Connecticut dating back to 1650.  Mr. Colburn is an avid outdoorsman, “The Bobcat: Connecticut’s Secretive Wild Cat” is the subject of an informative talk by Master Wildlife Conservationist Paul Colburn, a graduate of Wesleyan.

Please call the Lyme Public Library at 860-434-2272 to register or email programreg@lymepl.org.