Past Events

The Fisher in Connecticut

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Fisher by Richard Sutton
Date: Thu December 3, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Zoom Presentation
Contact Email: programreg@lymepl.org
Presenter: The Friends of the Lyme Public Library and the Lyme Land Trust
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

 

Please join us for this fascinating program about the elusive fisher, a member of the weasel family. Its name is misleading because unlike the closely related river otter, fishers seldom eat fish. Common names are fisher cat, black cat, or pekan. An important part of a healthy ecosystem, it was mostly eradicated from Connecticut due to overhunting and habitat loss. The population has rebounded since reintroduction, and they are doing well in the entire state. Paul Colburn, a certified Master Wildlife Conservationist, will present an overview of the fisher cat habitat, diet, behavior, reproduction, and current research efforts. Alert and secretive, the fisher is a rewarding sight to the wildlife observer.

For the poster and more info.

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 ZOOM Program. For more information call the library at 860-434-2272.


 

Please join us for this fascinating program about the elusive fisher, a member of the weasel family. Its name is misleading because unlike the closely related river otter, fishers seldom eat fish. Common names are fisher cat, black cat, or pekan. An important part of a healthy ecosystem, it was mostly eradicated from Connecticut due to overhunting and habitat loss. The population has rebounded since reintroduction, and they are doing well in the entire state. Paul Colburn, a certified Master Wildlife Conservationist, will present an overview of the fisher cat habitat, diet, behavior, reproduction, and current research efforts. Alert and secretive, the fisher is a rewarding sight to the wildlife observer.

For the poster and more info.

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 ZOOM Program. For more information call the library at 860-434-2272.


Tuesday Trek: Roaring Brook Preserve

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Date: Tue December 1, 2020
Time: 9:30 am -11 am
Place: Roaring Brook Preserve, Day Hill Rd., Lyme CT
Contact Email: stewardship@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Sue Cope
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

Meet at the trailhead on Day Hill Rd. ( behind the Hadlyme Public Hall). This small gem offers about a 1-mile loop through a hemlock forest down to the cooling waters of the boulder-strewn Roaring Brook and back.
Contact: stewardship@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.

 


Meet at the trailhead on Day Hill Rd. ( behind the Hadlyme Public Hall). This small gem offers about a 1-mile loop through a hemlock forest down to the cooling waters of the boulder-strewn Roaring Brook and back.
Contact: stewardship@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.

 


Sunday after Thanksgiving Hike – Hartman Park Red Trail

Date: Sun November 29, 2020
Time: 1:30 - 3:30ish pm
Place: Meet at Hartman Park Entrance Parking Lot
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
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rocks-by-Wendolyn-Hill2Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust Board member, and Lyme Open Space Coordinator, will lead a walk on the Red Trail in Hartman Park. Work off your Thanksgiving overindulgence on this beautiful moderate trail that winds along craggy ridges strewn with boulders. The route will follow a portion of the Goodwin Trail.

The entire walk is about 3.5 miles. There are some moderate hill climbs and some rocky terrain. We will have a snack break on the bald nubble about halfway through. Bring your own water or drink.

Rain cancels.

Directions: The Hartman Park main parking lot is on Gungy Road about 1.5 miles north of the 4-way stop signs at the intersection of Beaverbrook Road, Grassy Hill Road, and Gungy Road.

Registration is required. Space is limited: openspace@townlyme.org

The Goodwin Trail, overseen by the Eightmile River Wild & Scenic Coordinating Committee, is a an extended trail system crossing four towns: East Haddam, Salem, Lyme and East Lyme. Dr. Richard H. Goodwin (1911-2007) was president of the Nature Conservancy from 1956 to 1958 and again from 1964 to 1966. The Nature Conservancy, a nonprofit organization, was started in 1951, and Dr. Goodwin was one of its founders. Since then, it has protected 15 million acres of land in the United States and 102 million acres in 29 other countries.

 


rocks-by-Wendolyn-Hill2Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust Board member, and Lyme Open Space Coordinator, will lead a walk on the Red Trail in Hartman Park. Work off your Thanksgiving overindulgence on this beautiful moderate trail that winds along craggy ridges strewn with boulders. The route will follow a portion of the Goodwin Trail.

The entire walk is about 3.5 miles. There are some moderate hill climbs and some rocky terrain. We will have a snack break on the bald nubble about halfway through. Bring your own water or drink.

Rain cancels.

Directions: The Hartman Park main parking lot is on Gungy Road about 1.5 miles north of the 4-way stop signs at the intersection of Beaverbrook Road, Grassy Hill Road, and Gungy Road.

Registration is required. Space is limited: openspace@townlyme.org

The Goodwin Trail, overseen by the Eightmile River Wild & Scenic Coordinating Committee, is a an extended trail system crossing four towns: East Haddam, Salem, Lyme and East Lyme. Dr. Richard H. Goodwin (1911-2007) was president of the Nature Conservancy from 1956 to 1958 and again from 1964 to 1966. The Nature Conservancy, a nonprofit organization, was started in 1951, and Dr. Goodwin was one of its founders. Since then, it has protected 15 million acres of land in the United States and 102 million acres in 29 other countries.

 


Tuesday Trek: Brockway-Hawthorne Preserve

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Date: Tue November 24, 2020
Time: 9:30 am -11 am
Place: Brockway-Hawthorne Preserve parking lot, Brush Hill Rd., Lyme CT
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
Presenter: Wendy Hill
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

 

Meet at the Brush Hill Road parking lot. Beautiful stone structures, stone walls, and an old abandoned quarry offer clues to past human activity. We will walk along the old Platt Road to the Selden cemetery – 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.

 


 

Meet at the Brush Hill Road parking lot. Beautiful stone structures, stone walls, and an old abandoned quarry offer clues to past human activity. We will walk along the old Platt Road to the Selden cemetery – 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.

 


UNPLUGGED! Weekend in Lyme/Old Lyme – Bonfire and S’mores for Teens in Diana’s Field

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Photo by Wendolyn Hill
Date: Sat November 21, 2020
Time: 2:00 -4:00 pm
Place: Banningwood Preserve, 19 Town Street, Lyme CT
Contact Email: sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org
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Geared for middle and high school students, come explore the beautiful Banningwood Preserve. Stop by Diana’s Field for s’mores over a bonfire tended by Sue Cope, Lyme Land Trust Environmental Director. Diana’s field is a half-mile hike from the parking lot along the lower red trail.

Download a flyer with map for the event or pick up a map with interpretive trail at the kiosk.

This is an offering for the Lyme Youth Service Bureau UNPLUGGED ! LYSB Screen-free Weekend in Lyme/Old Lyme November 20, 21, 22, 2020.


Geared for middle and high school students, come explore the beautiful Banningwood Preserve. Stop by Diana’s Field for s’mores over a bonfire tended by Sue Cope, Lyme Land Trust Environmental Director. Diana’s field is a half-mile hike from the parking lot along the lower red trail.

Download a flyer with map for the event or pick up a map with interpretive trail at the kiosk.

This is an offering for the Lyme Youth Service Bureau UNPLUGGED ! LYSB Screen-free Weekend in Lyme/Old Lyme November 20, 21, 22, 2020.


Lyme Land Trust–Late Autumn Forest Bathing

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Date: Sat November 21, 2020
Time: 9:30 am-11:30 am
Place: Thach Preserve. 131 Brush Hill Rd., short driveway to parking area.
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

 

Enjoy a refreshing forest bathing walk guided by Regan Stacey, a certified forest therapy guide. She will invite participants to focus the senses on the sounds, sights and colors of a vibrant beaver pond and surrounding environment. The trail is easy to moderate. For a map of Thach preserve.

The walk will conclude with a ceremonial tea for the land where we honor Mother Earth and our time together.

The group is limited to 6 participants.  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. You may wish to bring along some water. There are no restrooms at the preserve.

The Lyme Land Trust is partnering with Regan Stacey to offer this walk at a discounted price of $25 non-members, and $20 for members of the LLT. For LLT member discount, please enter code LLTMEMBER at checkout. To become an LLT member.

Registration required. To register.

Heavy rain cancels. If canceled, an email will go out 2 hours prior to the walk.

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.


 

Enjoy a refreshing forest bathing walk guided by Regan Stacey, a certified forest therapy guide. She will invite participants to focus the senses on the sounds, sights and colors of a vibrant beaver pond and surrounding environment. The trail is easy to moderate. For a map of Thach preserve.

The walk will conclude with a ceremonial tea for the land where we honor Mother Earth and our time together.

The group is limited to 6 participants.  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. You may wish to bring along some water. There are no restrooms at the preserve.

The Lyme Land Trust is partnering with Regan Stacey to offer this walk at a discounted price of $25 non-members, and $20 for members of the LLT. For LLT member discount, please enter code LLTMEMBER at checkout. To become an LLT member.

Registration required. To register.

Heavy rain cancels. If canceled, an email will go out 2 hours prior to the walk.

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.


Tuesday Trek: Pleasant Valley Preserve

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Date: Tue November 17, 2020
Time: 9:30 am -11 am
Place: Pleasant Valley Preserve parking area, MacItosh Rd., Lyme CT
Contact Email: Kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Kristina White
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

Pleasant Valley Preserve – Meet at Macintosh Rd parking lot. Easy 1.5 -2 mile hike through fields and woodlands.

Reserve a space: 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 – Meet at Macintosh Rd parking lot. Easy 1.5 -2 mile hike through fields and woodlands.

Reserve a space: 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.

 


Walk with Joe Standart, Photographer–Kick-off for Imagining Lyme

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Joe Standart
Date: Sat November 14, 2020
Time: 8:30-10:30
Place: Banningwood Preserve, Town Street, Lyme CT
Contact Email: education@lymelandtrust.org
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You are invited to a walk guided by Joe Standart, an internationally recognized award-winning photographer, and a Lyme Land Trust board member. As we explore, Joe will give insight into his creative process for expressing an artistic vision of nature through photography.

The walk is a kick-off for the new Lyme Land Trust amateur photography program: Imagining Lyme – A Visual Exploration of Lyme’s Preserves, which encourages people to expand their visual awareness while highlighting the beauty of Lyme Preserves through photographs. Participants will be provided with short, simple non-technical photo-taking tips from Joe Standart.  The tips suitable for anyone who wishes to enhance their nature photographs, but aimed primarily at amateur mobile phone camera users.

Reservations are required. Space is limited. Please be safe- wear a mask when meeting in the parking lot. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

Raindate: Sunday November 15 8:30 am.

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


 

You are invited to a walk guided by Joe Standart, an internationally recognized award-winning photographer, and a Lyme Land Trust board member. As we explore, Joe will give insight into his creative process for expressing an artistic vision of nature through photography.

The walk is a kick-off for the new Lyme Land Trust amateur photography program: Imagining Lyme – A Visual Exploration of Lyme’s Preserves, which encourages people to expand their visual awareness while highlighting the beauty of Lyme Preserves through photographs. Participants will be provided with short, simple non-technical photo-taking tips from Joe Standart.  The tips suitable for anyone who wishes to enhance their nature photographs, but aimed primarily at amateur mobile phone camera users.

Reservations are required. Space is limited. Please be safe- wear a mask when meeting in the parking lot. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

Raindate: Sunday November 15 8:30 am.

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


Tuesday Trek: Chestnut Hill Preserve

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Date: Tue November 10, 2020
Time: 9:30 am -11 am
Place: Chestnut Hill Preserve, Sterling Hill Rd., Lyme CT
Contact Email: stewardship@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Sue Cope
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

 

Meet at trailhead on Sterling Hill Rd. Easy 1-mile walk that takes you into Nehantic State Forest.

reserve a space: stewardship@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.

 


 

Meet at trailhead on Sterling Hill Rd. Easy 1-mile walk that takes you into Nehantic State Forest.

reserve a space: stewardship@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.

 


Introduction to Astronomy in Jewett Field

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Date: Sun November 8, 2020
Time: 8:00 to 9:00pm
Place: Jewett Field, Jewett Preserve. Meet at the parking lot on MacIntosh Road.
Contact Email: kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org
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Reschedule from Nov 1st due to weather. Under a full moon, Alan Sheiness, Board Member and amateur Astronomer, will lead a walk to the Jewett Field where he will instruct us in locating stars, planets, and constellations.  He will have a telescope set up to see some of these objects.

Bring binoculars (if you have them) and a flashlight. Dress as if it is 10-20 degrees cooler than outside temperature and wear a mask.

Registration required: Limit 15 people
To Register, please email Kristina White – kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org


Reschedule from Nov 1st due to weather. Under a full moon, Alan Sheiness, Board Member and amateur Astronomer, will lead a walk to the Jewett Field where he will instruct us in locating stars, planets, and constellations.  He will have a telescope set up to see some of these objects.

Bring binoculars (if you have them) and a flashlight. Dress as if it is 10-20 degrees cooler than outside temperature and wear a mask.

Registration required: Limit 15 people
To Register, please email Kristina White – kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org