Past Events

Sustaining Migrating & Overwintering Birds in Your Landscape

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Date: Sun October 29, 2023
Time: 4:00 pm
Place: Hadlyme Public Hall, 63 Ferry Rd, Lyme CT
Contact Email: fowchadlyme@gmail.com
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Join us for a presentation by CT Audubon’s Joe Attwater who will talk about what role your garden or yard can play to help migrating birds that pass through the region and what birds you might see at this time of year. He will also explain how vegetation in your yard can provide an important food source for overwintering and indigenous birds.
Many migrating birds follow the Connecticut River valley as it winds its way from Canada to Long Island Sound, making Connecticut a crucial stopover state and a great spot to go birding during migration. The lower Connecticut River Estuary provides an important feeding and resting spot before heading out over the open waters of the sound and Atlantic Ocean.
Please register: fowchadlyme@gmail.com
The Hadlyme Public Hall is at 63 Ferry Rd. (Rte 148) at the corner of Ferry Rd. and Day Hill Rd.

Sponsored by Friends of Whalebone Cove, Hadlyme Public Hall, Lyme Land Trust & Hadlyme Hall Garden Club


Join us for a presentation by CT Audubon’s Joe Attwater who will talk about what role your garden or yard can play to help migrating birds that pass through the region and what birds you might see at this time of year. He will also explain how vegetation in your yard can provide an important food source for overwintering and indigenous birds.
Many migrating birds follow the Connecticut River valley as it winds its way from Canada to Long Island Sound, making Connecticut a crucial stopover state and a great spot to go birding during migration. The lower Connecticut River Estuary provides an important feeding and resting spot before heading out over the open waters of the sound and Atlantic Ocean.
Please register: fowchadlyme@gmail.com
The Hadlyme Public Hall is at 63 Ferry Rd. (Rte 148) at the corner of Ferry Rd. and Day Hill Rd.

Sponsored by Friends of Whalebone Cove, Hadlyme Public Hall, Lyme Land Trust & Hadlyme Hall Garden Club


October Walk with Joe Standart, Photographer – Imagining Lyme

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Joe Standart
Date: Wed October 25, 2023
Time: 4:00-5:30 pm
Place: Gillette Castle, 67 River Rd, Lyme CT
Contact Email: education@lymelandtrust.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

Enjoy the beautiful light and colors of an October setting sun as part of our Imagining Lyme photography program. As we explore, professional photographer Joe Standart will give insight into his creative process, as well as tips to take great photos with smart phones and explain the features available on your phone, tablet and desktop to edit and enhance them.

Joe is an internationally recognized award-winning photographer and a Lyme Land Trust board member.  The walk will be easy with frequent stops. The castle and much of the grounds are in Lyme.

To reserve, a space on the walk, email: education@lymelandtrust.org

Meet at the Visitor Center of Gillette Castle. For map and info.

Imagining Lyme – A Visual Exploration of Lyme’s Preserves, is the Lyme Land Trust’s amateur photography program which encourages people to expand their visual awareness while highlighting the beauty of Lyme through photographs. You do not have to reside in Lyme, but photos must be taken in Lyme at these places:

  1. Lyme Preserves owned and/or managed by the Lyme Land Trust, Town of Lyme, The Nature Conservancy, or the State of CT.  View a map of Lyme preserves
  2. Pollinator/wildlife habitat with native vegetation– May be in a backyard, preserve or in a Lyme Pollinator Pathway garden in Lyme, CT.
  3. Trail 53- the sky above Lyme.

The deadline for submission of Fall Photos is December 31, 2023. Three photos of distinction will be chosen.


Enjoy the beautiful light and colors of an October setting sun as part of our Imagining Lyme photography program. As we explore, professional photographer Joe Standart will give insight into his creative process, as well as tips to take great photos with smart phones and explain the features available on your phone, tablet and desktop to edit and enhance them.

Joe is an internationally recognized award-winning photographer and a Lyme Land Trust board member.  The walk will be easy with frequent stops. The castle and much of the grounds are in Lyme.

To reserve, a space on the walk, email: education@lymelandtrust.org

Meet at the Visitor Center of Gillette Castle. For map and info.

Imagining Lyme – A Visual Exploration of Lyme’s Preserves, is the Lyme Land Trust’s amateur photography program which encourages people to expand their visual awareness while highlighting the beauty of Lyme through photographs. You do not have to reside in Lyme, but photos must be taken in Lyme at these places:

  1. Lyme Preserves owned and/or managed by the Lyme Land Trust, Town of Lyme, The Nature Conservancy, or the State of CT.  View a map of Lyme preserves
  2. Pollinator/wildlife habitat with native vegetation– May be in a backyard, preserve or in a Lyme Pollinator Pathway garden in Lyme, CT.
  3. Trail 53- the sky above Lyme.

The deadline for submission of Fall Photos is December 31, 2023. Three photos of distinction will be chosen.


Hands-on Native Pollinator Garden Planting – Learn and Plant -Postponed from Oct 19

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Blue stemmed Goldenrod buy Mary Powell St. Louis
Date: Tue October 24, 2023
Time: 8:30-10:00 am
Place: Meet at Whalebone Creek, Rte 148, Lyme
Contact Email: trughouse@comcast.net
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

Come help install native plants  in a plot that is being controlled to eradicate Invasive Japanese knotweed. Learn about the process by pitching in.

On this site, we have completed three years of Nix the Knotweed, which is three cuts for three years. We are going to fill the vacuum formed by the weakened knotweed with native plants to compete with and hopefully prevent the knotweed from coming back. The knotweed roots are very weakened but it will come back without intervention and maintenance. With invasive plant control, one must either nurture the native plants that emerge naturally or plant new native plants to replace the invasives.

Bring gardening tools such as shovels, trowels, gloves. Bring bottle of water to drink. Snacks will be provided.

Registration Appreciated: (walk-ins welcome)
Meet  by the bridge over Whalebone Creek Rte 148.  trughouse@comcast.net

Sponsored by the Town of Lyme, Lyme Pollinator Pathway, Friends of Whalebone Cove, and Lyme Land Trust.

 


Come help install native plants  in a plot that is being controlled to eradicate Invasive Japanese knotweed. Learn about the process by pitching in.

On this site, we have completed three years of Nix the Knotweed, which is three cuts for three years. We are going to fill the vacuum formed by the weakened knotweed with native plants to compete with and hopefully prevent the knotweed from coming back. The knotweed roots are very weakened but it will come back without intervention and maintenance. With invasive plant control, one must either nurture the native plants that emerge naturally or plant new native plants to replace the invasives.

Bring gardening tools such as shovels, trowels, gloves. Bring bottle of water to drink. Snacks will be provided.

Registration Appreciated: (walk-ins welcome)
Meet  by the bridge over Whalebone Creek Rte 148.  trughouse@comcast.net

Sponsored by the Town of Lyme, Lyme Pollinator Pathway, Friends of Whalebone Cove, and Lyme Land Trust.

 


Tuesday Trek: Beebe Preserve

Date: Tue October 24, 2023
Time: 9:00 am
Place: Beebe Preserve
Contact Email: jim.arrigoni@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Jim Arrigoni
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

Enjoy a very gentle 1-mile walk through autumn woods that are rich in indigenous and more recent human history, where now only wildlife is at work preparing for the New England winter to come. Bring binoculars for viewing waterfowl and other aquatic wildlife at the beaver pond overlook. Meet at parking lot and Preserve entrance on Old Grassy Hill Road.

Contact:  Jim.arrigoni@lymelandtrust.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule


Enjoy a very gentle 1-mile walk through autumn woods that are rich in indigenous and more recent human history, where now only wildlife is at work preparing for the New England winter to come. Bring binoculars for viewing waterfowl and other aquatic wildlife at the beaver pond overlook. Meet at parking lot and Preserve entrance on Old Grassy Hill Road.

Contact:  Jim.arrigoni@lymelandtrust.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule


Tree and Shrub Identification at Honey Hill Preserve

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Elf Tree at Honey Hill Preserve by Wendy Hill
Date: Sun October 22, 2023
Time: 1:00-3:00 pm
Place: Honey Hill Preserve
Contact Email: Jim.arrigoni@lymelandtrust.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

New England’s forests are justifiably famous for their dazzling fall foliage displays, but in addition to taking your breath away, did you know that the variety of colors and textures offers useful clues for identifying our local plant species? Lyme Land Trust Environmental Director Jim Arrigoni will point out helpful identification field marks on this gentle one-mile loop trail.

Binoculars and a hand lens will enhance your observational abilities, but are not required.

Registration required: jim.arrigoni@lymelandtrust.org

Park at Preserve entrance on Clark Road.


New England’s forests are justifiably famous for their dazzling fall foliage displays, but in addition to taking your breath away, did you know that the variety of colors and textures offers useful clues for identifying our local plant species? Lyme Land Trust Environmental Director Jim Arrigoni will point out helpful identification field marks on this gentle one-mile loop trail.

Binoculars and a hand lens will enhance your observational abilities, but are not required.

Registration required: jim.arrigoni@lymelandtrust.org

Park at Preserve entrance on Clark Road.


Tuesday Trek: Johnston Preserve

Date: Tue October 17, 2023
Time: 9:00 am
Place: Johnston Preserve
Contact Email: Kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Kristina White
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Hike the fuschia loop, roughly 2.6 miles. See indigenous stoneworks while walking amongst the fall foliage.  Meet at Johnston Preserve parking lot on Route 82.

Contact: Kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule


Hike the fuschia loop, roughly 2.6 miles. See indigenous stoneworks while walking amongst the fall foliage.  Meet at Johnston Preserve parking lot on Route 82.

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 October 15, 2023
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.

 


Astronomy Observing Session

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Date: Sat October 14, 2023
Time: Noon - 2pm
Place: Lyme Public Library
Contact Email: astronomy@lymelandtrust.org
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=Registration Not Required=

Come watch the moon take a small bite out of the corner of the Sun as it passes between the Sun and the Earth. Unfortunately for us, this eclipse will be nowhere near full but we will watch the event unfold safely on a monitor that will be fed live images from a telescope fitted with a special solar filter. Learn what causes a solar eclipse and what it would look like from space peering down at the Earth, too.

For more information: Astronomy Events


=Registration Not Required=

Come watch the moon take a small bite out of the corner of the Sun as it passes between the Sun and the Earth. Unfortunately for us, this eclipse will be nowhere near full but we will watch the event unfold safely on a monitor that will be fed live images from a telescope fitted with a special solar filter. Learn what causes a solar eclipse and what it would look like from space peering down at the Earth, too.

For more information: Astronomy Events


Eightmile RiverFest 2023

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Date: Sat October 14, 2023
Time: 1- 4pm
Place: Devil's Hopyard State Park--Pavilion Area
Contact Email: pyoung@eightmileriver.org
Presenter: Eightmile River Wild & Scenic Coordinating Committee
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Please join us for this fun free family-oriented event sponsored every two years by the Eightmile River Wild & Scenic Coordinating Committee in celebration of the Eightmile River. Come visit the Lyme Land Trust and the Lyme Pollinator Pathway display.

Bluegrass Music- Hosmer Mountain Boys
Great Food- Moodus Sportsmen’s Club provides the chili, chowder and cider and Eightmileboard members provide the cookies….LOTs of COOKIES!
Great Fun- Birds of Prey, Native Reptiles, and more family activities
Great Information-Displays sponsored by local and state organizations including the Lyme Land Trust and Lyme Pollinator Pathway

Rain cancels. Check eightmileriver.org for updates.

Click on the poster to enlarge.

 



Please join us for this fun free family-oriented event sponsored every two years by the Eightmile River Wild & Scenic Coordinating Committee in celebration of the Eightmile River. Come visit the Lyme Land Trust and the Lyme Pollinator Pathway display.

Bluegrass Music- Hosmer Mountain Boys
Great Food- Moodus Sportsmen’s Club provides the chili, chowder and cider and Eightmileboard members provide the cookies….LOTs of COOKIES!
Great Fun- Birds of Prey, Native Reptiles, and more family activities
Great Information-Displays sponsored by local and state organizations including the Lyme Land Trust and Lyme Pollinator Pathway

Rain cancels. Check eightmileriver.org for updates.

Click on the poster to enlarge.

 


Hands-on Native Pollinator Garden Planting – Learn and Plant

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Blue stemmed Goldenrod buy Mary Powell St. Louis
Date: Fri October 13, 2023
Time: 8:30-10:30 am
Place: Meet at Whalebone Creek, Rte 148, Lyme
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

Come help install native plants  in a plot that is being controlled to eradicate Invasive Japanese knotweed. Learn about the process by pitching in.

On this site, we have completed three years of Nix the Knotweed, which is three cuts for three years. We are going to fill the vacuum formed by the weakened knotweed with native plants to compete with and hopefully prevent the knotweed from coming back. The knotweed roots are very weakened but it will come back without intervention and maintenance. With invasive plant control, one must either nurture the native plants that emerge naturally or plant new native plants to replace the invasives.

Bring gardening tools such as shovels, trowels, gloves. Bring bottle of water to drink. Snacks will be provided.

Registration Appreciated: (walk-ins welcome)
Meet  by the bridge over Whalebone Creek Rte 148.  trughouse@comcast.net

Raindate: Sunday September 24, 1:00-3:00

Sponsored by the Town of Lyme, Lyme Pollinator Pathway, Friends of Whalebone Cove, and Lyme Land Trust.

 


Come help install native plants  in a plot that is being controlled to eradicate Invasive Japanese knotweed. Learn about the process by pitching in.

On this site, we have completed three years of Nix the Knotweed, which is three cuts for three years. We are going to fill the vacuum formed by the weakened knotweed with native plants to compete with and hopefully prevent the knotweed from coming back. The knotweed roots are very weakened but it will come back without intervention and maintenance. With invasive plant control, one must either nurture the native plants that emerge naturally or plant new native plants to replace the invasives.

Bring gardening tools such as shovels, trowels, gloves. Bring bottle of water to drink. Snacks will be provided.

Registration Appreciated: (walk-ins welcome)
Meet  by the bridge over Whalebone Creek Rte 148.  trughouse@comcast.net

Raindate: Sunday September 24, 1:00-3:00

Sponsored by the Town of Lyme, Lyme Pollinator Pathway, Friends of Whalebone Cove, and Lyme Land Trust.