Upcoming Events

Tuesday Trek: Johnston Preserve

Date: Tue March 5, 2024
Time: 9:00 am
Place: Johnston Preserve, Rte 82, Lyme CT
Contact Email: ryan.p.quinn@gmail.com
Presenter: Ryan Quinn
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Lets go for a hike around the Johnston Preserve. This will be a longer hike of 2.5 miles with the option of taking some extra loops if we are really feeling adventurous! Meet at the Johnston parking lot on Rte 82.

Contact: ryan.p.quinn@gmail.com

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule


Lets go for a hike around the Johnston Preserve. This will be a longer hike of 2.5 miles with the option of taking some extra loops if we are really feeling adventurous! Meet at the Johnston parking lot on Rte 82.

Contact: ryan.p.quinn@gmail.com

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule


Fungi and the Forest – A Presentation by Bill Yule

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Photo of Bill Yule by Wendy Hill
Date: Sun March 10, 2024
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm
Place: Lyme Public Hall, 249 Hamburg Rd (Rte 156), Lyme CT
Contact Email: education@lymelandtrust.org
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Join us for a fascinating introduction to the ecology and diversity of fungi in forest ecosystems, with Bill Yule, naturalist and mycologist. He has a wonderful way of explaining the complex functioning of fungi and its vital interconnections with other organisms within the forest. Bill will share information to identify various mushrooms by their characteristics.

Register: education@lymelandtrust.org

Directions: Please note: If using GPS, be sure you are sent to the Lyme PUBLIC Hall, 249 Hamburg Rd, not the Lyme TOWN Hall, 480 Hamburg Rd.  If using I-95, take exit 71 N (take a right) or S (go straight). From the light at the intersection of Hall’s Rd (Rte 1). and Rte 156 in Old Lyme, travel north on 156 for 4.6 miles into Hamburg Center.. The Public Hall is on your right about 1/4 mile south of the Hamburg Fair grounds.

“For those who hunger after the earthly excrescences called mushrooms.”

Bill Yule has been active in mycological education for 30 plus years and has given many education programs throughout the country. He is a retired High School Biology teacher and Environmental Educator. In addition, he taught Ecology and Environmental Education at The Connecticut River Museum for 20 years and worked on three environmental educational boats on the CT River. He is a member and educator for three local “Mushroom clubs”, Connecticut Valley Mycological Society, COMA (CT/Westchester Mycological Association) and PVMA (Pioneer Valley Mycological Association) as well as a past Board of Directors member of the North American Mycological Association. 

Visit Bill Yule’s Facebook Page


Join us for a fascinating introduction to the ecology and diversity of fungi in forest ecosystems, with Bill Yule, naturalist and mycologist. He has a wonderful way of explaining the complex functioning of fungi and its vital interconnections with other organisms within the forest. Bill will share information to identify various mushrooms by their characteristics.

Register: education@lymelandtrust.org

Directions: Please note: If using GPS, be sure you are sent to the Lyme PUBLIC Hall, 249 Hamburg Rd, not the Lyme TOWN Hall, 480 Hamburg Rd.  If using I-95, take exit 71 N (take a right) or S (go straight). From the light at the intersection of Hall’s Rd (Rte 1). and Rte 156 in Old Lyme, travel north on 156 for 4.6 miles into Hamburg Center.. The Public Hall is on your right about 1/4 mile south of the Hamburg Fair grounds.

“For those who hunger after the earthly excrescences called mushrooms.”

Bill Yule has been active in mycological education for 30 plus years and has given many education programs throughout the country. He is a retired High School Biology teacher and Environmental Educator. In addition, he taught Ecology and Environmental Education at The Connecticut River Museum for 20 years and worked on three environmental educational boats on the CT River. He is a member and educator for three local “Mushroom clubs”, Connecticut Valley Mycological Society, COMA (CT/Westchester Mycological Association) and PVMA (Pioneer Valley Mycological Association) as well as a past Board of Directors member of the North American Mycological Association. 

Visit Bill Yule’s Facebook Page


Tree Collective- Teen Hike and Steward Group Meet-up

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Date: Sun March 10, 2024
Time: 1:00-3:30 pm
Place: Register to learn location
Contact Email: reganstacey@gmail.com
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The Tree Collective is a program designed to engage young conservationists ages 14-18 in outdoor fun and education while working to maintain trails in our beautiful town of Lyme, CT. It is sponsored by the Lyme Land Trust under the leadership of environmentalist/artist Regan Stacey. Each time we meet, we offer a different topic, often with a hike and trail work in a selected preserve.

Tools and gloves provided.

For more information. 

Registration required: reganstacey@gmail.com.

Click on flyer to enlarge.

 


The Tree Collective is a program designed to engage young conservationists ages 14-18 in outdoor fun and education while working to maintain trails in our beautiful town of Lyme, CT. It is sponsored by the Lyme Land Trust under the leadership of environmentalist/artist Regan Stacey. Each time we meet, we offer a different topic, often with a hike and trail work in a selected preserve.

Tools and gloves provided.

For more information. 

Registration required: reganstacey@gmail.com.

Click on flyer to enlarge.

 


The Amazing Story Behind Solar Eclipses

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Date: Mon March 11, 2024
Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Place: Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library, Old Lyme
Contact Email: astronomy@lymelandtrust.org
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The Lyme Land Trust Astronomy Group will present an information session at the Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library, featuring:

  • How eclipses occur
  • Why Earth’s solar eclipses are unique
  • The April 8, 2024 eclipse and how to safely view it

Registration required. For more information and to register: Astronomy Events


The Lyme Land Trust Astronomy Group will present an information session at the Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library, featuring:

  • How eclipses occur
  • Why Earth’s solar eclipses are unique
  • The April 8, 2024 eclipse and how to safely view it

Registration required. For more information and to register: Astronomy Events


Tuesday Trek: Hartman Park

Date: Tue March 12, 2024
Time: 9:30 am
Place: Hartman Park
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
Presenter: Wendy Hill
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Come see what the beavers are up to. We’ll look for signs of spring. About 2 miles. Moderately easy walk. Meet at Hartman Park Main Entrance, Gungy Rd.

Contact: openspace@townlyme.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule


Come see what the beavers are up to. We’ll look for signs of spring. About 2 miles. Moderately easy walk. Meet at Hartman Park Main Entrance, Gungy Rd.

Contact: openspace@townlyme.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule


Spring Is in the Air – A Guided Forest Bathing Experience

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Date: Thu March 14, 2024
Time: 9:30-11:30 am
Place: Ravine Trail, meet up at Selden Preserve parking lot, Joshuatown Rd, Lyme CT
Contact Email: regan@reganstacey.com
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Renew your connection with yourself and the Earth as we tap into nature’s rhythms and welcome the season of spring—a time to relax, renew, and ground for the season ahead. Enjoy a gentle mindful movement sequence, a sensory awakening meditation, and invitations to connect with nature along the way. The experience concludes with tea together. The walk is about 1-mile over easy to moderate terrain.

Registration: $25 ~ includes the program and tea Register here.
Lyme Land Trust members receive 10% discount with code LLT10.

Rain or shine event. Challenging weather cancels.

Forest bathing is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku – taking in the forest atmosphere. As a growing global wellness movement, it is backed by nearly 40 years of scientific research on the holistic benefits of immersing yourself in nature. These benefits include reduced stress and blood pressure, increased creativity and focus, improved mood and sleep, and a boost to immune functions. In addition to the health benefits, this practice offers a pathway of reconnection to our Earth, restoring our relationship with the natural world for the well-being of all.

Regan Stacey is an artist and advocate for the Earth whose passion is to reconnect humans to nature for personal and planetary well-being. Through her private practice, she offers forest bathing sessions and mindfulness in nature retreats. She is also co-founder of The Forest Therapy School, training forest therapy guides to share this work around the world. Find out more about her work at reganstacey.com or theforesttherapyschool.com

Questions? Email Regan at regan@reganstacey.com

 

 


Renew your connection with yourself and the Earth as we tap into nature’s rhythms and welcome the season of spring—a time to relax, renew, and ground for the season ahead. Enjoy a gentle mindful movement sequence, a sensory awakening meditation, and invitations to connect with nature along the way. The experience concludes with tea together. The walk is about 1-mile over easy to moderate terrain.

Registration: $25 ~ includes the program and tea Register here.
Lyme Land Trust members receive 10% discount with code LLT10.

Rain or shine event. Challenging weather cancels.

Forest bathing is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku – taking in the forest atmosphere. As a growing global wellness movement, it is backed by nearly 40 years of scientific research on the holistic benefits of immersing yourself in nature. These benefits include reduced stress and blood pressure, increased creativity and focus, improved mood and sleep, and a boost to immune functions. In addition to the health benefits, this practice offers a pathway of reconnection to our Earth, restoring our relationship with the natural world for the well-being of all.

Regan Stacey is an artist and advocate for the Earth whose passion is to reconnect humans to nature for personal and planetary well-being. Through her private practice, she offers forest bathing sessions and mindfulness in nature retreats. She is also co-founder of The Forest Therapy School, training forest therapy guides to share this work around the world. Find out more about her work at reganstacey.com or theforesttherapyschool.com

Questions? Email Regan at regan@reganstacey.com

 

 


Tuesday Trek: Nehantic State Forest

Date: Tue March 19, 2024
Time: 9:00 am
Place: Nehantic State Forest, North Entrance, Keeny Rd, Lyme
Contact Email: Kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Kristina White
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Walk to the top of Nickerson Hill. We will see what the tree cutting project looks like and see stone walls and indigenous stoneworks.  3-4 miles. Plan for 2 hours. Park at North lot on Keeny Rd.

Contact: Kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule


Walk to the top of Nickerson Hill. We will see what the tree cutting project looks like and see stone walls and indigenous stoneworks.  3-4 miles. Plan for 2 hours. Park at North lot on Keeny Rd.

Contact: Kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule


Lymes Senior Center Take-a-Walk Wednesday with Wendy

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photo by Wendy Hill
Date: Wed March 20, 2024
Time: 9:30-11:30ish am
Place: Champlain South Preserve, Meetinghouse Lane, Old Lyme CT
Contact Email: sgould@oldlyme-ct.gov
Presenter: Wendy Hill
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Happy Spring! This beautiful trail system in the center of Old Lyme includes rocks, ridges, streams and vernal pools. The trail is moderate with some up and downs. We will walk about 2 miles.

Directions: Meet at the cul-de-sac at the end of Meetinghouse Lane, Old Lyme. Park along the road. To get there, take McCurdy Rd. to Johnny Cake Hill Rd. Take a left onto Meetinghouse Lane and go to the end.

Reservations are required.  Please email sgould@oldlyme-ct.gov or call 860-434-4127 to reserve your spot. Free to Lyme’s Senior Center members. $5 for non-members.

On the 2nd Wednesday of each month the group will get together at various hiking areas in Lyme and Old Lyme.  Hikes will be led by Wendy Hill, Open Space Coordinator of Lyme and the Vice President of Lyme Land Trust.  The walks are moderate, unless otherwise noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. Wear sturdy footwear and bring a hiking stick or pole if you would like. Everyone welcome. All hikes are 2.5 to 3 miles.  Inclement weather cancels the walk.

Sponsored with the Lyme’s Senior Center.


Happy Spring! This beautiful trail system in the center of Old Lyme includes rocks, ridges, streams and vernal pools. The trail is moderate with some up and downs. We will walk about 2 miles.

Directions: Meet at the cul-de-sac at the end of Meetinghouse Lane, Old Lyme. Park along the road. To get there, take McCurdy Rd. to Johnny Cake Hill Rd. Take a left onto Meetinghouse Lane and go to the end.

Reservations are required.  Please email sgould@oldlyme-ct.gov or call 860-434-4127 to reserve your spot. Free to Lyme’s Senior Center members. $5 for non-members.

On the 2nd Wednesday of each month the group will get together at various hiking areas in Lyme and Old Lyme.  Hikes will be led by Wendy Hill, Open Space Coordinator of Lyme and the Vice President of Lyme Land Trust.  The walks are moderate, unless otherwise noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. Wear sturdy footwear and bring a hiking stick or pole if you would like. Everyone welcome. All hikes are 2.5 to 3 miles.  Inclement weather cancels the walk.

Sponsored with the Lyme’s Senior Center.


Tuesday Trek: Selden Creek Preserve

Date: Tue March 26, 2024
Time: 9:00 am
Place: Selden Creek Preserve
Contact Email: jim.arrigoni@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Jim Arrigoni
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The usual highlight of this preserve is the breathtaking view of Selden Island and the Selden Creek marshes from a high atop a scenic cliff, but on this gentle-to-moderate 2-mile walk we’ll be stopping at a couple vernal pools along the way to check on the early-season amphibian courting activity. While it is impossible to guarantee seeing fickle critters like Wood Frogs and Spotted Salamanders in the flesh, we are likely to encounter their sign in the form of egg masses and other evidence. Meet at Selden Creek Preserve parking lot on Joshuatown Rd.

Contact:  Jim.arrigoni@lymelandtrust.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule


The usual highlight of this preserve is the breathtaking view of Selden Island and the Selden Creek marshes from a high atop a scenic cliff, but on this gentle-to-moderate 2-mile walk we’ll be stopping at a couple vernal pools along the way to check on the early-season amphibian courting activity. While it is impossible to guarantee seeing fickle critters like Wood Frogs and Spotted Salamanders in the flesh, we are likely to encounter their sign in the form of egg masses and other evidence. Meet at Selden Creek Preserve parking lot on Joshuatown Rd.

Contact:  Jim.arrigoni@lymelandtrust.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule


iNaturalist 101 – Connect with Nature

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Date: Thu March 28, 2024
Time: 7:00- 8:00 pm
Place: Lyme Land Trust Barn, 12-1 Town Street, Lyme, CT
Contact Email: jim.arrigoni@lymelandtrust.org
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iNaturalist App. Click to enlarge.

Want to know what you are seeing in nature? Want to contribute to citizen science by joining the Wild Lyme Biodiversity Project? With a photograph and a few taps on your smartphone, you, too, can follow in the footsteps of great biologists like Charles Darwin by identifying different species and sharing your observations with the scientific and conservation communities. Join  Jim Arrigoni, Lyme Land Trust (LLT) environmental director ad team member of the Lyme Pollinator Pathway, for this informative program.

Learn how to use iNaturalist on your smartphone or computer and learn more about the world of plants, insects, mushrooms, birds, and trees that are all around us. This 1-hour workshop will show you how to use the app on your smartphone and desktop computer, what the best practices are for entering photos, and add hands-on practice.

Join the Wild Lyme Biodiversity project on iNaturalist and contribute to the study of the variety of life on all of the Lyme preserves owned by LLT, the Town of Lyme and The Nature Conservancy. We’ll show you how to join the project on the app, what you can contribute, and what you can learn about Lyme and the surrounding areas.

iNaturalist app is a free app that can be downloaded on both iPhone and android. We ask that you download the app on your smartphone and set up an account before coming to the workshop, or come at 6:30 pm for help to download the app.

Reservations required. Jim.arrigoni@lymelandtrust.org

Follow iNaturalist on Instagram and see a fantastic nature photo from around the world.

For the web version of iNaturalist.

Co-sponsored with Lyme Pollinator Pathway


iNaturalist App. Click to enlarge.

Want to know what you are seeing in nature? Want to contribute to citizen science by joining the Wild Lyme Biodiversity Project? With a photograph and a few taps on your smartphone, you, too, can follow in the footsteps of great biologists like Charles Darwin by identifying different species and sharing your observations with the scientific and conservation communities. Join  Jim Arrigoni, Lyme Land Trust (LLT) environmental director ad team member of the Lyme Pollinator Pathway, for this informative program.

Learn how to use iNaturalist on your smartphone or computer and learn more about the world of plants, insects, mushrooms, birds, and trees that are all around us. This 1-hour workshop will show you how to use the app on your smartphone and desktop computer, what the best practices are for entering photos, and add hands-on practice.

Join the Wild Lyme Biodiversity project on iNaturalist and contribute to the study of the variety of life on all of the Lyme preserves owned by LLT, the Town of Lyme and The Nature Conservancy. We’ll show you how to join the project on the app, what you can contribute, and what you can learn about Lyme and the surrounding areas.

iNaturalist app is a free app that can be downloaded on both iPhone and android. We ask that you download the app on your smartphone and set up an account before coming to the workshop, or come at 6:30 pm for help to download the app.

Reservations required. Jim.arrigoni@lymelandtrust.org

Follow iNaturalist on Instagram and see a fantastic nature photo from around the world.

For the web version of iNaturalist.

Co-sponsored with Lyme Pollinator Pathway


Astronomy Observing Session

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Date: Fri March 29, 2024
Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Place: Trail 53 Observatory
Contact Email: astronomy@lymelandtrust.org
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Young or old, experienced, or totally unfamiliar, we look forward to exposing you to our uniquely dark skies here in Lyme. We have several different telescopes that are on display including a 14″ Schmidt-Cassegrain housed in a permanent observatory.

Registration required. Upon registration you will receive a link to directions and observing session guidelines.

For more information and to register: Astronomy Events


Young or old, experienced, or totally unfamiliar, we look forward to exposing you to our uniquely dark skies here in Lyme. We have several different telescopes that are on display including a 14″ Schmidt-Cassegrain housed in a permanent observatory.

Registration required. Upon registration you will receive a link to directions and observing session guidelines.

For more information and to register: Astronomy Events


Imagining Lyme–Photo Submission Deadline – Winter

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Barbara A. Costas, Winter 2022 Photo of Distinction
Date: Sun March 31, 2024
Time: midnight
Place: Submit photos to Imagining Lyme website
Contact Email: education@lymelandtrust.org
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Submit up to three of you favorite photos to share. The Lyme Land Trust program Imagining Lyme: A Visual Exploration of Lyme’s Preserves encourages everyone to expand their visual awareness and highlight the beauty of the Lyme preserves owned by the Lyme Land Trust, the Town of Lyme and the Nature Conservancy by taking photographs prompted by inspiration from professional photographers and artists. Amateur photographers may submit photos. Photographers do not have to be residents of Lyme but all photos must be taken in Lyme in any of these places:

  1. Lyme Preserves owned and/or managed by the Lyme Land Trust, Town of Lyme, The Nature Conservancy, and the State of CT.  View a map of the preserves
  2. Pollinator/wildlife habitat with native plants in Lyme – May be in a backyard, preserve or in a Lyme Pollinator Pathway garden in Lyme, CT.
  3. Trail 53 – The clear sky above Lyme.

For more information and to submit photos


Submit up to three of you favorite photos to share. The Lyme Land Trust program Imagining Lyme: A Visual Exploration of Lyme’s Preserves encourages everyone to expand their visual awareness and highlight the beauty of the Lyme preserves owned by the Lyme Land Trust, the Town of Lyme and the Nature Conservancy by taking photographs prompted by inspiration from professional photographers and artists. Amateur photographers may submit photos. Photographers do not have to be residents of Lyme but all photos must be taken in Lyme in any of these places:

  1. Lyme Preserves owned and/or managed by the Lyme Land Trust, Town of Lyme, The Nature Conservancy, and the State of CT.  View a map of the preserves
  2. Pollinator/wildlife habitat with native plants in Lyme – May be in a backyard, preserve or in a Lyme Pollinator Pathway garden in Lyme, CT.
  3. Trail 53 – The clear sky above Lyme.

For more information and to submit photos


Amphibians in Lyme Talk with Jim Arrigoni

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Green Frog by Renee Smith, Imagining Lyme Photo of Distinction
Date: Thu April 4, 2024
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: TBD
Contact Email: education@lymelandtrust.org
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Do you know how many species of frogs, toads, and salamanders call Lyme their home? Or what unique habitats they depend on for their survival? Or how they carry out their lives in our preserves and back yards? Why do frogs sing? Jim Arrigoni, Lyme Land Trust Environmental Director, will get you acquainted with charismatic species like Red-spotted Newts, Gray Tree Frogs, Marbled Salamanders, and Wood Frogs, and also demonstrate how you can contribute to science by sharing your amphibian observations with the Wild Lyme iNaturalist Project.

Register: jim.arrigoni@lymelandtrust.org

There is an optional follow-up amphibian walk on Saturday, April 6. Space is limited. Registration is required. To learn more.


Do you know how many species of frogs, toads, and salamanders call Lyme their home? Or what unique habitats they depend on for their survival? Or how they carry out their lives in our preserves and back yards? Why do frogs sing? Jim Arrigoni, Lyme Land Trust Environmental Director, will get you acquainted with charismatic species like Red-spotted Newts, Gray Tree Frogs, Marbled Salamanders, and Wood Frogs, and also demonstrate how you can contribute to science by sharing your amphibian observations with the Wild Lyme iNaturalist Project.

Register: jim.arrigoni@lymelandtrust.org

There is an optional follow-up amphibian walk on Saturday, April 6. Space is limited. Registration is required. To learn more.


Spring Amphibian Walk with Jim Arrigoni

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Date: Sat April 6, 2024
Time: 10:00 am-noon
Place: Selde Creek Preserve, Joshuatown Rd, Lyme CT
Contact Email: education@lymelandtrust.org
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Join LLT environmental director Jim Arrigoni on a stroll through the varied terrain of Selden Creek Preserve. We’ll look at the landscape though the perspective of different species of frogs and salamanders, highlighting different habitats and features that are critical to the survival of these often overlooked wildlife. Vernal pool wetlands, which are breeding sites for Wood Frogs and Spotted Salamanders, will be in full flourish, teeming with amphibian egg masses and maybe even early tadpoles. American Toads, Red-spotted Newts, and Spring Peepers are other species we may encounter.

Space is limited. Register: jim.arrigoni@lymelandtrust.org

This is a follow-up to an amphibian slide show on April 4. Attendance at the slide show is not required to attend the walk.
For more information on the slide show.

 

 


Join LLT environmental director Jim Arrigoni on a stroll through the varied terrain of Selden Creek Preserve. We’ll look at the landscape though the perspective of different species of frogs and salamanders, highlighting different habitats and features that are critical to the survival of these often overlooked wildlife. Vernal pool wetlands, which are breeding sites for Wood Frogs and Spotted Salamanders, will be in full flourish, teeming with amphibian egg masses and maybe even early tadpoles. American Toads, Red-spotted Newts, and Spring Peepers are other species we may encounter.

Space is limited. Register: jim.arrigoni@lymelandtrust.org

This is a follow-up to an amphibian slide show on April 4. Attendance at the slide show is not required to attend the walk.
For more information on the slide show.

 

 


Tree Collective – Vernal Pools – Teen Hike

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Wood Frog
Date: Sun April 21, 2024
Time: 1:00-3:30 pm
Place: Selden Creek Preserve, Joshuatown Rd., Lyme CT
Contact Email: reganstacey@gmail.com
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For young conservationists aged 14-18, join us as we explore the vernal pools at Selden Creek Preserve with Jim Arrigoni, Lyme Land Trust Environmental Director. We will look for spotted salamander eggs, marbled salamander larvae, as well as, fairy shrimp and maybe we’ll even discover a few surprises! We’ll round out our time together with a hike to the overlooks exploring all that is coming to life in spring.

For more information about the Tree Collective. 

Registration required: reganstacey@gmail.com.

Click on flyer to enlarge.

 


For young conservationists aged 14-18, join us as we explore the vernal pools at Selden Creek Preserve with Jim Arrigoni, Lyme Land Trust Environmental Director. We will look for spotted salamander eggs, marbled salamander larvae, as well as, fairy shrimp and maybe we’ll even discover a few surprises! We’ll round out our time together with a hike to the overlooks exploring all that is coming to life in spring.

For more information about the Tree Collective. 

Registration required: reganstacey@gmail.com.

Click on flyer to enlarge.

 


Astronomy Observing Session

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Date: Fri May 3, 2024
Time: 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Place: Trail 53 Observatory
Contact Email: astronomy@lymelandtrust.org
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Young or old, experienced, or totally unfamiliar, we look forward to exposing you to our uniquely dark skies here in Lyme. We have several different telescopes that are on display including a 14″ Schmidt-Cassegrain housed in a permanent observatory.

Registration required. Upon registration you will receive a link to directions and observing session guidelines.

For more information and to register: Astronomy Events


Young or old, experienced, or totally unfamiliar, we look forward to exposing you to our uniquely dark skies here in Lyme. We have several different telescopes that are on display including a 14″ Schmidt-Cassegrain housed in a permanent observatory.

Registration required. Upon registration you will receive a link to directions and observing session guidelines.

For more information and to register: Astronomy Events


Tree Collective- Teen Hike and Steward Group Meet-up

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Date: Sat May 11, 2024
Time: 1:00-3:30 pm
Place: Register to learn location
Contact Email: reganstacey@gmail.com
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The Tree Collective is a program designed to engage young conservationists ages 14-18 in outdoor fun and education while working to maintain trails in our beautiful town of Lyme, CT. It is sponsored by the Lyme Land Trust under the leadership of environmentalist/artist Regan Stacey. Each time we meet, we offer a different topic, often with a hike and trail work in a selected preserve.

Tools and gloves provided.

For more information. 

Registration required: reganstacey@gmail.com.

Click on flyer to enlarge.

 


The Tree Collective is a program designed to engage young conservationists ages 14-18 in outdoor fun and education while working to maintain trails in our beautiful town of Lyme, CT. It is sponsored by the Lyme Land Trust under the leadership of environmentalist/artist Regan Stacey. Each time we meet, we offer a different topic, often with a hike and trail work in a selected preserve.

Tools and gloves provided.

For more information. 

Registration required: reganstacey@gmail.com.

Click on flyer to enlarge.

 


Reptiles in Lyme Talk with Jim Arrigoni

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Box Turtle by Wendy Hill
Date: Thu May 23, 2024
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: TBD
Contact Email: education@lymelandtrust.org
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Do you know how many species of snakes and turtles call Lyme their home? Or what unique habitats they depend on for their survival? Or how they carry out their lives in our preserves and back yards? Ever wonder what that Snapping Turtle is doing in your garden or at the edge of your driveway every June? Jim Arrigoni, LLT environmental director, will get you acquainted with charismatic species like Wood Turtle, Black Racer, Smooth Green Snake, and Musk Turtle, and also demonstrate how you can contribute to science by sharing your reptile observations with the Wild Lyme iNaturalist Project.

Register: jim.arrigoni@lymelandtrust.org


Do you know how many species of snakes and turtles call Lyme their home? Or what unique habitats they depend on for their survival? Or how they carry out their lives in our preserves and back yards? Ever wonder what that Snapping Turtle is doing in your garden or at the edge of your driveway every June? Jim Arrigoni, LLT environmental director, will get you acquainted with charismatic species like Wood Turtle, Black Racer, Smooth Green Snake, and Musk Turtle, and also demonstrate how you can contribute to science by sharing your reptile observations with the Wild Lyme iNaturalist Project.

Register: jim.arrigoni@lymelandtrust.org


Astronomy Observing Session

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Date: Fri May 31, 2024
Time: 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Place: Trail 53 Observatory
Contact Email: astronomy@lymelandtrust.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

Young or old, experienced, or totally unfamiliar, we look forward to exposing you to our uniquely dark skies here in Lyme. We have several different telescopes that are on display including a 14″ Schmidt-Cassegrain housed in a permanent observatory.

Registration required. Upon registration you will receive a link to directions and observing session guidelines.

For more information and to register: Astronomy Events


Young or old, experienced, or totally unfamiliar, we look forward to exposing you to our uniquely dark skies here in Lyme. We have several different telescopes that are on display including a 14″ Schmidt-Cassegrain housed in a permanent observatory.

Registration required. Upon registration you will receive a link to directions and observing session guidelines.

For more information and to register: Astronomy Events


CT Trails Day – Intro to Forest Bathing

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Wendolyn Hill
Date: Sat June 1, 2024
Time: 10:00-11:15 am
Place: Banningwood Preserve, 19 Town St. Lyme, CT
Contact Email: regan@reganstacey.com
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Curious about forest bathing?  On CT Trails Day, come dip your toes into this Japanese-inspired practice of “taking in the forest atmosphere.”  Slow down, awaken your senses, and enjoy the wonders of nature as you deeply relax in the forest.

 

On this 75 -minute intro to forest bathing walk, you’ll be guided on a gentle, mindful stroll. Along the way, your certified forest therapy guide, Regan Stacey, will offer you a series of sensory-opening “invitations” designed to help you connect with the natural world in your own authentic way.  Leave your stresses behind and connect with the healing powers of nature. The walk is about a half-mile over easy to moderate terrain.

Registration: No charge. Register here.

Rain or shine.

 

Forest bathing is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku – taking in the forest atmosphere. As a growing global wellness movement, it is backed by nearly 40 years of scientific research on the holistic benefits of immersing yourself in nature. These benefits include reduced stress and blood pressure, increased creativity and focus, improved mood and sleep, and a boost to immune functions.

 Regan Stacey is an artist and environmentalist whose passion is to re-connect humans to nature for the betterment of themselves, their communities, and our planet, Earth.  She is also co-founder of The Forest Therapy School, training forest therapy guides to share this work around the world.  Locally, she is involved in a number of nature-based organizations and facilitates kids’ clubs through the Lyme Land Trust. You can find out more about her work at reganstacey.com   


Curious about forest bathing?  On CT Trails Day, come dip your toes into this Japanese-inspired practice of “taking in the forest atmosphere.”  Slow down, awaken your senses, and enjoy the wonders of nature as you deeply relax in the forest.

 

On this 75 -minute intro to forest bathing walk, you’ll be guided on a gentle, mindful stroll. Along the way, your certified forest therapy guide, Regan Stacey, will offer you a series of sensory-opening “invitations” designed to help you connect with the natural world in your own authentic way.  Leave your stresses behind and connect with the healing powers of nature. The walk is about a half-mile over easy to moderate terrain.

Registration: No charge. Register here.

Rain or shine.

 

Forest bathing is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku – taking in the forest atmosphere. As a growing global wellness movement, it is backed by nearly 40 years of scientific research on the holistic benefits of immersing yourself in nature. These benefits include reduced stress and blood pressure, increased creativity and focus, improved mood and sleep, and a boost to immune functions.

 Regan Stacey is an artist and environmentalist whose passion is to re-connect humans to nature for the betterment of themselves, their communities, and our planet, Earth.  She is also co-founder of The Forest Therapy School, training forest therapy guides to share this work around the world.  Locally, she is involved in a number of nature-based organizations and facilitates kids’ clubs through the Lyme Land Trust. You can find out more about her work at reganstacey.com   


Tour de Lyme 2024

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Date: Sun June 2, 2024
Time: starting at 7 am
Place: Ashlawn Farms, Bill Hill Road, Lyme CT
Contact Email: kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Lyme Land Conservation Trust
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Please join us for the annual Tour de Lyme cycling event with beautifully scenic routes for all ages and levels. We’re looking forward to seeing you!

Registration is open!

For more information, visit the Tour de Lyme webpage:

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.


 

Please join us for the annual Tour de Lyme cycling event with beautifully scenic routes for all ages and levels. We’re looking forward to seeing you!

Registration is open!

For more information, visit the Tour de Lyme webpage:

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.


Tree Collective- Teen Hike and Steward Group Meet-up

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Date: Sun June 9, 2024
Time: 1:00-3:30 pm
Place: Register to learn location
Contact Email: reganstacey@gmail.com
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The Tree Collective is a program designed to engage young conservationists ages 14-18 in outdoor fun and education while working to maintain trails in our beautiful town of Lyme, CT. It is sponsored by the Lyme Land Trust under the leadership of environmentalist/artist Regan Stacey. Each time we meet, we offer a different topic, often with a hike and trail work in a selected preserve.

Tools and gloves provided.

For more information. 

Registration required: reganstacey@gmail.com.

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The Tree Collective is a program designed to engage young conservationists ages 14-18 in outdoor fun and education while working to maintain trails in our beautiful town of Lyme, CT. It is sponsored by the Lyme Land Trust under the leadership of environmentalist/artist Regan Stacey. Each time we meet, we offer a different topic, often with a hike and trail work in a selected preserve.

Tools and gloves provided.

For more information. 

Registration required: reganstacey@gmail.com.

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Our Annual Meeting: A Field Guide to the Connecticut River

Date: Fri June 21, 2024
Time: 6:00 pm
Place: TBD
Contact Email: info@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Patrick J. Lynch
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Patrick-LynchWe are delighted to have author Patrick J. Lynch as presenter at the Lyme Land Trust Annual Meeting. Patrick has just launched his eleventh book, a Field Guide to the Connecticut River. Using images of his beautiful illustrations, Patrick J. Lynch will present a talk about the geology and biology of the Connecticut River, and place our current challenges within the context of 20,000 years of major changes in the River since it was formed at the end of the Ice Age.

Patrick J. Lynch is an author, illustrator, photographer, and artist. Lynch retired from Yale University after 45 years as an interactive media designer, medical illustrator, biomedical and scientific photographer, video producer, and for the past 30 years a director of media and communications departments, and a designer of interactive multimedia teaching, training, and informational software and Web sites.

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.

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 author Patrick J. Lynch as presenter at the Lyme Land Trust Annual Meeting. Patrick has just launched his eleventh book, a Field Guide to the Connecticut River. Using images of his beautiful illustrations, Patrick J. Lynch will present a talk about the geology and biology of the Connecticut River, and place our current challenges within the context of 20,000 years of major changes in the River since it was formed at the end of the Ice Age.

Patrick J. Lynch is an author, illustrator, photographer, and artist. Lynch retired from Yale University after 45 years as an interactive media designer, medical illustrator, biomedical and scientific photographer, video producer, and for the past 30 years a director of media and communications departments, and a designer of interactive multimedia teaching, training, and informational software and Web sites.

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.

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


Astronomy Observing Session

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Date: Fri June 28, 2024
Time: 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Place: Trail 53 Observatory
Contact Email: astronomy@lymelandtrust.org
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Young or old, experienced, or totally unfamiliar, we look forward to exposing you to our uniquely dark skies here in Lyme. We have several different telescopes that are on display including a 14″ Schmidt-Cassegrain housed in a permanent observatory.

Registration required. Upon registration you will receive a link to directions and observing session guidelines.

For more information and to register: Astronomy Events


Young or old, experienced, or totally unfamiliar, we look forward to exposing you to our uniquely dark skies here in Lyme. We have several different telescopes that are on display including a 14″ Schmidt-Cassegrain housed in a permanent observatory.

Registration required. Upon registration you will receive a link to directions and observing session guidelines.

For more information and to register: Astronomy Events