Past Events

Our Annual Meeting: 20,000 Years of Change on Connecticut’s Shores

Date: Fri June 13, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm
Place: Lyme Public Hall, 249 Hamburg Road (Rte 156) Hamburg, CT
Contact Email: info@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Patrick J. Lynch
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Patrick-LynchWe are delighted to have Patrick J. Lynch as presenter at the Lyme Land Conservation Trust Annual Meeting.

Connecticut has some of New England’s most beautiful coastal environments, but our shores and marine environments also face increasing challenges from urbanization, pollution, and climate change.

Using images of his beautiful illustrations, Patrick J. Lynch will present a talk about the geology and biology of our coast, and place our current challenges within the context of 20,000 years of major changes in our shoreline since it was formed at the end of the Ice Age.

Lynch is a widely recognized artist, author, designer and photographer. He has received more than 40 national and international awards and honors, including a 2012 National Outdoor Book Award for A Field Guide to the Southeast Coast & Gulf of Mexico. His Manual of Ornithology, co-authored with Noble S. Proctor, won several national awards for editorial and design excellence, and is one of the most widely used texts in undergraduate and graduate ornithology courses.

He turned his attention to our own Connecticut coastline in his most recent book, Connecticut Coast & Long Island Sound, an ebook for the Apple iPad, available through the iTunes bookstore. For more about Patrick J. Lynch, click here.

Everyone is welcome. The evening will begin with casual social time and then a brief  business meeting. Members will be asked to vote for new director nominees. The presentation will follow.

Cover photo © Patrick Lynch

Patrick-LynchWe are delighted to have Patrick J. Lynch as presenter at the Lyme Land Conservation Trust Annual Meeting.

Connecticut has some of New England’s most beautiful coastal environments, but our shores and marine environments also face increasing challenges from urbanization, pollution, and climate change.

Using images of his beautiful illustrations, Patrick J. Lynch will present a talk about the geology and biology of our coast, and place our current challenges within the context of 20,000 years of major changes in our shoreline since it was formed at the end of the Ice Age.

Lynch is a widely recognized artist, author, designer and photographer. He has received more than 40 national and international awards and honors, including a 2012 National Outdoor Book Award for A Field Guide to the Southeast Coast & Gulf of Mexico. His Manual of Ornithology, co-authored with Noble S. Proctor, won several national awards for editorial and design excellence, and is one of the most widely used texts in undergraduate and graduate ornithology courses.

He turned his attention to our own Connecticut coastline in his most recent book, Connecticut Coast & Long Island Sound, an ebook for the Apple iPad, available through the iTunes bookstore. For more about Patrick J. Lynch, click here.

Everyone is welcome. The evening will begin with casual social time and then a brief  business meeting. Members will be asked to vote for new director nominees. The presentation will follow.

Cover photo © Patrick Lynch


Patrick-LynchWe are delighted to have Patrick J. Lynch as presenter at the Lyme Land Conservation Trust Annual Meeting.

Connecticut has some of New England’s most beautiful coastal environments, but our shores and marine environments also face increasing challenges from urbanization, pollution, and climate change.

Using images of his beautiful illustrations, Patrick J. Lynch will present a talk about the geology and biology of our coast, and place our current challenges within the context of 20,000 years of major changes in our shoreline since it was formed at the end of the Ice Age.

Lynch is a widely recognized artist, author, designer and photographer. He has received more than 40 national and international awards and honors, including a 2012 National Outdoor Book Award for A Field Guide to the Southeast Coast & Gulf of Mexico. His Manual of Ornithology, co-authored with Noble S. Proctor, won several national awards for editorial and design excellence, and is one of the most widely used texts in undergraduate and graduate ornithology courses.

He turned his attention to our own Connecticut coastline in his most recent book, Connecticut Coast & Long Island Sound, an ebook for the Apple iPad, available through the iTunes bookstore. For more about Patrick J. Lynch, click here.

Everyone is welcome. The evening will begin with casual social time and then a brief  business meeting. Members will be asked to vote for new director nominees. The presentation will follow.

Cover photo © Patrick Lynch

Patrick-LynchWe are delighted to have Patrick J. Lynch as presenter at the Lyme Land Conservation Trust Annual Meeting.

Connecticut has some of New England’s most beautiful coastal environments, but our shores and marine environments also face increasing challenges from urbanization, pollution, and climate change.

Using images of his beautiful illustrations, Patrick J. Lynch will present a talk about the geology and biology of our coast, and place our current challenges within the context of 20,000 years of major changes in our shoreline since it was formed at the end of the Ice Age.

Lynch is a widely recognized artist, author, designer and photographer. He has received more than 40 national and international awards and honors, including a 2012 National Outdoor Book Award for A Field Guide to the Southeast Coast & Gulf of Mexico. His Manual of Ornithology, co-authored with Noble S. Proctor, won several national awards for editorial and design excellence, and is one of the most widely used texts in undergraduate and graduate ornithology courses.

He turned his attention to our own Connecticut coastline in his most recent book, Connecticut Coast & Long Island Sound, an ebook for the Apple iPad, available through the iTunes bookstore. For more about Patrick J. Lynch, click here.

Everyone is welcome. The evening will begin with casual social time and then a brief  business meeting. Members will be asked to vote for new director nominees. The presentation will follow.

Cover photo © Patrick Lynch


CT Trails Day Walk

Date: Sat June 7, 2014
Time: 10 am to 11:30
Place: Walbridge Preserve and Hartman Park
Contact Email: angie.falstrom@att.net
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terkkersPlease meet at the parking area for Hartman Park. This year we are offering two guided hikes, both beginning at 10 AM. 
A short children’s hike will include a scavenger hunt and a visit to the Fairy Circles in Hartman Park.  Children should be accompanied by an adult.

For those interested in a longer hike, we’ll explore scenic Walbridge Woodlands on the yellow and white trails, and then pass by the old foundations of the Lee Farm in Hartman Park.  This hike will take a little more than an hour and is moderately easy. 

Hartman ParkAt the end of the hikes, both groups will meet at the School Room in Hartman Park (where the picnic tables are) for water and a light snack.  Participants will receive a small book about the Heritage Trail in Hartman Park, and for the younger ones, a booklet about a fairy who lives in the Fairy Circles there.

Pre-registration is appreciated.  For questions and to register, please email Angie Falstrom at angie.falstrom@att.net or call 860-434-3194.

Rain date: Sunday, June 8th, 10 AM

photos by Lisa Niccolai and Angie Falstrom

TD 2013 Lyme LT 37

terkkersPlease meet at the parking area for Hartman Park. This year we are offering two guided hikes, both beginning at 10 AM. 
A short children’s hike will include a scavenger hunt and a visit to the Fairy Circles in Hartman Park.  Children should be accompanied by an adult.

For those interested in a longer hike, we’ll explore scenic Walbridge Woodlands on the yellow and white trails, and then pass by the old foundations of the Lee Farm in Hartman Park.  This hike will take a little more than an hour and is moderately easy. 

Hartman ParkAt the end of the hikes, both groups will meet at the School Room in Hartman Park (where the picnic tables are) for water and a light snack.  Participants will receive a small book about the Heritage Trail in Hartman Park, and for the younger ones, a booklet about a fairy who lives in the Fairy Circles there.

Pre-registration is appreciated.  For questions and to register, please email Angie Falstrom at angie.falstrom@att.net or call 860-434-3194.

Rain date: Sunday, June 8th, 10 AM

photos by Lisa Niccolai and Angie Falstrom


TD 2013 Lyme LT 37

terkkersPlease meet at the parking area for Hartman Park. This year we are offering two guided hikes, both beginning at 10 AM. 
A short children’s hike will include a scavenger hunt and a visit to the Fairy Circles in Hartman Park.  Children should be accompanied by an adult.

For those interested in a longer hike, we’ll explore scenic Walbridge Woodlands on the yellow and white trails, and then pass by the old foundations of the Lee Farm in Hartman Park.  This hike will take a little more than an hour and is moderately easy. 

Hartman ParkAt the end of the hikes, both groups will meet at the School Room in Hartman Park (where the picnic tables are) for water and a light snack.  Participants will receive a small book about the Heritage Trail in Hartman Park, and for the younger ones, a booklet about a fairy who lives in the Fairy Circles there.

Pre-registration is appreciated.  For questions and to register, please email Angie Falstrom at angie.falstrom@att.net or call 860-434-3194.

Rain date: Sunday, June 8th, 10 AM

photos by Lisa Niccolai and Angie Falstrom

TD 2013 Lyme LT 37

terkkersPlease meet at the parking area for Hartman Park. This year we are offering two guided hikes, both beginning at 10 AM. 
A short children’s hike will include a scavenger hunt and a visit to the Fairy Circles in Hartman Park.  Children should be accompanied by an adult.

For those interested in a longer hike, we’ll explore scenic Walbridge Woodlands on the yellow and white trails, and then pass by the old foundations of the Lee Farm in Hartman Park.  This hike will take a little more than an hour and is moderately easy. 

Hartman ParkAt the end of the hikes, both groups will meet at the School Room in Hartman Park (where the picnic tables are) for water and a light snack.  Participants will receive a small book about the Heritage Trail in Hartman Park, and for the younger ones, a booklet about a fairy who lives in the Fairy Circles there.

Pre-registration is appreciated.  For questions and to register, please email Angie Falstrom at angie.falstrom@att.net or call 860-434-3194.

Rain date: Sunday, June 8th, 10 AM

photos by Lisa Niccolai and Angie Falstrom


Lyme Land Trust Seeks Public Comment For National Accreditation

Date: Wed March 26, 2014 thru Sun June 1, 2014
Time: anytime
Place:
Contact Email: info@lymelandtrust.org
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Lyme Land Conservation Trust is pleased to announce it is applying for accreditation from the Land Trust Alliance (LTA).  The LTA is a national association of Land Trusts with over 1100 member trusts across the country.  The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever.

The Commission invites public input. Comments must relate to how the Lyme Land Conservation Trust complies with national quality standards. These standards address the ethical and technical operation of a land trust. To learn more about the accreditation program and to see the full list of  standards, go to http://www.landtrustaccreditation.org/tips-and-tools/indicator-practices

The Commission accepts written comments on pending applications by the following procedures:

  1. To submit a comment electronically, visit http://www.landtrustaccreditation.org/submit-a-comment-on-a-current-applicant.
  2. Email your comment to info@landtrustaccreditation.org
  3. Comments may also be faxed to:
    (fax) 518-587-3183 or
  4. Comments may be mailed to:
    Land Trust Accreditation Commission
    Attn: Public Comments
    112 Spring Street, Suite 204
    Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent LTA program, conducts an extensive review of each applicant’s policies and programs.

Lyme Land Trust President John Pritchard explains: “The accreditation process is beneficial to the Land Trust for two reasons. First, the Land Trust Alliance has created a set of rigorous policies, procedures, record keeping and management standards against which we are required to measure our own land trust operations. Consequently, part of the accreditation process consists of upgrading our performance as a land trust so that it complies with these ambitious parameters. Second, LTA accreditation is a stamp of approval of the manner in which a land trust conducts itself and its operations. As such, it contributes to the confidence that individuals, foundations, government agencies, and members of the Lyme community have in providing us with funding and other benefits.


Lyme Land Conservation Trust is pleased to announce it is applying for accreditation from the Land Trust Alliance (LTA).  The LTA is a national association of Land Trusts with over 1100 member trusts across the country.  The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever.

The Commission invites public input. Comments must relate to how the Lyme Land Conservation Trust complies with national quality standards. These standards address the ethical and technical operation of a land trust. To learn more about the accreditation program and to see the full list of  standards, go to http://www.landtrustaccreditation.org/tips-and-tools/indicator-practices

The Commission accepts written comments on pending applications by the following procedures:

  1. To submit a comment electronically, visit http://www.landtrustaccreditation.org/submit-a-comment-on-a-current-applicant.
  2. Email your comment to info@landtrustaccreditation.org
  3. Comments may also be faxed to:
    (fax) 518-587-3183 or
  4. Comments may be mailed to:
    Land Trust Accreditation Commission
    Attn: Public Comments
    112 Spring Street, Suite 204
    Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent LTA program, conducts an extensive review of each applicant’s policies and programs.

Lyme Land Trust President John Pritchard explains: “The accreditation process is beneficial to the Land Trust for two reasons. First, the Land Trust Alliance has created a set of rigorous policies, procedures, record keeping and management standards against which we are required to measure our own land trust operations. Consequently, part of the accreditation process consists of upgrading our performance as a land trust so that it complies with these ambitious parameters. Second, LTA accreditation is a stamp of approval of the manner in which a land trust conducts itself and its operations. As such, it contributes to the confidence that individuals, foundations, government agencies, and members of the Lyme community have in providing us with funding and other benefits.


World Fish Migration Day

Date: Sat May 24, 2014
Time: Starting at 9:00 am
Place: Lyme-Old Lyme High School and various fishways
Contact Email:
Presenter: CTDEEP, The Nature Conservancy, Princeton Hydro
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river_herringWorld Fish Migration Day started in Europe and has spread worldwide. The State of CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CTDEEP) has teamed up with The Nature Conservancy and Princeton Hydro to organize events in CT.

Start the day with Steve Gephard, a fish biologist with the CTDEEP, and Sally Harold, Director of Migratory Fish Projects with The Nature Conservancy, and listen to their talks on migratory fish. Steve’s talk will focus on the biology of the various species of migratory fish found in Connecticut, their status, and describe some of the threats facing them. Sally will review the various dam removal and fishway construction projects undertaken in Connecticut by a variety of partners working to restore runs to Connecticut waters. After the talk, attendees may visit one or more of the participating fishways. For more information go to: http://nature.org/ctfish

One of the locations on the tour is the newly opened fishladder at the Rogers Lake dam. The alewife, an anadromous fish, will be able to migrate into Rogers Lake for the first time since the dam was built in the 1600s. Anadromous fish are born in fresh water, migrate to the ocean as they mature, and then return to the fresh water to spawn. When the dam was built centuries ago, some of the alewife that were trapped in the lake survived and established a landlocked colony. Even though they are the same species, the anadromous alewife and the landlocked alewife have evolved to look quite different. Read an interesting article by Richard Coniff about the reunion of these fish cousins: Love on Rogers Lake: A Tale of Two Alewives.

 

river_herringWorld Fish Migration Day started in Europe and has spread worldwide. The State of CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CTDEEP) has teamed up with The Nature Conservancy and Princeton Hydro to organize events in CT.

Start the day with Steve Gephard, a fish biologist with the CTDEEP, and Sally Harold, Director of Migratory Fish Projects with The Nature Conservancy, and listen to their talks on migratory fish. Steve’s talk will focus on the biology of the various species of migratory fish found in Connecticut, their status, and describe some of the threats facing them. Sally will review the various dam removal and fishway construction projects undertaken in Connecticut by a variety of partners working to restore runs to Connecticut waters. After the talk, attendees may visit one or more of the participating fishways. For more information go to: http://nature.org/ctfish

One of the locations on the tour is the newly opened fishladder at the Rogers Lake dam. The alewife, an anadromous fish, will be able to migrate into Rogers Lake for the first time since the dam was built in the 1600s. Anadromous fish are born in fresh water, migrate to the ocean as they mature, and then return to the fresh water to spawn. When the dam was built centuries ago, some of the alewife that were trapped in the lake survived and established a landlocked colony. Even though they are the same species, the anadromous alewife and the landlocked alewife have evolved to look quite different. Read an interesting article by Richard Coniff about the reunion of these fish cousins: Love on Rogers Lake: A Tale of Two Alewives.

 


river_herringWorld Fish Migration Day started in Europe and has spread worldwide. The State of CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CTDEEP) has teamed up with The Nature Conservancy and Princeton Hydro to organize events in CT.

Start the day with Steve Gephard, a fish biologist with the CTDEEP, and Sally Harold, Director of Migratory Fish Projects with The Nature Conservancy, and listen to their talks on migratory fish. Steve’s talk will focus on the biology of the various species of migratory fish found in Connecticut, their status, and describe some of the threats facing them. Sally will review the various dam removal and fishway construction projects undertaken in Connecticut by a variety of partners working to restore runs to Connecticut waters. After the talk, attendees may visit one or more of the participating fishways. For more information go to: http://nature.org/ctfish

One of the locations on the tour is the newly opened fishladder at the Rogers Lake dam. The alewife, an anadromous fish, will be able to migrate into Rogers Lake for the first time since the dam was built in the 1600s. Anadromous fish are born in fresh water, migrate to the ocean as they mature, and then return to the fresh water to spawn. When the dam was built centuries ago, some of the alewife that were trapped in the lake survived and established a landlocked colony. Even though they are the same species, the anadromous alewife and the landlocked alewife have evolved to look quite different. Read an interesting article by Richard Coniff about the reunion of these fish cousins: Love on Rogers Lake: A Tale of Two Alewives.

 

river_herringWorld Fish Migration Day started in Europe and has spread worldwide. The State of CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CTDEEP) has teamed up with The Nature Conservancy and Princeton Hydro to organize events in CT.

Start the day with Steve Gephard, a fish biologist with the CTDEEP, and Sally Harold, Director of Migratory Fish Projects with The Nature Conservancy, and listen to their talks on migratory fish. Steve’s talk will focus on the biology of the various species of migratory fish found in Connecticut, their status, and describe some of the threats facing them. Sally will review the various dam removal and fishway construction projects undertaken in Connecticut by a variety of partners working to restore runs to Connecticut waters. After the talk, attendees may visit one or more of the participating fishways. For more information go to: http://nature.org/ctfish

One of the locations on the tour is the newly opened fishladder at the Rogers Lake dam. The alewife, an anadromous fish, will be able to migrate into Rogers Lake for the first time since the dam was built in the 1600s. Anadromous fish are born in fresh water, migrate to the ocean as they mature, and then return to the fresh water to spawn. When the dam was built centuries ago, some of the alewife that were trapped in the lake survived and established a landlocked colony. Even though they are the same species, the anadromous alewife and the landlocked alewife have evolved to look quite different. Read an interesting article by Richard Coniff about the reunion of these fish cousins: Love on Rogers Lake: A Tale of Two Alewives.

 


Tour de Lyme 2014

Date: Sun May 18, 2014
Time: Beginning at 8:00 am
Place: Ashlawn Farms, Bill Hill Road, Lyme
Contact Email: Info@TourdeLyme.org
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Tour_de_Lyme-58terkkersOnline registration is closed for the 2nd annual Tour de Lyme charity cycle event. You can register on sight up to 30 minutes before your ride of choice is set to depart. Check the TourdeLyme.org webpage for details. This is an event for all ages.

Donate your unused bikes to Bikes for Kids At Tour de Lyme … Every kid needs a bike. Bikes for Kids will have volunteers on hand at this year’s Tour de Lyme to collect used bikes.
Reynolds Subaru on Route 156 in Lyme will also accept donated bikes for Bikes for Kids from May 12 to May 24. For more info: click here.

Ashlawn Farm on Bill Hill Road, Lyme’s popular coffee house, will host the 2014 Tour de Lyme. To read more: Tour de Lyme Venue 2014.

The Lyme Land Trust inaugurated Tour de Lyme in 2013 as an annual bike ride to raise funds to support its mission of preserving and protecting environmentally important land in Lyme.

photo by Joe Standarts

Tour_de_Lyme-58terkkersOnline registration is closed for the 2nd annual Tour de Lyme charity cycle event. You can register on sight up to 30 minutes before your ride of choice is set to depart. Check the TourdeLyme.org webpage for details. This is an event for all ages.

Donate your unused bikes to Bikes for Kids At Tour de Lyme … Every kid needs a bike. Bikes for Kids will have volunteers on hand at this year’s Tour de Lyme to collect used bikes.
Reynolds Subaru on Route 156 in Lyme will also accept donated bikes for Bikes for Kids from May 12 to May 24. For more info: click here.

Ashlawn Farm on Bill Hill Road, Lyme’s popular coffee house, will host the 2014 Tour de Lyme. To read more: Tour de Lyme Venue 2014.

The Lyme Land Trust inaugurated Tour de Lyme in 2013 as an annual bike ride to raise funds to support its mission of preserving and protecting environmentally important land in Lyme.

photo by Joe Standarts


Tour_de_Lyme-58terkkersOnline registration is closed for the 2nd annual Tour de Lyme charity cycle event. You can register on sight up to 30 minutes before your ride of choice is set to depart. Check the TourdeLyme.org webpage for details. This is an event for all ages.

Donate your unused bikes to Bikes for Kids At Tour de Lyme … Every kid needs a bike. Bikes for Kids will have volunteers on hand at this year’s Tour de Lyme to collect used bikes.
Reynolds Subaru on Route 156 in Lyme will also accept donated bikes for Bikes for Kids from May 12 to May 24. For more info: click here.

Ashlawn Farm on Bill Hill Road, Lyme’s popular coffee house, will host the 2014 Tour de Lyme. To read more: Tour de Lyme Venue 2014.

The Lyme Land Trust inaugurated Tour de Lyme in 2013 as an annual bike ride to raise funds to support its mission of preserving and protecting environmentally important land in Lyme.

photo by Joe Standarts

Tour_de_Lyme-58terkkersOnline registration is closed for the 2nd annual Tour de Lyme charity cycle event. You can register on sight up to 30 minutes before your ride of choice is set to depart. Check the TourdeLyme.org webpage for details. This is an event for all ages.

Donate your unused bikes to Bikes for Kids At Tour de Lyme … Every kid needs a bike. Bikes for Kids will have volunteers on hand at this year’s Tour de Lyme to collect used bikes.
Reynolds Subaru on Route 156 in Lyme will also accept donated bikes for Bikes for Kids from May 12 to May 24. For more info: click here.

Ashlawn Farm on Bill Hill Road, Lyme’s popular coffee house, will host the 2014 Tour de Lyme. To read more: Tour de Lyme Venue 2014.

The Lyme Land Trust inaugurated Tour de Lyme in 2013 as an annual bike ride to raise funds to support its mission of preserving and protecting environmentally important land in Lyme.

photo by Joe Standarts


Lyme Land Trust on TV!

Date: Tue May 13, 2014
Time: 7 pm
Place:
Contact Email: petemezzettishow@yahoo.com
Presenter: George Moore
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

Lyme Land Trust Executive director George Moore is going to be on TV! He will appear on the Pete Mezzetti Show to talk about the Lyme Land Conservation Trust with an emphasis on the upcoming Tour de Lyme cycling event which will take place Sunday May 18. The show can be accessed online in Lyme and other towns east of the CT River by going to www.vsctv.com.  Click the red button “WATCH ONLINE” and at the bottom click on the Pete Mezzettti Show – Tour de Lyme. 

It is less than a week to the Tour de Lyme! For information about this exciting event for cyclists of all abilities and ages, including pre-registration, go to www.TourdeLyme.com .

“The Pete Mezzetti Show” airs weekly on Tuesdays from 7:00-7:30 p.m. The show is televised on Valley Shore Community Television (VSCTV) and is aired in homes throughout Centerbrook, Chester, Clinton, Deep River, Durham, Essex, Haddam, Killingworth, Old Saybrook, and Westbrook on public access Channel 19.  It can be viewed on Comcast Clinton channel 19, on AT&T U-verse. The show can be accessed online on the east side of the CT River by going to www.vsctv.com. For more information, check out your local television station listings. www. petemezzettishow.weebly.com


Lyme Land Trust Executive director George Moore is going to be on TV! He will appear on the Pete Mezzetti Show to talk about the Lyme Land Conservation Trust with an emphasis on the upcoming Tour de Lyme cycling event which will take place Sunday May 18. The show can be accessed online in Lyme and other towns east of the CT River by going to www.vsctv.com.  Click the red button “WATCH ONLINE” and at the bottom click on the Pete Mezzettti Show – Tour de Lyme. 

It is less than a week to the Tour de Lyme! For information about this exciting event for cyclists of all abilities and ages, including pre-registration, go to www.TourdeLyme.com .

“The Pete Mezzetti Show” airs weekly on Tuesdays from 7:00-7:30 p.m. The show is televised on Valley Shore Community Television (VSCTV) and is aired in homes throughout Centerbrook, Chester, Clinton, Deep River, Durham, Essex, Haddam, Killingworth, Old Saybrook, and Westbrook on public access Channel 19.  It can be viewed on Comcast Clinton channel 19, on AT&T U-verse. The show can be accessed online on the east side of the CT River by going to www.vsctv.com. For more information, check out your local television station listings. www. petemezzettishow.weebly.com


Spring Is For The Birds!

Date: Sat May 3, 2014
Time: 7:30 am
Place: Pleasant Valley Preserve, Macintosh Road, Lyme
Contact Email: info@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Rob Braunfield
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John G. Mitchell,Joan Meek13If it’s true that the early bird gets the worm, then this early morning walk should provide the opportunity to see a lot of our feathered friends.  Join local expert Rob Braunfield to look for and learn about a variety of birds busy with their spring rituals.

Photo credit: Joan Meek 2013, John H. Mitchell Environmental Award

John G. Mitchell,Joan Meek13If it’s true that the early bird gets the worm, then this early morning walk should provide the opportunity to see a lot of our feathered friends.  Join local expert Rob Braunfield to look for and learn about a variety of birds busy with their spring rituals.

Photo credit: Joan Meek 2013, John H. Mitchell Environmental Award


John G. Mitchell,Joan Meek13If it’s true that the early bird gets the worm, then this early morning walk should provide the opportunity to see a lot of our feathered friends.  Join local expert Rob Braunfield to look for and learn about a variety of birds busy with their spring rituals.

Photo credit: Joan Meek 2013, John H. Mitchell Environmental Award

John G. Mitchell,Joan Meek13If it’s true that the early bird gets the worm, then this early morning walk should provide the opportunity to see a lot of our feathered friends.  Join local expert Rob Braunfield to look for and learn about a variety of birds busy with their spring rituals.

Photo credit: Joan Meek 2013, John H. Mitchell Environmental Award


Earth Day Program

Date: Tue April 22, 2014
Time: 7 pm
Place: Lyme-Old Lyme High School
Contact Email:
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Conservation biologist and ornithological expert Dr. Paul Spitzer will discuss his planned study of osprey in the lower Connecticut River estuary, slated for April-June of this year.  Over the next few months, Dr Spitzer will be studying a new threat to our osprey population – the overfishing of menhaden, a primary food source for osprey chicks. While eggs are now surviving incubation, osprey parents are finding it difficult to catch enough fish to sustain their young.  Dr Spitzer will be joined by CT DEEP biologist Steve Gephard, who manages the State’s diadromous fisheries program.   

The Lyme-Old Lyme High School Ecology Club will provide refreshments. Attendees can also visit with representatives of the Lyme and Old Lyme Land Trusts, the Lyme and Old Lyme Conservation and Inland Wetlands Commissions, the Potapaug Audubon Society, and the CT River Gateway Commission.


Conservation biologist and ornithological expert Dr. Paul Spitzer will discuss his planned study of osprey in the lower Connecticut River estuary, slated for April-June of this year.  Over the next few months, Dr Spitzer will be studying a new threat to our osprey population – the overfishing of menhaden, a primary food source for osprey chicks. While eggs are now surviving incubation, osprey parents are finding it difficult to catch enough fish to sustain their young.  Dr Spitzer will be joined by CT DEEP biologist Steve Gephard, who manages the State’s diadromous fisheries program.   

The Lyme-Old Lyme High School Ecology Club will provide refreshments. Attendees can also visit with representatives of the Lyme and Old Lyme Land Trusts, the Lyme and Old Lyme Conservation and Inland Wetlands Commissions, the Potapaug Audubon Society, and the CT River Gateway Commission.


Our Friends, the Honey Bees

Date: Sun April 6, 2014
Time: 2:00 pm
Place: The Lyme Public Hall, 249 Hamburg Rd, Lyme
Contact Email: info@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: John Pritchard and Kiernan Wholean
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honeybee-on-thistle-1-(2)Honey Bees are our most interesting, important and challenged insect helpers.  Learn about their fascinating life cycle and abilities, their importance to our food supply, the threats they face today and the rudiments of how you can start a bee hive.

This program is not intended for small children.

John Pritchard and Kiernan Wholean, Directors of the Lyme Land Trust, will present the program. Both are beekeepers and bee enthusiasts.

To see beautiful film footage of pollinators including honey bees, click here.
Photo by Kiernan Wholean

honeybee-on-thistle-1-(2)Honey Bees are our most interesting, important and challenged insect helpers.  Learn about their fascinating life cycle and abilities, their importance to our food supply, the threats they face today and the rudiments of how you can start a bee hive.

This program is not intended for small children.

John Pritchard and Kiernan Wholean, Directors of the Lyme Land Trust, will present the program. Both are beekeepers and bee enthusiasts.

To see beautiful film footage of pollinators including honey bees, click here.
Photo by Kiernan Wholean


honeybee-on-thistle-1-(2)Honey Bees are our most interesting, important and challenged insect helpers.  Learn about their fascinating life cycle and abilities, their importance to our food supply, the threats they face today and the rudiments of how you can start a bee hive.

This program is not intended for small children.

John Pritchard and Kiernan Wholean, Directors of the Lyme Land Trust, will present the program. Both are beekeepers and bee enthusiasts.

To see beautiful film footage of pollinators including honey bees, click here.
Photo by Kiernan Wholean

honeybee-on-thistle-1-(2)Honey Bees are our most interesting, important and challenged insect helpers.  Learn about their fascinating life cycle and abilities, their importance to our food supply, the threats they face today and the rudiments of how you can start a bee hive.

This program is not intended for small children.

John Pritchard and Kiernan Wholean, Directors of the Lyme Land Trust, will present the program. Both are beekeepers and bee enthusiasts.

To see beautiful film footage of pollinators including honey bees, click here.
Photo by Kiernan Wholean


Guided Walk In Banningwood Preserve

Date: Sat March 22, 2014
Time: 10 am
Place: Banningwood Preserve, on Town Street (Rte 82) just north and east of Hadlyme Four Corners
Contact Email: info@lymelandtrust.org
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terkkers

BanningwoodCelebrate the start of Spring and explore the new 100-acre Banningwood Preserve in Hadlyme.

Land Trust Vice President Don Gerber will lead the walk through the preserve. Also leading the walk, Land Trust Environmental Director Lisa Niccolai will talk about the flora and fauna of the property, Connecticut State Geologist Emeritus Ralph Lewis will explain its geology, and Lyme Selectman Parker Lord will discuss its history.

This hike will be moderately difficult because there are no trails. Waterproof hiking shoes or boots are suggested. Please do not bring pets. The walk is a preview to the more formal opening which will be announced after trails, which will be developed throughout the preserve, are completed. This event is open to the public. Members, non-members, Lyme residents and non-residents of all ages are invited. Bring your kids for a walk in the woods.

For an article about the Banningwood Preserve in the 2013 Spring Lyme Land Trust Newsletter, click here.

Parking will be available along the driveway at 19 Town Street (Route 82) about 100 yards north of Hadlyme Four Corners and just north of the bridge over Roaring Brook.
Photo credit: Wendolyn Hill

terkkers

BanningwoodCelebrate the start of Spring and explore the new 100-acre Banningwood Preserve in Hadlyme.

Land Trust Vice President Don Gerber will lead the walk through the preserve. Also leading the walk, Land Trust Environmental Director Lisa Niccolai will talk about the flora and fauna of the property, Connecticut State Geologist Emeritus Ralph Lewis will explain its geology, and Lyme Selectman Parker Lord will discuss its history.

This hike will be moderately difficult because there are no trails. Waterproof hiking shoes or boots are suggested. Please do not bring pets. The walk is a preview to the more formal opening which will be announced after trails, which will be developed throughout the preserve, are completed. This event is open to the public. Members, non-members, Lyme residents and non-residents of all ages are invited. Bring your kids for a walk in the woods.

For an article about the Banningwood Preserve in the 2013 Spring Lyme Land Trust Newsletter, click here.

Parking will be available along the driveway at 19 Town Street (Route 82) about 100 yards north of Hadlyme Four Corners and just north of the bridge over Roaring Brook.
Photo credit: Wendolyn Hill


terkkers

BanningwoodCelebrate the start of Spring and explore the new 100-acre Banningwood Preserve in Hadlyme.

Land Trust Vice President Don Gerber will lead the walk through the preserve. Also leading the walk, Land Trust Environmental Director Lisa Niccolai will talk about the flora and fauna of the property, Connecticut State Geologist Emeritus Ralph Lewis will explain its geology, and Lyme Selectman Parker Lord will discuss its history.

This hike will be moderately difficult because there are no trails. Waterproof hiking shoes or boots are suggested. Please do not bring pets. The walk is a preview to the more formal opening which will be announced after trails, which will be developed throughout the preserve, are completed. This event is open to the public. Members, non-members, Lyme residents and non-residents of all ages are invited. Bring your kids for a walk in the woods.

For an article about the Banningwood Preserve in the 2013 Spring Lyme Land Trust Newsletter, click here.

Parking will be available along the driveway at 19 Town Street (Route 82) about 100 yards north of Hadlyme Four Corners and just north of the bridge over Roaring Brook.
Photo credit: Wendolyn Hill

terkkers

BanningwoodCelebrate the start of Spring and explore the new 100-acre Banningwood Preserve in Hadlyme.

Land Trust Vice President Don Gerber will lead the walk through the preserve. Also leading the walk, Land Trust Environmental Director Lisa Niccolai will talk about the flora and fauna of the property, Connecticut State Geologist Emeritus Ralph Lewis will explain its geology, and Lyme Selectman Parker Lord will discuss its history.

This hike will be moderately difficult because there are no trails. Waterproof hiking shoes or boots are suggested. Please do not bring pets. The walk is a preview to the more formal opening which will be announced after trails, which will be developed throughout the preserve, are completed. This event is open to the public. Members, non-members, Lyme residents and non-residents of all ages are invited. Bring your kids for a walk in the woods.

For an article about the Banningwood Preserve in the 2013 Spring Lyme Land Trust Newsletter, click here.

Parking will be available along the driveway at 19 Town Street (Route 82) about 100 yards north of Hadlyme Four Corners and just north of the bridge over Roaring Brook.
Photo credit: Wendolyn Hill