Past Events

Hiking Club for Middle Schoolers

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Photo by Regan Stacey
Date: Sat November 13, 2021
Time: 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Place: Jewett Preserve, Cemetery Entrance, MT Archer Rd., Lyme CT
Contact Email: reganstacey@gmail.com
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You are welcome to join our group for middle school-aged children. Come hike the trails! Every month the hike will be an adventure to explore the natural world. It meets the second Saturday of each month in a different preserve.

The Hiking Club is a drop-off/pick-up program.  If you are a parent who would like to walk the trails during the club time, you are welcome to do so on your own, with other friends/parents, or even bring your dog!
The Hiking Club is limited to 10 participants per meet-up.
Registration required, email reganstacey@gmail.com.

 

The club is organized by volunteer Regan Stacey, who has children in the LOL school district.

Environmentalist/artist Regan Stacey currently runs the Tree Collective, a Lyme Land Trust program for teens. She owns Awaken the Forest Within, a mindfulness-based practice that helps [re]connect people to nature for the betterment of themselves and the earth.


 

You are welcome to join our group for middle school-aged children. Come hike the trails! Every month the hike will be an adventure to explore the natural world. It meets the second Saturday of each month in a different preserve.

The Hiking Club is a drop-off/pick-up program.  If you are a parent who would like to walk the trails during the club time, you are welcome to do so on your own, with other friends/parents, or even bring your dog!
The Hiking Club is limited to 10 participants per meet-up.
Registration required, email reganstacey@gmail.com.

 

The club is organized by volunteer Regan Stacey, who has children in the LOL school district.

Environmentalist/artist Regan Stacey currently runs the Tree Collective, a Lyme Land Trust program for teens. She owns Awaken the Forest Within, a mindfulness-based practice that helps [re]connect people to nature for the betterment of themselves and the earth.


Tuesday Trek: Pickwick & Eno Preserve

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Date: Tue November 9, 2021
Time: 9:30 am -11:30ish am
Place: Pickwick & Eno Preserve, 183 Joshuatown Rd., Lyme CT
Contact Email: Kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Kristina White
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Pickwick & Eno Preserve–Park at 183 Joshuatown Rd. (Drive down the long driveway-park in front of the Pickwick’s Preserve sign.) 3+ miles.

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, Tony Irving, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather.

Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

Inclement weather cancels.

 


 

Pickwick & Eno Preserve–Park at 183 Joshuatown Rd. (Drive down the long driveway-park in front of the Pickwick’s Preserve sign.) 3+ miles.

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, Tony Irving, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather.

Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

Inclement weather cancels.

 


Work Party to clear Debris in Mt. Archer Woods Ruins Area

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Date: Sun November 7, 2021
Time: 12:45-3:30 pm
Place: Meet at Mt Archer Woods parking Lot, Mt. Archer Rd., Lyme, CT
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
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Please join us to help clear around the ruins in Mt Archer Woods. We have had barberry mowed on a few acres near the white trail, next to the ruins about a half-mile in. We need help to remove fallen trees and other debris to make it easier to mow next time and we need to clip or pull invasives along stone walls. Chain saws will be helpful. (Please bring protective gear). Bring loppers, clippers, and work gloves, shovels, and anything else you think will be helpful.

Please email openspace@townlyme.org if you are planning to come and if you will bring a chain saw.


 

Please join us to help clear around the ruins in Mt Archer Woods. We have had barberry mowed on a few acres near the white trail, next to the ruins about a half-mile in. We need help to remove fallen trees and other debris to make it easier to mow next time and we need to clip or pull invasives along stone walls. Chain saws will be helpful. (Please bring protective gear). Bring loppers, clippers, and work gloves, shovels, and anything else you think will be helpful.

Please email openspace@townlyme.org if you are planning to come and if you will bring a chain saw.


Fall Astronomy Observing Session

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Date: Fri November 5, 2021
Time: 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Place: Register to learn location
Contact Email: scott.mallory@gmail.com
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Come join us for a night of sky observing. With the leaves turning and the next new moon on the way, it’s time for us to turn our telescopes towards the East and welcome the new sights that herald the approaching winter sky. Come join us for dark skies at the LLT observing site. Dress for temperatures 10-15 degrees lower than the forecast to keep yourself comfortable. If you have a telescope bring it out. There’s plenty of space to setup, and cohorts will be happy to assist if needed.

Reservations required. scott.mallory@gmail.com. Site details will be sent with registration.

For more information about the astronomy program


 

Come join us for a night of sky observing. With the leaves turning and the next new moon on the way, it’s time for us to turn our telescopes towards the East and welcome the new sights that herald the approaching winter sky. Come join us for dark skies at the LLT observing site. Dress for temperatures 10-15 degrees lower than the forecast to keep yourself comfortable. If you have a telescope bring it out. There’s plenty of space to setup, and cohorts will be happy to assist if needed.

Reservations required. scott.mallory@gmail.com. Site details will be sent with registration.

For more information about the astronomy program


To Plant or Not To Plant…Conserving Connecticut’s Biological Diversity

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Photo by Wendolyn Hill
Date: Thu November 4, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Zoom
Contact Email: sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org
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Join us for this enlightening program by Peter Picone, CT DEEP Wildlife Biologist. Learn how to make a difference for wildlife by planting natives and managing invasives on a small and large scale from backyards to open space properties.

This program is co-sponsored with the Lyme Pollinator Pathway and the Lyme Public Library.
Register to receive a link to the program: Sue.Cope@lymelandtrust

 

 


Join us for this enlightening program by Peter Picone, CT DEEP Wildlife Biologist. Learn how to make a difference for wildlife by planting natives and managing invasives on a small and large scale from backyards to open space properties.

This program is co-sponsored with the Lyme Pollinator Pathway and the Lyme Public Library.
Register to receive a link to the program: Sue.Cope@lymelandtrust

 

 


Tuesday Trek: Hartman Park Blue Trail

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Photo: Wendolyn Hill
Date: Tue November 2, 2021
Time: 9:30 -11:30ish am
Place: Hartman Park, Gungy Road, Lyme CT
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
Presenter: Wendy Hill
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Hartman Park (Lyme Corner Trails). Meet at the Main Entrance. We will walk on the blue trail up to Chapman Ridge to see the archeological ruins, crossing over a long-forgotten colonial stone bridge along the way. 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.

Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

Inclement weather cancels.

 


 

Hartman Park (Lyme Corner Trails). Meet at the Main Entrance. We will walk on the blue trail up to Chapman Ridge to see the archeological ruins, crossing over a long-forgotten colonial stone bridge along the way. 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.

Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

Inclement weather cancels.

 


Tuesday Trek: Beebe Preserve – CANCELLED

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Rochelle Davis
Date: Tue October 26, 2021
Time: 9:30 am -11:30ish am
Place: Beebe Preserve, Old Grassy Hill Rd., Lyme CT
Contact Email: anthonyinlyme@gmail.com
Presenter: Tony Irving
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Beebe Preserve­ – Canceled due to rain. Meet at the parking lot on Old Grassy Hill Rd. The easy 1-mile loop trail passes many stone walls and a mysterious large rock cairn. A side spur trail brings one to a viewing platform on a vibrant beaver pond.

To reserve a space: anthonyinlyme@gmail.com

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.

Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

Inclement weather cancels.

 


 

Beebe Preserve­ – Canceled due to rain. Meet at the parking lot on Old Grassy Hill Rd. The easy 1-mile loop trail passes many stone walls and a mysterious large rock cairn. A side spur trail brings one to a viewing platform on a vibrant beaver pond.

To reserve a space: anthonyinlyme@gmail.com

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.

Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

Inclement weather cancels.

 


UNPLUGGED! Weekend in Lyme/Old Lyme – Outdoor Activities for Families

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Date: Sat October 23, 2021 thru Sun October 24, 2021
Time: Sunrise to dusk
Place: DIT Honey Hill Preserve, Clark Rd., Lyme CT and DIY Anywhere Activity
Contact Email: sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org
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Visit Honey Hill Preserve on your own for a baby wildlife figurine hunt. Follow the dots on the map to find the small approximately 2-inch figurines. Everyone is welcome. Click here to download the map with creature locations and directions.
The hunt will remain up after the weekend for ongoing family fun. Visit our other two DIY Family walks with magical hunts. Click here for details and to get maps.

Help Pollinators. Pollinator Pathway Activity for families. Fall is the time to help create natural habitats for insects, birds & wildlife. Click here to download a pdf of the Fall Pollinator Pathway activities flyer.

Lyme Youth Service Bureau UNPLUGGED! LYSB Screen-free Weekend in Lyme/Old Lyme October 23 & 24, 2021. To see what other activities are offered by Lyme/Old Lyme organizations.

Visit LYSB, 59 Lyme Street, Old Lyme to see displays and to get printed hand-outs of activities.

For Wildlife fact sheets from CT DEEP.
 


 

Visit Honey Hill Preserve on your own for a baby wildlife figurine hunt. Follow the dots on the map to find the small approximately 2-inch figurines. Everyone is welcome. Click here to download the map with creature locations and directions.
The hunt will remain up after the weekend for ongoing family fun. Visit our other two DIY Family walks with magical hunts. Click here for details and to get maps.

Help Pollinators. Pollinator Pathway Activity for families. Fall is the time to help create natural habitats for insects, birds & wildlife. Click here to download a pdf of the Fall Pollinator Pathway activities flyer.

Lyme Youth Service Bureau UNPLUGGED! LYSB Screen-free Weekend in Lyme/Old Lyme October 23 & 24, 2021. To see what other activities are offered by Lyme/Old Lyme organizations.

Visit LYSB, 59 Lyme Street, Old Lyme to see displays and to get printed hand-outs of activities.

For Wildlife fact sheets from CT DEEP.
 


Tuesday Trek: Banningwood Preserve

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Regan Stacey
Date: Tue October 19, 2021
Time: 9:30 am -11 am
Place: Banningwood Preserve. 19 Town Street (Rte. 82), Lyme CT
Contact Email: sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Sue Cope
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Banningwood Preserve. Meet at parking lot on Town Street (Rte. 82). Full loop of the preserve beginning with upper red to Parkers Perch, down to Diana’s Field and following all of Yellow along the Roaring Brook before returning on lower red. About 1.5 hrs with some steep grades on the Upper Red trail.

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, Tony Irving, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather.

Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

Inclement weather cancels.

 


 

Banningwood Preserve. Meet at parking lot on Town Street (Rte. 82). Full loop of the preserve beginning with upper red to Parkers Perch, down to Diana’s Field and following all of Yellow along the Roaring Brook before returning on lower red. About 1.5 hrs with some steep grades on the Upper Red trail.

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, Tony Irving, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather.

Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

Inclement weather cancels.

 


CHANGED TO ZOOM–A Photographer’s Vision–Landscapes by Caryn B. Davis –Inspiration for Imagining Lyme, Photography Program

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photo by Caryn B. Davis
Date: Tue October 19, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: ZOOM This program has been changed to Zoom
Contact Email: education@lymelandtrust.org
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Join us by ZOOM–award-winning photographer Caryn B. Davis, for a presentation of her landscapes of the natural world. She will explain her creative process with particular attention to composition, learning the rules and then breaking them, the artistry of abstract images versus realistic, and how using different focal lengths within the same scene can yield different compositional results. Caryn will also show images of gardens and landscapes from her recent trips to Antarctica & Yellowstone National Park.

This presentation is part of the Lyme Land Trust’s photography program, Imagining Lyme-A Visual Exploration of Lyme’s Preserves, which encourages people to appreciate the beauty of nature through photography. https://imagininglyme.org/
To see the impressive showcase of all photos of Lyme Preserves submitted to our online Galleries, go to: http://imagininglyme.org/galleries/

To see TV interviews with Caryn B. Davis: NBC WFSB.

Caryn B. Davis is a Lyme resident who has specialized in architecture, interiors, garden and travel photography for over 20 years. Her career has spanned the globe taking her to over 50 countries. She is also a prolific writer with articles that have been featured in the New York Times, Town & Country, Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, Fine Art Connoisseur, New Zealand Geographic, and others. Caryn has produced two commissioned photography books, A Connecticut Christmas: Celebrating the Holiday in Classic New England Style, and the  newly published Connecticut Waters: Celebrating Our Coastline and Waterways. She is currently working on her third book due out in 2023. Click here to learn more about Caryn B Davis.

Questions, email education@lymelandtrust.org
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Join us by ZOOM–award-winning photographer Caryn B. Davis, for a presentation of her landscapes of the natural world. She will explain her creative process with particular attention to composition, learning the rules and then breaking them, the artistry of abstract images versus realistic, and how using different focal lengths within the same scene can yield different compositional results. Caryn will also show images of gardens and landscapes from her recent trips to Antarctica & Yellowstone National Park.

This presentation is part of the Lyme Land Trust’s photography program, Imagining Lyme-A Visual Exploration of Lyme’s Preserves, which encourages people to appreciate the beauty of nature through photography. https://imagininglyme.org/
To see the impressive showcase of all photos of Lyme Preserves submitted to our online Galleries, go to: http://imagininglyme.org/galleries/

To see TV interviews with Caryn B. Davis: NBC WFSB.

Caryn B. Davis is a Lyme resident who has specialized in architecture, interiors, garden and travel photography for over 20 years. Her career has spanned the globe taking her to over 50 countries. She is also a prolific writer with articles that have been featured in the New York Times, Town & Country, Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, Fine Art Connoisseur, New Zealand Geographic, and others. Caryn has produced two commissioned photography books, A Connecticut Christmas: Celebrating the Holiday in Classic New England Style, and the  newly published Connecticut Waters: Celebrating Our Coastline and Waterways. She is currently working on her third book due out in 2023. Click here to learn more about Caryn B Davis.

Questions, email education@lymelandtrust.org
ZOOM LINK BELOW. No registration necessary to access Zoom.

Topic: A Photographer’s Vision – Landscapes by Caryn B Davis
Time: Oct 19, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 845 2272 0495
Passcode: 038954
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