Past Events

Work Party To Help Prepare Riverside Preserve for Opening

Date: Wed June 19, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Place: Riverside Preserve, Riverside Preserve, Salem Road, Lyme Ct. about ¼ mile from Rte 156
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

 

Join us to help prepare Riverside Preserve for the June 23 Opening. Help us clear brush, and clean up the field. Please bring loppers, clippers, and work gloves, and metal rakes. Bring a weedwacker if you have one.

Snacks will be provided. Bring your own bottle of water.

Please email openspace@townlyme.org if you are planning to come.

Rain cancels. Raindate Wed, June 19


 

Join us to help prepare Riverside Preserve for the June 23 Opening. Help us clear brush, and clean up the field. Please bring loppers, clippers, and work gloves, and metal rakes. Bring a weedwacker if you have one.

Snacks will be provided. Bring your own bottle of water.

Please email openspace@townlyme.org if you are planning to come.

Rain cancels. Raindate Wed, June 19


Bird-Friendly Communities Workshop

Date: Sat June 15, 2019
Time: 9:30 am-12:00 pm
Place: Salem Pavilion, 89 Norwich Road, Salem
Contact Email: gnuttall@audubon.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

Join Katie Blake, Bird Friendly Communities Program Manager at Audubon Connecticut, as she teaches us how to create Bird Friendly Communities in urban, suburban, and rural places here in Connecticut. We will learn what we can do to help restore and reconnect these places, allowing all communities to provide important habitat for native birds. In turn, birds offer us a richer, more beautiful, and healthful place to live!.

This free event is part of a Bird Workshop Series offered by the Lyme Forest Block Conservation Project—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. For a schedule of other events offered by the Lyme Forest Block Conservation Project.

Space is limited. Please fill out this RSVP form if you plan to attend this workshop.


Join Katie Blake, Bird Friendly Communities Program Manager at Audubon Connecticut, as she teaches us how to create Bird Friendly Communities in urban, suburban, and rural places here in Connecticut. We will learn what we can do to help restore and reconnect these places, allowing all communities to provide important habitat for native birds. In turn, birds offer us a richer, more beautiful, and healthful place to live!.

This free event is part of a Bird Workshop Series offered by the Lyme Forest Block Conservation Project—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. For a schedule of other events offered by the Lyme Forest Block Conservation Project.

Space is limited. Please fill out this RSVP form if you plan to attend this workshop.


Bat Presentation with Maureen Heidtmann

Date: Sat June 15, 2019
Time: 11:00am
Place: NaturePlace at Banningwood Preserve, Town Street, Lyme
Contact Email: stewardship@lymelandtrust.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

 

Little Brown Bat

Join us in Diana’s Field with local librarian Maureen Heidtmann who moonlights as a bat expert and rehabilitator! This all-ages presentation will cover bat populations in Connecticut, the threats they face, and how we can help to protect them. She will also bring some of her furry flying friends with her!

Maureen Heidtmann has been working with bats for more than 25 years. She is a licensed wildlife rehabilitator and a Certified Wildlife Conservationist with the State of Connecticut’s DEEP. She has been presenting programs, chiefly about bats, for many years, including one on Long Island which drew more than 300 people. She has recently been written about in Connecticut Wildlife Magazine and several newspapers for rescuing and raising an endangered species Eastern Small-footed bat, the first of its kind to be seen in the state since 1940.

For updates and to learn more about NaturePlace at Banningwood Preserve. 


 

Little Brown Bat

Join us in Diana’s Field with local librarian Maureen Heidtmann who moonlights as a bat expert and rehabilitator! This all-ages presentation will cover bat populations in Connecticut, the threats they face, and how we can help to protect them. She will also bring some of her furry flying friends with her!

Maureen Heidtmann has been working with bats for more than 25 years. She is a licensed wildlife rehabilitator and a Certified Wildlife Conservationist with the State of Connecticut’s DEEP. She has been presenting programs, chiefly about bats, for many years, including one on Long Island which drew more than 300 people. She has recently been written about in Connecticut Wildlife Magazine and several newspapers for rescuing and raising an endangered species Eastern Small-footed bat, the first of its kind to be seen in the state since 1940.

For updates and to learn more about NaturePlace at Banningwood Preserve. 


CANCELLED-Trailblazer Walk- Young Preserve and Walbridge Woodlands

Date: Tue June 11, 2019
Time: 9:30-11:30am
Place: Meet at Parking Lot for Young Preserve.
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.
This walk is cancelled due to rain.
Join us for this moderately easy walk in the woods, through blooming (hopefully) mountain laurel, by stone walls, along ledges, as we explore the Young Preserve and Walbridge Woods, led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member and Open Space Coordinator for the Town of Lyme. There are a few steep hills. The hike is about 2.5 miles long.
We will meet at the entrance to the Young Preserve on Gungy Road. Everyone is welcome.
Inclement weather Cancels.
Directions: Rte 156 N to right on Beaver Brook Road; about 1 mile to left on Gungy Road at 4-way stop; about 0.5 mile to park entrance on the right. Park by the sign.

This walk is cancelled due to rain.
Join us for this moderately easy walk in the woods, through blooming (hopefully) mountain laurel, by stone walls, along ledges, as we explore the Young Preserve and Walbridge Woods, led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member and Open Space Coordinator for the Town of Lyme. There are a few steep hills. The hike is about 2.5 miles long.
We will meet at the entrance to the Young Preserve on Gungy Road. Everyone is welcome.
Inclement weather Cancels.
Directions: Rte 156 N to right on Beaver Brook Road; about 1 mile to left on Gungy Road at 4-way stop; about 0.5 mile to park entrance on the right. Park by the sign.

Spring in the Thach Preserve – Talk and Walk with Anthony Irving

Date: Sat June 8, 2019
Time: 10:00-11:55 am
Place: Thach Preserve, 131 Brush Hill Road, Lyme
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

Tony Irving

Join us for a Talk and walk at Thach Preserve with Anthony Irving, forest ecologist and Lyme Land Trust board member. Spring is an active time in this vibrant environment which centers around a beaver pond. Anthony will discuss the natural features and their connection to the local ecology. The walk is about 1 mile.

Rain cancels.

Reservations Appreciated. openspace@townlyme.org


Tony Irving

Join us for a Talk and walk at Thach Preserve with Anthony Irving, forest ecologist and Lyme Land Trust board member. Spring is an active time in this vibrant environment which centers around a beaver pond. Anthony will discuss the natural features and their connection to the local ecology. The walk is about 1 mile.

Rain cancels.

Reservations Appreciated. openspace@townlyme.org


Restoration Ecology Workshop

Date: Sun June 2, 2019
Time: 9:30 am-12:00 pm
Place: Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center, 90 Halls Road, Old Lyme
Contact Email: gnuttall@audubon.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

Did you know that restoring native habitat can help our wildlife in Connecticut? Join us as Pam Hine, Senior Lecturer in Botany at Connecticut College,  shares her knowledge and insight on restoring ecosystems by removing harmful invasive species and allowing the natural habitat to return.

This free event is part of a Bird Workshop Series offered by the Lyme Forest Block Conservation Project—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. For a schedule of other events offered by the Lyme Forest Block Conservation Project.

Space is limited. Please fill out this RSVP form if you plan to attend this workshop.


Did you know that restoring native habitat can help our wildlife in Connecticut? Join us as Pam Hine, Senior Lecturer in Botany at Connecticut College,  shares her knowledge and insight on restoring ecosystems by removing harmful invasive species and allowing the natural habitat to return.

This free event is part of a Bird Workshop Series offered by the Lyme Forest Block Conservation Project—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. For a schedule of other events offered by the Lyme Forest Block Conservation Project.

Space is limited. Please fill out this RSVP form if you plan to attend this workshop.


CT Trails Day Walk-Introduction to Self-Guided Trail Walk For All Ages

Date: Sat June 1, 2019
Time: 10:00-11:55 am
Place: NaturePlace, Banningwood Preserve Town Street (Rte 82), Lyme
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

Join us for the opening of an Interpretive Trail that highlights the fascinating ecology, history and geology at NaturePlace, in the Lyme Land Trust’s Banningwood Preserve. NaturePlace is an outdoor education space inspired by the vision of Diana and Parker Lord.The self-guided Interpretive Trail, which will be available as a new map and brochure, is designed to engage curious hikers of all ages and interests. Lyme Land Trust Directors and environmentalists Regan Stacey and Wendolyn Hill will guide the group through the stations on the tour with the assistance of Parker Lord, history enthusiast.

Reservations Recommended (in case of cancellation): openspace@townlyme.org

Rain Cancels.

For the CT Trails Day Directory of Events 2019


Join us for the opening of an Interpretive Trail that highlights the fascinating ecology, history and geology at NaturePlace, in the Lyme Land Trust’s Banningwood Preserve. NaturePlace is an outdoor education space inspired by the vision of Diana and Parker Lord.The self-guided Interpretive Trail, which will be available as a new map and brochure, is designed to engage curious hikers of all ages and interests. Lyme Land Trust Directors and environmentalists Regan Stacey and Wendolyn Hill will guide the group through the stations on the tour with the assistance of Parker Lord, history enthusiast.

Reservations Recommended (in case of cancellation): openspace@townlyme.org

Rain Cancels.

For the CT Trails Day Directory of Events 2019


Work Party To Help Prepare Banningwood Preserve for CT Trail Day

Date: Tue May 28, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Place: Banningwood Preserve, Town Street (Rte 82), Lyme
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

Join us to help prepare Banningwood Preserve for the Opening of the NaturePlace Interpretive Trail

Please bring loppers, clippers, and work gloves.

Snacks will be provided. Bring your own bottle of water.

Please email openspace@townlyme.org if you are planning to come.


Join us to help prepare Banningwood Preserve for the Opening of the NaturePlace Interpretive Trail

Please bring loppers, clippers, and work gloves.

Snacks will be provided. Bring your own bottle of water.

Please email openspace@townlyme.org if you are planning to come.


Trailblazers – Mt Archer Ruins

Date: Tue May 21, 2019
Time: 9:30 am-11:30 am
Place: Meet at Mt Archer Preserve Parking Lot, Mt Archer Road, Lyme
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

Join us for this moderately easy walk in the woods. Everyone is welcome.

This week’s hike will explore the Moore Trail in Mt Archer Woods/Eno Preserves, led by Wendolyn Hill, Town of Lyme Open Space Coordinator and Lyme Land Trust board member. The hike is about 3 miles, with an option for a shorter route. Meet at the Mt Archer Woods Parking Lot.

Rain cancels.

Directions: Rt. 156 north to Mt. Archer Road. Left onto Mt Archer Road. Go one mile on Mt Archer Road (bear left up the big hill). The parking lot is down a long driveway on the left, the 4th long driveway after you start up the hill. Look for the stone post marker that has “Mt Archer Woods Town of Lyme”€ written on it. It faces the road, so you can’t read it until you are on top of it. (If you get to 100 Mt. Archer Road, you have gone too far).


Join us for this moderately easy walk in the woods. Everyone is welcome.

This week’s hike will explore the Moore Trail in Mt Archer Woods/Eno Preserves, led by Wendolyn Hill, Town of Lyme Open Space Coordinator and Lyme Land Trust board member. The hike is about 3 miles, with an option for a shorter route. Meet at the Mt Archer Woods Parking Lot.

Rain cancels.

Directions: Rt. 156 north to Mt. Archer Road. Left onto Mt Archer Road. Go one mile on Mt Archer Road (bear left up the big hill). The parking lot is down a long driveway on the left, the 4th long driveway after you start up the hill. Look for the stone post marker that has “Mt Archer Woods Town of Lyme”€ written on it. It faces the road, so you can’t read it until you are on top of it. (If you get to 100 Mt. Archer Road, you have gone too far).


Policy Workshop – Advocating for Wildlife

Date: Sat May 18, 2019
Time: 9:30 am-12:00 pm
Place: Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library, 2 Library Lane, Old Lyme, 06371
Contact Email: gnuttall@audubon.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

Join us for an engaging workshop on advocacy. Come learn how to support local and federal legislation, get in contact with legislators in your region, and form grassroots campaigns to improve the environment that you love!  We will also delve into legislation that impacts our woodland and watersheds so that you have the information you need to protect our natural resources.

This free event is part of a Bird Workshop Series offered by the Lyme Forest Block Conservation Project—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. For a schedule of other events offered by the Lyme Forest Block Conservation Project.

Space is limited. Please fill out this RSVP form if you plan to attend this workshop.


Join us for an engaging workshop on advocacy. Come learn how to support local and federal legislation, get in contact with legislators in your region, and form grassroots campaigns to improve the environment that you love!  We will also delve into legislation that impacts our woodland and watersheds so that you have the information you need to protect our natural resources.

This free event is part of a Bird Workshop Series offered by the Lyme Forest Block Conservation Project—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. For a schedule of other events offered by the Lyme Forest Block Conservation Project.

Space is limited. Please fill out this RSVP form if you plan to attend this workshop.