Past Events

Trailblazers walk-Chestnut Hill

Date: Tue September 13, 2016
Time: 9:30 am
Place: Chestnut Hill, Sterling Hill Road, Lyme CT
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
Presenter: Lyme Land Conservation Trust and Town of Lyme
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

Trailblazers walk 111114Join us for this moderately easy walk in the woods. Everyone is welcome.

This week’s hike will explore Chestnut Hill Preserve and continue on into Nehantic State Forest to view Uncas Lake, led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member and Open Space Coordinator for the Town of Lyme. The hike is about 2.5 miles long. We will meet at the entrance to the Preserve on Sterling Hill Road.

Rain Cancels.

Directions: Rt. 156 to Sterling City Road (by Tiffany Farm). Go about 1 mile. Right on Sterling Hill Road. Chestnut Hill entrance is about 0.5 miles on the right. Parking is along the side of the road.

 

Trailblazers walk 111114Join us for this moderately easy walk in the woods. Everyone is welcome.

This week’s hike will explore Chestnut Hill Preserve and continue on into Nehantic State Forest to view Uncas Lake, led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member and Open Space Coordinator for the Town of Lyme. The hike is about 2.5 miles long. We will meet at the entrance to the Preserve on Sterling Hill Road.

Rain Cancels.

Directions: Rt. 156 to Sterling City Road (by Tiffany Farm). Go about 1 mile. Right on Sterling Hill Road. Chestnut Hill entrance is about 0.5 miles on the right. Parking is along the side of the road.

 


Trailblazers walk 111114Join us for this moderately easy walk in the woods. Everyone is welcome.

This week’s hike will explore Chestnut Hill Preserve and continue on into Nehantic State Forest to view Uncas Lake, led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member and Open Space Coordinator for the Town of Lyme. The hike is about 2.5 miles long. We will meet at the entrance to the Preserve on Sterling Hill Road.

Rain Cancels.

Directions: Rt. 156 to Sterling City Road (by Tiffany Farm). Go about 1 mile. Right on Sterling Hill Road. Chestnut Hill entrance is about 0.5 miles on the right. Parking is along the side of the road.

 

Trailblazers walk 111114Join us for this moderately easy walk in the woods. Everyone is welcome.

This week’s hike will explore Chestnut Hill Preserve and continue on into Nehantic State Forest to view Uncas Lake, led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member and Open Space Coordinator for the Town of Lyme. The hike is about 2.5 miles long. We will meet at the entrance to the Preserve on Sterling Hill Road.

Rain Cancels.

Directions: Rt. 156 to Sterling City Road (by Tiffany Farm). Go about 1 mile. Right on Sterling Hill Road. Chestnut Hill entrance is about 0.5 miles on the right. Parking is along the side of the road.

 


Walk and Trail Trim at Young Preserve

Date: Tue September 6, 2016
Time: 9:30-11:30 am
Place: Meet at Young Preserve Entrance Parking Lot
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
Presenter: Lyme Land Conservation Trust and Town of Lyme
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

Hartman teamJoin us for a walk at the Young Preserve portion of Lyme Corner Trails led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member and Open Space Coordinator for the Town of Lyme. As we walk along we will trim the trail as needed. Bring along heavy duty gloves and light weight trimmers– weeders, pruners, and/or loppers. We will also be on the lookout for invasive plant species and will remove what we are able.

Rain Cancels.

The Young Preserve Entrance is on the right side of Gungy Road about 0.5 miles north of the 4-way stop signs at the intersection of Beaverbrook Road, Grassy Hill Road, and Gungy Road.

Photo by Wendolyn Hill: Thank you to the Hartman work party on June 30, 2015

 


Hartman teamJoin us for a walk at the Young Preserve portion of Lyme Corner Trails led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member and Open Space Coordinator for the Town of Lyme. As we walk along we will trim the trail as needed. Bring along heavy duty gloves and light weight trimmers– weeders, pruners, and/or loppers. We will also be on the lookout for invasive plant species and will remove what we are able.

Rain Cancels.

The Young Preserve Entrance is on the right side of Gungy Road about 0.5 miles north of the 4-way stop signs at the intersection of Beaverbrook Road, Grassy Hill Road, and Gungy Road.

Photo by Wendolyn Hill: Thank you to the Hartman work party on June 30, 2015

 


Hadlyme Heritage Day: Celebrate! And Optional Guided Walk at Proposed Brockway-Hawthorne Property

Date: Sun September 4, 2016
Time: 10am to 4pm
Place: Hadlyme Country Market, Hadlyme Four Corners, Lyme
Contact Email: hstyler45@yahoo.com
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IMG_6305 (1)Don’terkkerst let the weather forecast scare you. Come join us for fun and celebration. And bring your walking/hiking shoes if you plan to sign up for a guided walk of the proposed preserve.

In its 50th Anniversary year, the Lyme Land Conservation Trust has announced a fund raising drive to protect the Brockway-Hawthorne Property, 82 acres of ecologically key wildlife habitat in Hadlyme which will also extend walking trails in the area. The Hadlyme Country Market is hosting an effort to help raise funds for the Hadlyme Challenge Grant —An anonymous gift offered by a neighbor to match local residents’ donations in order to purchase the Brockway-Hawthorne Property. If everyone chips in towards preserving this property during this time, the money will go twice as far towards reaching our goal.

On Sunday September 4th from 10am-4pm, forty-five minute guided tours will be offered at the Brockway-Hawthorne property every hour on the half hour. Maps and information packets will be at the Hadlyme Country Market along with music and gifts for donors and tour participants. Tickets for a special raffle featuring a framed, numbered and signed Lori Warner print are already being sold at the Country Market with the drawing to be held Sunday at 4pm. PopCentric all natural Ice Pops will be there and a local Banjo artist highlighting the event. iCRVradio.com will be doing a live feed, interviewing members of the Lyme Land Trust members all volunteer board, dignitaries and celebrants. For More Information.

To View a Map of the Proposed Preserve

ContactHumphrey Tyler hstyler45@yahoo.com or (518) 253-4844 OR
Milt Walters, Development Committee Chair Lyme Land Conservation Trust
Milton.Walters@lymelandtrust.org
or (203) 485-6070
To make a pledge or to get a guided walk of the Brockway-Hawthorne property contact Humphrey or Milt.

IMG_6305 (1)Don’terkkerst let the weather forecast scare you. Come join us for fun and celebration. And bring your walking/hiking shoes if you plan to sign up for a guided walk of the proposed preserve.

In its 50th Anniversary year, the Lyme Land Conservation Trust has announced a fund raising drive to protect the Brockway-Hawthorne Property, 82 acres of ecologically key wildlife habitat in Hadlyme which will also extend walking trails in the area. The Hadlyme Country Market is hosting an effort to help raise funds for the Hadlyme Challenge Grant —An anonymous gift offered by a neighbor to match local residents’ donations in order to purchase the Brockway-Hawthorne Property. If everyone chips in towards preserving this property during this time, the money will go twice as far towards reaching our goal.

On Sunday September 4th from 10am-4pm, forty-five minute guided tours will be offered at the Brockway-Hawthorne property every hour on the half hour. Maps and information packets will be at the Hadlyme Country Market along with music and gifts for donors and tour participants. Tickets for a special raffle featuring a framed, numbered and signed Lori Warner print are already being sold at the Country Market with the drawing to be held Sunday at 4pm. PopCentric all natural Ice Pops will be there and a local Banjo artist highlighting the event. iCRVradio.com will be doing a live feed, interviewing members of the Lyme Land Trust members all volunteer board, dignitaries and celebrants. For More Information.

To View a Map of the Proposed Preserve

ContactHumphrey Tyler hstyler45@yahoo.com or (518) 253-4844 OR
Milt Walters, Development Committee Chair Lyme Land Conservation Trust
Milton.Walters@lymelandtrust.org
or (203) 485-6070
To make a pledge or to get a guided walk of the Brockway-Hawthorne property contact Humphrey or Milt.


IMG_6305 (1)Don’terkkerst let the weather forecast scare you. Come join us for fun and celebration. And bring your walking/hiking shoes if you plan to sign up for a guided walk of the proposed preserve.

In its 50th Anniversary year, the Lyme Land Conservation Trust has announced a fund raising drive to protect the Brockway-Hawthorne Property, 82 acres of ecologically key wildlife habitat in Hadlyme which will also extend walking trails in the area. The Hadlyme Country Market is hosting an effort to help raise funds for the Hadlyme Challenge Grant —An anonymous gift offered by a neighbor to match local residents’ donations in order to purchase the Brockway-Hawthorne Property. If everyone chips in towards preserving this property during this time, the money will go twice as far towards reaching our goal.

On Sunday September 4th from 10am-4pm, forty-five minute guided tours will be offered at the Brockway-Hawthorne property every hour on the half hour. Maps and information packets will be at the Hadlyme Country Market along with music and gifts for donors and tour participants. Tickets for a special raffle featuring a framed, numbered and signed Lori Warner print are already being sold at the Country Market with the drawing to be held Sunday at 4pm. PopCentric all natural Ice Pops will be there and a local Banjo artist highlighting the event. iCRVradio.com will be doing a live feed, interviewing members of the Lyme Land Trust members all volunteer board, dignitaries and celebrants. For More Information.

To View a Map of the Proposed Preserve

ContactHumphrey Tyler hstyler45@yahoo.com or (518) 253-4844 OR
Milt Walters, Development Committee Chair Lyme Land Conservation Trust
Milton.Walters@lymelandtrust.org
or (203) 485-6070
To make a pledge or to get a guided walk of the Brockway-Hawthorne property contact Humphrey or Milt.

IMG_6305 (1)Don’terkkerst let the weather forecast scare you. Come join us for fun and celebration. And bring your walking/hiking shoes if you plan to sign up for a guided walk of the proposed preserve.

In its 50th Anniversary year, the Lyme Land Conservation Trust has announced a fund raising drive to protect the Brockway-Hawthorne Property, 82 acres of ecologically key wildlife habitat in Hadlyme which will also extend walking trails in the area. The Hadlyme Country Market is hosting an effort to help raise funds for the Hadlyme Challenge Grant —An anonymous gift offered by a neighbor to match local residents’ donations in order to purchase the Brockway-Hawthorne Property. If everyone chips in towards preserving this property during this time, the money will go twice as far towards reaching our goal.

On Sunday September 4th from 10am-4pm, forty-five minute guided tours will be offered at the Brockway-Hawthorne property every hour on the half hour. Maps and information packets will be at the Hadlyme Country Market along with music and gifts for donors and tour participants. Tickets for a special raffle featuring a framed, numbered and signed Lori Warner print are already being sold at the Country Market with the drawing to be held Sunday at 4pm. PopCentric all natural Ice Pops will be there and a local Banjo artist highlighting the event. iCRVradio.com will be doing a live feed, interviewing members of the Lyme Land Trust members all volunteer board, dignitaries and celebrants. For More Information.

To View a Map of the Proposed Preserve

ContactHumphrey Tyler hstyler45@yahoo.com or (518) 253-4844 OR
Milt Walters, Development Committee Chair Lyme Land Conservation Trust
Milton.Walters@lymelandtrust.org
or (203) 485-6070
To make a pledge or to get a guided walk of the Brockway-Hawthorne property contact Humphrey or Milt.


Trailblazers walk- Patrell and Chapal Preserve

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Date: Tue August 30, 2016
Time: 9:30-11:30 am
Place: Meet at Patrell Preserve Parking Lot, Baker's Lane, Lyme
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

Patrell bridge

Join us for this moderately easy walk in the woods. Everyone is welcome.The Preserve has about 3000 feet of footage along the Eightmile River and a brand new footbridge over the river!!

This week’s hike will explore Patrell Preserve and Chapal Preserve in Lyme and East Haddam, led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member and Town of Lyme Open Space Coordinator. We will walk about 2 miles.

Rain cancels.

Directions: Rt. 156 about 8 miles north from I-95 in Old Lyme to right on Baker Lane. The parking area is 1/2 mile on the left near 11 Baker’s Lane.

Patrell bridge

Join us for this moderately easy walk in the woods. Everyone is welcome.The Preserve has about 3000 feet of footage along the Eightmile River and a brand new footbridge over the river!!

This week’s hike will explore Patrell Preserve and Chapal Preserve in Lyme and East Haddam, led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member and Town of Lyme Open Space Coordinator. We will walk about 2 miles.

Rain cancels.

Directions: Rt. 156 about 8 miles north from I-95 in Old Lyme to right on Baker Lane. The parking area is 1/2 mile on the left near 11 Baker’s Lane.


Patrell bridge

Join us for this moderately easy walk in the woods. Everyone is welcome.The Preserve has about 3000 feet of footage along the Eightmile River and a brand new footbridge over the river!!

This week’s hike will explore Patrell Preserve and Chapal Preserve in Lyme and East Haddam, led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member and Town of Lyme Open Space Coordinator. We will walk about 2 miles.

Rain cancels.

Directions: Rt. 156 about 8 miles north from I-95 in Old Lyme to right on Baker Lane. The parking area is 1/2 mile on the left near 11 Baker’s Lane.

Patrell bridge

Join us for this moderately easy walk in the woods. Everyone is welcome.The Preserve has about 3000 feet of footage along the Eightmile River and a brand new footbridge over the river!!

This week’s hike will explore Patrell Preserve and Chapal Preserve in Lyme and East Haddam, led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member and Town of Lyme Open Space Coordinator. We will walk about 2 miles.

Rain cancels.

Directions: Rt. 156 about 8 miles north from I-95 in Old Lyme to right on Baker Lane. The parking area is 1/2 mile on the left near 11 Baker’s Lane.


“Celebrating Lyme’s Beauty” ~ Paint-Out Exhibition and Sale

Date: Fri July 22, 2016 thru Fri August 26, 2016
Time: Wed - Sun 10am – 5pm, Opening Fri July 22, 5-7pm
Place: Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme CT
Contact Email: info@lymelandtrust.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

Bottume,Reeds landing at TownHallThe 4th Annual “Celebrating Lyme’s Beauty” Exhibition, sponsored by the Lyme Land Conservation Trust and the Lyme Art Association, will be shown in the Goodman Gallery of the Lyme Art Association. A festive opening reception will be held on July 22, 2016 from 5-7 pm. On exhibit will be landscapes created in June 2016 during the “Celebrating Lyme’s Beauty” Paint-Out. The Paint-Out event continues the plein air tradition established by the early American Impressionists who founded the Lyme Art Colony over a hundred years ago.

Painting: “Reeds Landing” by George F. Bottume c.1850.

The landscapes will highlight the historic and natural beauty of the Hamburg Bridge Historic District, and the the Lyme Preserves that surround it: the Hemlocks and the Czikowsky Preserve.

For the Paint Out Exhibit Prospectus 2016, click here.

This event is a fundraiser for the Lyme Land Conservation Trust, with a portion of each sale donated to the Trust to further its mission to preserve Lyme’s natural beauty for the public benefit.

Opening Reception: Friday, July 22, 5-7 pm
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm

 

Bottume,Reeds landing at TownHallThe 4th Annual “Celebrating Lyme’s Beauty” Exhibition, sponsored by the Lyme Land Conservation Trust and the Lyme Art Association, will be shown in the Goodman Gallery of the Lyme Art Association. A festive opening reception will be held on July 22, 2016 from 5-7 pm. On exhibit will be landscapes created in June 2016 during the “Celebrating Lyme’s Beauty” Paint-Out. The Paint-Out event continues the plein air tradition established by the early American Impressionists who founded the Lyme Art Colony over a hundred years ago.

Painting: “Reeds Landing” by George F. Bottume c.1850.

The landscapes will highlight the historic and natural beauty of the Hamburg Bridge Historic District, and the the Lyme Preserves that surround it: the Hemlocks and the Czikowsky Preserve.

For the Paint Out Exhibit Prospectus 2016, click here.

This event is a fundraiser for the Lyme Land Conservation Trust, with a portion of each sale donated to the Trust to further its mission to preserve Lyme’s natural beauty for the public benefit.

Opening Reception: Friday, July 22, 5-7 pm
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm

 


Bottume,Reeds landing at TownHallThe 4th Annual “Celebrating Lyme’s Beauty” Exhibition, sponsored by the Lyme Land Conservation Trust and the Lyme Art Association, will be shown in the Goodman Gallery of the Lyme Art Association. A festive opening reception will be held on July 22, 2016 from 5-7 pm. On exhibit will be landscapes created in June 2016 during the “Celebrating Lyme’s Beauty” Paint-Out. The Paint-Out event continues the plein air tradition established by the early American Impressionists who founded the Lyme Art Colony over a hundred years ago.

Painting: “Reeds Landing” by George F. Bottume c.1850.

The landscapes will highlight the historic and natural beauty of the Hamburg Bridge Historic District, and the the Lyme Preserves that surround it: the Hemlocks and the Czikowsky Preserve.

For the Paint Out Exhibit Prospectus 2016, click here.

This event is a fundraiser for the Lyme Land Conservation Trust, with a portion of each sale donated to the Trust to further its mission to preserve Lyme’s natural beauty for the public benefit.

Opening Reception: Friday, July 22, 5-7 pm
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm

 

Bottume,Reeds landing at TownHallThe 4th Annual “Celebrating Lyme’s Beauty” Exhibition, sponsored by the Lyme Land Conservation Trust and the Lyme Art Association, will be shown in the Goodman Gallery of the Lyme Art Association. A festive opening reception will be held on July 22, 2016 from 5-7 pm. On exhibit will be landscapes created in June 2016 during the “Celebrating Lyme’s Beauty” Paint-Out. The Paint-Out event continues the plein air tradition established by the early American Impressionists who founded the Lyme Art Colony over a hundred years ago.

Painting: “Reeds Landing” by George F. Bottume c.1850.

The landscapes will highlight the historic and natural beauty of the Hamburg Bridge Historic District, and the the Lyme Preserves that surround it: the Hemlocks and the Czikowsky Preserve.

For the Paint Out Exhibit Prospectus 2016, click here.

This event is a fundraiser for the Lyme Land Conservation Trust, with a portion of each sale donated to the Trust to further its mission to preserve Lyme’s natural beauty for the public benefit.

Opening Reception: Friday, July 22, 5-7 pm
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm

 


Trailblazer walk – Lynde Point, Fenwick, Old Saybrook

Date: Tue August 16, 2016
Time: 9:00am
Place: Lynde Point, Fenwick, Old Saybrook. Park in Fenwick Borough Parking lot on the right after Rte. 154 Causeway.
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

Join us for this easy walk in Old Saybrook along the shores of South Cove and Long Island Sound. Everyone is welcome.Lynde point Lighthouse

This week’s hike will explore Lynde Point Land Trust Preserve in Fenwick Borough in Old Saybrook, led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member and Town of Lyme Open Space Coordinator. Part of the walk will be along the beach. It is a wonderful spot for birdwatching. Bring your binoculars and water bottle. We will walk about 3 miles.

Rain cancels.

Directions: Take I-95S to Exit 68, Old Saybrook. Follow Rte. 1 into Old Saybrook Center. Turn left on Main Street (Rte. 154). Follow Rte. 154 over the Causeway. On the right, 1/4 mile past the Causeway, enter the second entrance of the parking lot for Fenwick Borough.

photo by Wendolyn Hill

Join us for this easy walk in Old Saybrook along the shores of South Cove and Long Island Sound. Everyone is welcome.Lynde point Lighthouse

This week’s hike will explore Lynde Point Land Trust Preserve in Fenwick Borough in Old Saybrook, led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member and Town of Lyme Open Space Coordinator. Part of the walk will be along the beach. It is a wonderful spot for birdwatching. Bring your binoculars and water bottle. We will walk about 3 miles.

Rain cancels.

Directions: Take I-95S to Exit 68, Old Saybrook. Follow Rte. 1 into Old Saybrook Center. Turn left on Main Street (Rte. 154). Follow Rte. 154 over the Causeway. On the right, 1/4 mile past the Causeway, enter the second entrance of the parking lot for Fenwick Borough.

photo by Wendolyn Hill


Join us for this easy walk in Old Saybrook along the shores of South Cove and Long Island Sound. Everyone is welcome.Lynde point Lighthouse

This week’s hike will explore Lynde Point Land Trust Preserve in Fenwick Borough in Old Saybrook, led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member and Town of Lyme Open Space Coordinator. Part of the walk will be along the beach. It is a wonderful spot for birdwatching. Bring your binoculars and water bottle. We will walk about 3 miles.

Rain cancels.

Directions: Take I-95S to Exit 68, Old Saybrook. Follow Rte. 1 into Old Saybrook Center. Turn left on Main Street (Rte. 154). Follow Rte. 154 over the Causeway. On the right, 1/4 mile past the Causeway, enter the second entrance of the parking lot for Fenwick Borough.

photo by Wendolyn Hill

Join us for this easy walk in Old Saybrook along the shores of South Cove and Long Island Sound. Everyone is welcome.Lynde point Lighthouse

This week’s hike will explore Lynde Point Land Trust Preserve in Fenwick Borough in Old Saybrook, led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member and Town of Lyme Open Space Coordinator. Part of the walk will be along the beach. It is a wonderful spot for birdwatching. Bring your binoculars and water bottle. We will walk about 3 miles.

Rain cancels.

Directions: Take I-95S to Exit 68, Old Saybrook. Follow Rte. 1 into Old Saybrook Center. Turn left on Main Street (Rte. 154). Follow Rte. 154 over the Causeway. On the right, 1/4 mile past the Causeway, enter the second entrance of the parking lot for Fenwick Borough.

photo by Wendolyn Hill


Information about Important Bird Area Designation in Lyme

Date: Mon August 15, 2016
Time: 4:00-6:00 pm
Place: Lyme Town Hall, 480 Hamburg Road (Rte 156), Lyme CT
Contact Email: pyoung@eightmileriver.org
Presenter: Audubon CT and Eightmile River Wild and Scenic Coordinating Committee
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

On July 11, 2016, the Lyme Forest Block and the Mouth of the Connecticut River were two of five landscape scale Important Bird Areas (IBA) officially designated in this region. The Important Bird Area program is a global effort to identify the most important places for bird populations and to focus conservation efforts on those sites. Once sites are recognized, Audubon works with landowners to increase local knowledge on the value of these sites to birds.

Any landowner within the boundaries of the IBA are eligible for the benefits of recognizing their properties as part of the IBA, including eligibility of IBA small grants or utilizing IBA status as a way to bolster other grant applications.

For a map and more information: Important Bird Area Designation Event

On July 11, 2016, the Lyme Forest Block and the Mouth of the Connecticut River were two of five landscape scale Important Bird Areas (IBA) officially designated in this region. The Important Bird Area program is a global effort to identify the most important places for bird populations and to focus conservation efforts on those sites. Once sites are recognized, Audubon works with landowners to increase local knowledge on the value of these sites to birds.

Any landowner within the boundaries of the IBA are eligible for the benefits of recognizing their properties as part of the IBA, including eligibility of IBA small grants or utilizing IBA status as a way to bolster other grant applications.

For a map and more information: Important Bird Area Designation Event


On July 11, 2016, the Lyme Forest Block and the Mouth of the Connecticut River were two of five landscape scale Important Bird Areas (IBA) officially designated in this region. The Important Bird Area program is a global effort to identify the most important places for bird populations and to focus conservation efforts on those sites. Once sites are recognized, Audubon works with landowners to increase local knowledge on the value of these sites to birds.

Any landowner within the boundaries of the IBA are eligible for the benefits of recognizing their properties as part of the IBA, including eligibility of IBA small grants or utilizing IBA status as a way to bolster other grant applications.

For a map and more information: Important Bird Area Designation Event

On July 11, 2016, the Lyme Forest Block and the Mouth of the Connecticut River were two of five landscape scale Important Bird Areas (IBA) officially designated in this region. The Important Bird Area program is a global effort to identify the most important places for bird populations and to focus conservation efforts on those sites. Once sites are recognized, Audubon works with landowners to increase local knowledge on the value of these sites to birds.

Any landowner within the boundaries of the IBA are eligible for the benefits of recognizing their properties as part of the IBA, including eligibility of IBA small grants or utilizing IBA status as a way to bolster other grant applications.

For a map and more information: Important Bird Area Designation Event


Programs in the Park

Date: Sat July 16, 2016 thru Sat July 30, 2016
Time: 10-11am July 16, 23 and 30
Place: Picnic Pavilion Parking Lot, Devil's Hopyard, East Haddam
Contact Email:
Presenter: Eightmile River Watershed Committee
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terkkersJuly 16: Live Birds of Prey

July 23: Alien Invaders

July 30: Amphibian Antics

For  more information about the programs: 8Mile Family Programs

 

terkkersJuly 16: Live Birds of Prey

July 23: Alien Invaders

July 30: Amphibian Antics

For  more information about the programs: 8Mile Family Programs

 


terkkersJuly 16: Live Birds of Prey

July 23: Alien Invaders

July 30: Amphibian Antics

For  more information about the programs: 8Mile Family Programs

 

terkkersJuly 16: Live Birds of Prey

July 23: Alien Invaders

July 30: Amphibian Antics

For  more information about the programs: 8Mile Family Programs

 


Trailblazer Walk- Banningwood Preserve-CANCELLED

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Trenton Young, from the Paint-out in October 2014
Date: Tue July 26, 2016
Time: 9:00am
Place: Banningwood Preserve, Town Street (Rte. 82), Lyme
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

This walk has been cancelled due to weather.

Join us for a moderately easy walk at Banningwood Preserve on Tuesday, July 26 at 9:00 am. Everyone is welcome.

We will explore Banningwood Preserve led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member and Town of Lyme Open Space Coordinator. The hike is a about 2 miles. Banningwood is a beautiful preserve with meadows, mature forests, cedar groves, and dramatic rock outcroppings. Roaring Brook meanders through it. We will visit abandoned stone quarries. There are a few rocky areas so don’t forget to bring your walking stick!

Painting by Trenton Young, from the Paint-out in October 2014.

Rain cancels.

Directions: The Preserve parking area is less than 1/4 mile north of Hadlyme Four Corners on Town Street (Rte 82). Look for the sign. From Rt. 156 West (going north): At the end of Rte. 156, turn left onto Rte 82. At the flashing red stoplight (Hadlyme Four Corners), turn right to continue on Rte 82W (going north). The parking area is less than 1/4 mile on the right.


This walk has been cancelled due to weather.

Join us for a moderately easy walk at Banningwood Preserve on Tuesday, July 26 at 9:00 am. Everyone is welcome.

We will explore Banningwood Preserve led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member and Town of Lyme Open Space Coordinator. The hike is a about 2 miles. Banningwood is a beautiful preserve with meadows, mature forests, cedar groves, and dramatic rock outcroppings. Roaring Brook meanders through it. We will visit abandoned stone quarries. There are a few rocky areas so don’t forget to bring your walking stick!

Painting by Trenton Young, from the Paint-out in October 2014.

Rain cancels.

Directions: The Preserve parking area is less than 1/4 mile north of Hadlyme Four Corners on Town Street (Rte 82). Look for the sign. From Rt. 156 West (going north): At the end of Rte. 156, turn left onto Rte 82. At the flashing red stoplight (Hadlyme Four Corners), turn right to continue on Rte 82W (going north). The parking area is less than 1/4 mile on the right.


Walk and Talk – Enhancing your Forest and Field for Wildlife

Date: Sat June 18, 2016
Time: 2 to 4 pm
Place: A private woodlands in Lyme. Directions to be provided with registration.
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

SaxifragaOn Saturday, June 18 from 2 – 4 pm, join us on a tour of a private woodlands in Lyme that illustrates active management to enhance wildlife habitat. Inspired by attending a Coverts Project weekend – an educational program offered by the UConn Cooperative Extension System – the owner implemented recommended practices for improving the land to benefit a wide variety of wildlife and plant species. Come and see how these management concepts may be applied to your own property. The property manager will accompany us and explain the procedures followed. The walk will be about 2 miles round trip, mostly on logging roads and through meadows, with a few moderate hill climbs in the woods. The event is sponsored by the Lyme Land Conservation Trust and the Town of Lyme.

Location and directions to the event will be provided upon acceptance of your reservation. Space is limited. To register, email openspace@townlyme.org with your name and the number of people in your party.

Rain date is Sunday, June 19 from 2-4 pm.

Photo: Saxifraga flower by Wendolyn Hill

SaxifragaOn Saturday, June 18 from 2 – 4 pm, join us on a tour of a private woodlands in Lyme that illustrates active management to enhance wildlife habitat. Inspired by attending a Coverts Project weekend – an educational program offered by the UConn Cooperative Extension System – the owner implemented recommended practices for improving the land to benefit a wide variety of wildlife and plant species. Come and see how these management concepts may be applied to your own property. The property manager will accompany us and explain the procedures followed. The walk will be about 2 miles round trip, mostly on logging roads and through meadows, with a few moderate hill climbs in the woods. The event is sponsored by the Lyme Land Conservation Trust and the Town of Lyme.

Location and directions to the event will be provided upon acceptance of your reservation. Space is limited. To register, email openspace@townlyme.org with your name and the number of people in your party.

Rain date is Sunday, June 19 from 2-4 pm.

Photo: Saxifraga flower by Wendolyn Hill


SaxifragaOn Saturday, June 18 from 2 – 4 pm, join us on a tour of a private woodlands in Lyme that illustrates active management to enhance wildlife habitat. Inspired by attending a Coverts Project weekend – an educational program offered by the UConn Cooperative Extension System – the owner implemented recommended practices for improving the land to benefit a wide variety of wildlife and plant species. Come and see how these management concepts may be applied to your own property. The property manager will accompany us and explain the procedures followed. The walk will be about 2 miles round trip, mostly on logging roads and through meadows, with a few moderate hill climbs in the woods. The event is sponsored by the Lyme Land Conservation Trust and the Town of Lyme.

Location and directions to the event will be provided upon acceptance of your reservation. Space is limited. To register, email openspace@townlyme.org with your name and the number of people in your party.

Rain date is Sunday, June 19 from 2-4 pm.

Photo: Saxifraga flower by Wendolyn Hill

SaxifragaOn Saturday, June 18 from 2 – 4 pm, join us on a tour of a private woodlands in Lyme that illustrates active management to enhance wildlife habitat. Inspired by attending a Coverts Project weekend – an educational program offered by the UConn Cooperative Extension System – the owner implemented recommended practices for improving the land to benefit a wide variety of wildlife and plant species. Come and see how these management concepts may be applied to your own property. The property manager will accompany us and explain the procedures followed. The walk will be about 2 miles round trip, mostly on logging roads and through meadows, with a few moderate hill climbs in the woods. The event is sponsored by the Lyme Land Conservation Trust and the Town of Lyme.

Location and directions to the event will be provided upon acceptance of your reservation. Space is limited. To register, email openspace@townlyme.org with your name and the number of people in your party.

Rain date is Sunday, June 19 from 2-4 pm.

Photo: Saxifraga flower by Wendolyn Hill