Past Events

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
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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.


CANCELLED – Mother’s Day Hike – Hartman Park

Date: Sun May 12, 2019
Time: 2:30 - 4:00ish pm
Place: Meet at Hartman Park Entrance Parking Lot
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

Sessile Bellwort-photo by Wendolyn Hill

This walk is cancelled due to inclement weather.  Have a Happy Mother’s Day!

Join us for a Mother’s Day walk to enjoy the beautiful spring wildflowers. The beavers have been active all winter and we will visit their environment. Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust Board member, and Lyme open Space Coordinator, will lead this moderately easy walk at Hartman Park

We will have a snack. Bring water or something to drink.

Meet at the of Hartman Park Entrance Parking Lot on Gungy Road in Lyme.

Rain cancels.

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

Registration is appreciated: openspace@townlyme.org


Sessile Bellwort-photo by Wendolyn Hill

This walk is cancelled due to inclement weather.  Have a Happy Mother’s Day!

Join us for a Mother’s Day walk to enjoy the beautiful spring wildflowers. The beavers have been active all winter and we will visit their environment. Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust Board member, and Lyme open Space Coordinator, will lead this moderately easy walk at Hartman Park

We will have a snack. Bring water or something to drink.

Meet at the of Hartman Park Entrance Parking Lot on Gungy Road in Lyme.

Rain cancels.

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

Registration is appreciated: openspace@townlyme.org


Bird Walk at Nehantic State Park, East Lyme

Date: Sat May 11, 2019
Time: 8:00-10:00am
Place: Nehantic State Forest, Holmes Road Parking Lot, East Lyme
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

 

Worm-eating Warbler, credit: Patrick Comins

Join us for a bird walk featuring woodland birds in Nehantic State Forest, part of the Lyme Forest Block Important Bird Area. An Audubon expert birder will lead the walk where you can see and hear a diverse selection of bird species, including the Worm-eating Warbler, Wood Thrush and Cerulean Warbler. Even if you have never gone a bird walk before, this will be a great opportunity to learn more about the birds in your area and gain appreciation for their habitat. Don’t forget your binoculars!

This free event is part of a Bird Walk 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 bird walks and events offered by the Lyme Forest Block Conservation Project.

Please fill out this RSVP form if you plan to attend this or any Lyme Forest Block bird walk. If you have any questions, contact Genevieve Nuttall, Audubon Bird Conservation Programs Associate, at gnuttall@audubon.org.

 


 

Worm-eating Warbler, credit: Patrick Comins

Join us for a bird walk featuring woodland birds in Nehantic State Forest, part of the Lyme Forest Block Important Bird Area. An Audubon expert birder will lead the walk where you can see and hear a diverse selection of bird species, including the Worm-eating Warbler, Wood Thrush and Cerulean Warbler. Even if you have never gone a bird walk before, this will be a great opportunity to learn more about the birds in your area and gain appreciation for their habitat. Don’t forget your binoculars!

This free event is part of a Bird Walk 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 bird walks and events offered by the Lyme Forest Block Conservation Project.

Please fill out this RSVP form if you plan to attend this or any Lyme Forest Block bird walk. If you have any questions, contact Genevieve Nuttall, Audubon Bird Conservation Programs Associate, at gnuttall@audubon.org.

 


Trailblazers – Walk at Hartman Park

Date: Tue May 7, 2019
Time: 9:30 am-11:30 am
Place: Meet at Hartman Park 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.

Photo credit: Wendolyn Hill
Photo credit: Wendolyn Hill

Join us for this moderately easy walk in the woods. We will explore the Hartman Park section of the  Lyme Corner Trails led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member and Open Space Coordinator for the Town of Lyme. This time of year, there are a lot of wildflowers at hartman Park. The hike is about 2.5 miles long with an option for short cuts along the way. We walk through diverse habitat including an active beaver community.

Rain Cancels.

The Hartman Park Entrance is on Gungy Road about 1 mile north of the 4-way stop signs at the intersection of Beaverbrook Road, Grassy Hill Road, and Gungy Road.


Photo credit: Wendolyn Hill
Photo credit: Wendolyn Hill

Join us for this moderately easy walk in the woods. We will explore the Hartman Park section of the  Lyme Corner Trails led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member and Open Space Coordinator for the Town of Lyme. This time of year, there are a lot of wildflowers at hartman Park. The hike is about 2.5 miles long with an option for short cuts along the way. We walk through diverse habitat including an active beaver community.

Rain Cancels.

The Hartman Park Entrance is on Gungy Road about 1 mile north of the 4-way stop signs at the intersection of Beaverbrook Road, Grassy Hill Road, and Gungy Road.


CANCELLED – 2nd Annual Earth Day Family Festival

Date: Sun May 5, 2019
Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Place: NaturePlace at Banningwood Preserve, Town Street, Lyme
Contact Email: stewardship@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Lyme Land Trust
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

This event has been cancelled due to rain. It will be rescheduled in the late summer or early fall.

Come celebrate Earth Day during this community event. Events are a short half-mile walk from parking to Diana’s Field with a host of family-friendly activities!

Please bring your own water to drink.

Scheduled Activities

  • 11:00 am: Meet at parking lot for family-friendly forest walk with biologist Jim Arrigoni. Ends at bonfire.
  • 12:30-2:00 pm: Geology walk with Ralph Lewis. Meet at bonfire.

Anytime Activities:

  • Bug Discovery in Roaring Brook with Pat Young of the Eight Mile River Wild and Scenic Coordinating Committee
  • Fun and games in Diana’s Field with Lyme’s Park and Rec. Nesting ball activity offered by the teen naturalist group “The Tree Collective”.
  • Live music in Diana’s Field with Sophia Griswold
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • S’mores by the bonfire
  • Bring your own blanket and picnic!
  • Goodie bags

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

Raindate: Saturday, May 5


This event has been cancelled due to rain. It will be rescheduled in the late summer or early fall.

Come celebrate Earth Day during this community event. Events are a short half-mile walk from parking to Diana’s Field with a host of family-friendly activities!

Please bring your own water to drink.

Scheduled Activities

  • 11:00 am: Meet at parking lot for family-friendly forest walk with biologist Jim Arrigoni. Ends at bonfire.
  • 12:30-2:00 pm: Geology walk with Ralph Lewis. Meet at bonfire.

Anytime Activities:

  • Bug Discovery in Roaring Brook with Pat Young of the Eight Mile River Wild and Scenic Coordinating Committee
  • Fun and games in Diana’s Field with Lyme’s Park and Rec. Nesting ball activity offered by the teen naturalist group “The Tree Collective”.
  • Live music in Diana’s Field with Sophia Griswold
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • S’mores by the bonfire
  • Bring your own blanket and picnic!
  • Goodie bags

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

Raindate: Saturday, May 5


Bird Walk at Hartman Park

Date: Sat April 27, 2019
Time: 8:00-10:00am
Place: Hartman Park, Gungy Road, Lyme
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

 

Worm-eating Warbler, credit: Patrick Comins

Join us for a bird walk featuring woodland birds in Hartman Park, part of the Lyme Forest Block Important Bird Area. An Audubon expert birder will lead the walk where you can see and hear a diverse selection of bird species, including the Worm-eating Warbler, Wood Thrush and Cerulean Warbler. Even if you have never gone a bird walk before, this will be a great opportunity to learn more about the birds in your area and gain appreciation for their habitat. Don’t forget your binoculars!

This free event is part of a Bird Walk 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 bird walks and events offered by the Lyme Forest Block Conservation Project.

Please fill out this RSVP form if you plan to attend this or any Lyme Forest Block bird walk. If you have any questions, contact Genevieve Nuttall, Audubon Bird Conservation Programs Associate, at gnuttall@audubon.org.

 


 

Worm-eating Warbler, credit: Patrick Comins

Join us for a bird walk featuring woodland birds in Hartman Park, part of the Lyme Forest Block Important Bird Area. An Audubon expert birder will lead the walk where you can see and hear a diverse selection of bird species, including the Worm-eating Warbler, Wood Thrush and Cerulean Warbler. Even if you have never gone a bird walk before, this will be a great opportunity to learn more about the birds in your area and gain appreciation for their habitat. Don’t forget your binoculars!

This free event is part of a Bird Walk 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 bird walks and events offered by the Lyme Forest Block Conservation Project.

Please fill out this RSVP form if you plan to attend this or any Lyme Forest Block bird walk. If you have any questions, contact Genevieve Nuttall, Audubon Bird Conservation Programs Associate, at gnuttall@audubon.org.

 


Trailblazers walk- Patrell Preserve

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Date: Tue April 23, 2019
Time: 10:00-11:55 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.

Join us for this moderately easy walk in the woods at the  Patrell Preserve  in Lyme and East Haddam, led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member and Town of Lyme Open Space Coordinator. Everyone is welcome. The Preserve has about 3000 feet of footage along the Eightmile River and an awesome footbridge over the river!

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.


Join us for this moderately easy walk in the woods at the  Patrell Preserve  in Lyme and East Haddam, led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member and Town of Lyme Open Space Coordinator. Everyone is welcome. The Preserve has about 3000 feet of footage along the Eightmile River and an awesome footbridge over the river!

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.


What Birds Need Year-Round & Important Bird Areas

Date: Wed April 17, 2019
Time: 6:30-8:00 pm
Place: East Haddam Grange Hall, 488 Tower Street, East Haddam, 06423
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
Presenter: Audubon CT, Lyme Land Trust, and Town of Lyme and regional land trusts
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

Photo by LInda Waters

Join Genevieve Nuttall, Audubon Connecticut’s Bird Conservation Programs Associate, for an engaging presentation on keeping habitat available for songbirds throughout the year. You can go above and beyond putting a bird feeder outside your window to attract many types of birds! Learn how efforts in your own backyard contribute to Audubon’s work to protect bird habitats on a national scale. Snacks provided!

This free event is part of a Bird Walk 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.

Please fill out this RSVP form if you plan to attend this or any Lyme Forest Block presentation.


Photo by LInda Waters

Join Genevieve Nuttall, Audubon Connecticut’s Bird Conservation Programs Associate, for an engaging presentation on keeping habitat available for songbirds throughout the year. You can go above and beyond putting a bird feeder outside your window to attract many types of birds! Learn how efforts in your own backyard contribute to Audubon’s work to protect bird habitats on a national scale. Snacks provided!

This free event is part of a Bird Walk 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.

Please fill out this RSVP form if you plan to attend this or any Lyme Forest Block presentation.


Bird Walk at The Lay Preserve, Old Lyme

Date: Sat April 13, 2019
Time: 8:00-10:00am
Place: Lay Preserve, Lord's Meadow, Old Lyme
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

 

Join us for a bird walk in Lay Preserve in Old Lyme, part of the Lyme Forest Block Important Bird Area. An Audubon expert birder will lead the walk where you can see and hear a diverse selection of bird species. Even if you have never gone on a bird walk before, this will be a great opportunity to learn more about the birds in your area and gain appreciation for their habitat. Don’t forget your binoculars!

This free event is part of a Bird Walk 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 bird walks and events offered by the Lyme Forest Block Conservation Project.

For directions.

Please fill out this RSVP form if you plan to attend this or any Lyme Forest Block bird walk. If you have any questions, contact Genevieve Nuttall, Audubon Bird Conservation Programs Associate, at gnuttall@audubon.org.

 


 

Join us for a bird walk in Lay Preserve in Old Lyme, part of the Lyme Forest Block Important Bird Area. An Audubon expert birder will lead the walk where you can see and hear a diverse selection of bird species. Even if you have never gone on a bird walk before, this will be a great opportunity to learn more about the birds in your area and gain appreciation for their habitat. Don’t forget your binoculars!

This free event is part of a Bird Walk 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 bird walks and events offered by the Lyme Forest Block Conservation Project.

For directions.

Please fill out this RSVP form if you plan to attend this or any Lyme Forest Block bird walk. If you have any questions, contact Genevieve Nuttall, Audubon Bird Conservation Programs Associate, at gnuttall@audubon.org.