Past Events

Trailblazers – Walk at Ravine Trail

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Date: Tue July 2, 2019
Time: 9:30-11:30am
Place: Selden preserve Parking Lot, Joshuatown Road, Lyme CT
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

Come walk at the beautiful  Ravine Trail. . The walk is moderate with some short steep hills and rocky terrain. The hike will be led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member and Open Space Coordinator for the Town of Lyme. We will walk

Meet at the Selden Creek Preserve entrance on Joshuatown Road in Lyme.

Rain Cancels.

Directions: Rte 156 North to left on Joshuatown Road (about 5 miles from I-95); travel about 4 miles to park entrance on the left.


Come walk at the beautiful  Ravine Trail. . The walk is moderate with some short steep hills and rocky terrain. The hike will be led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member and Open Space Coordinator for the Town of Lyme. We will walk

Meet at the Selden Creek Preserve entrance on Joshuatown Road in Lyme.

Rain Cancels.

Directions: Rte 156 North to left on Joshuatown Road (about 5 miles from I-95); travel about 4 miles to park entrance on the left.


Watershed Management Talk and Walk

Date: Sat June 29, 2019
Time: 9:30 am-12:00 pm
Place: Lyme Public Library Community Room, 482 Hamburg Road, Lyme
Contact Email: gnuttall@audubon.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

Join Pat Young and Anthony Irving as they teach us about managing property to improve the health of the watersheds that lead into Long Island Sound. As members of the Eightmile River Wild & Scenic Watershed Coordinating Committee, Pat and Anthony are passionate about the Lyme Forest Block, its watershed, and the enormous diversity of habitats that provide support for a wide variety of birds all year round. From the library, we will take a walk to a local stream and do a stream sampling of bugs. This is the sampling that is done for the DEEP which determines the health of a river by identifying what insects are found. Kid friendly.

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 Pat Young and Anthony Irving as they teach us about managing property to improve the health of the watersheds that lead into Long Island Sound. As members of the Eightmile River Wild & Scenic Watershed Coordinating Committee, Pat and Anthony are passionate about the Lyme Forest Block, its watershed, and the enormous diversity of habitats that provide support for a wide variety of birds all year round. From the library, we will take a walk to a local stream and do a stream sampling of bugs. This is the sampling that is done for the DEEP which determines the health of a river by identifying what insects are found. Kid friendly.

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.


Riverside Preserve Opening

Date: Sun June 23, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm
Place: Riverside Preserve, Salem Road, Lyme Ct. about ¼ mile from Rte 156
Contact Email: stewardship@lymelandtrust.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

Photo by Sue Cope

Please join us at the opening of the Lyme Land Trust’s beautiful new Riverside Preserve. The Riverside Preserve is a 6-acre property that borders the newly restored portion of the Eightmile River by the former Ed Bill’s dam. Steve Gephard, CT DEEP Fisheries Biologist, will talk about the effect of Ed Bill’s dam removal on the health of the river ecosystem, including the migrating fish population that now has unrestricted passage to ancestral spawning areas.  The preserve was donated to the Lyme Land Trust by conservationist Barbara O. David.


Photo by Sue Cope

Please join us at the opening of the Lyme Land Trust’s beautiful new Riverside Preserve. The Riverside Preserve is a 6-acre property that borders the newly restored portion of the Eightmile River by the former Ed Bill’s dam. Steve Gephard, CT DEEP Fisheries Biologist, will talk about the effect of Ed Bill’s dam removal on the health of the river ecosystem, including the migrating fish population that now has unrestricted passage to ancestral spawning areas.  The preserve was donated to the Lyme Land Trust by conservationist Barbara O. David.


Our Annual Meeting 2019

Date: Fri June 21, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm
Place: Lyme Public Hall, 249 Hamburg Road (Rte 156) Hamburg, CT
Contact Email: info@lymelandtrust.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

Please join us on the Summer Equinox for community cheer, light fare, and libations; to celebrate our membership . Everyone is welcome. The evening will begin with a brief business meeting where members will be asked to vote on a few agenda items.

 


Please join us on the Summer Equinox for community cheer, light fare, and libations; to celebrate our membership . Everyone is welcome. The evening will begin with a brief business meeting where members will be asked to vote on a few agenda items.

 


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.