Upcoming Events

Meadow Walk with Pete Picone: Jewett Preserve

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Photo by Wendolyn Hill
Date: Sun October 2, 2022
Time: 1:30-3:30 pm
Place: Jewett Preserve, McIntosh Road, Lyme CT
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
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Join Pete Picone, CT DEEP wildlife biologist and native habitat expert, for a tour of the meadow and surrounding shrub-land in Jewett Preserve. He will identify plants and make recommendations for nurturing the vegetation that provides habitat for wildlife. Learn about which plants are beneficial for pollinators, and how to manage invasives. His guidance can be applied to enhancing habitat in your own back yard.

Co-sponsored with the Lyme Pollinator Pathway and the Town of Lyme.

Registration required: openspace@townlyme.org    

Park in the lot on McIntosh Rd, about 1/4 mile from the intersection with Rte 156. 


 

Join Pete Picone, CT DEEP wildlife biologist and native habitat expert, for a tour of the meadow and surrounding shrub-land in Jewett Preserve. He will identify plants and make recommendations for nurturing the vegetation that provides habitat for wildlife. Learn about which plants are beneficial for pollinators, and how to manage invasives. His guidance can be applied to enhancing habitat in your own back yard.

Co-sponsored with the Lyme Pollinator Pathway and the Town of Lyme.

Registration required: openspace@townlyme.org    

Park in the lot on McIntosh Rd, about 1/4 mile from the intersection with Rte 156. 


Tuesday Trek: Brockway Hawthorne Preserve

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Date: Tue October 4, 2022
Time: 9:00 am -11:00 am
Place: Park at Joshuatown Rd Entrance by the Cedar Hill (Selden) Cemetery
Contact Email: kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Kristina White
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Walk an old road and onto our longest walkway over wetlands.  Pass stone walls and laurel groves. Park at Joshuatown Rd Entrance by the Cedar Hill (Selden) Cemetery – 3 miles

Contact: Kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule

Join us for a refreshing morning walk on a Lyme preserve led by a board or staff member of the Lyme Land Trust. The leaders will alternate each week between Sue Cope, Wendy Hill, Tony Irving, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are about two hours and are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve. 

 


Walk an old road and onto our longest walkway over wetlands.  Pass stone walls and laurel groves. Park at Joshuatown Rd Entrance by the Cedar Hill (Selden) Cemetery – 3 miles

Contact: Kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule

Join us for a refreshing morning walk on a Lyme preserve led by a board or staff member of the Lyme Land Trust. The leaders will alternate each week between Sue Cope, Wendy Hill, Tony Irving, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are about two hours and are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve. 

 


Fall Colors Forest Bathing

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by Wendy Hill
Date: Sun October 9, 2022
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Place: Brockway-Hawthorne Preserve, Brush Hill Road, Lyme CT
Contact Email: regan@reganstacey.com
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Relax and unwind on a guided forest bathing experience among the colors of fall. Enjoy a gentle, mindful stroll as you relax and connect with the restorative powers of nature. Your certified forest therapy guide, Regan Stacey, will offer you a series of invitations or prompts designed to awaken your senses to the natural world and all that autumn has to offer. The walk is about 1-mile over easy to moderate terrain. Folding stools are available for your use, or bring along your own stool or sit mat.

The walk concludes with a wild-foraged tea.

Registration: $32 ~ includes the program and tea
Lyme Land Trust members receive a 15% discount with code: LLT15

Register here. 

This is a rain or shine event.

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, environmentalist and yoga instructor, 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   


 

Relax and unwind on a guided forest bathing experience among the colors of fall. Enjoy a gentle, mindful stroll as you relax and connect with the restorative powers of nature. Your certified forest therapy guide, Regan Stacey, will offer you a series of invitations or prompts designed to awaken your senses to the natural world and all that autumn has to offer. The walk is about 1-mile over easy to moderate terrain. Folding stools are available for your use, or bring along your own stool or sit mat.

The walk concludes with a wild-foraged tea.

Registration: $32 ~ includes the program and tea
Lyme Land Trust members receive a 15% discount with code: LLT15

Register here. 

This is a rain or shine event.

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, environmentalist and yoga instructor, 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   


Tuesday Trek: Plimpton Preserve

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Tony Irving
Date: Tue October 11, 2022
Time: 9:00 am -11:00 am
Place: Park across from the entrance on the side of Sterling City Rd. near Old Stone Post Rd.
Contact Email: anthonyinlyme@gmail.com
Presenter: Tony Irving
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Some steep hills, but short hike to overlook. 1.75 mile loop with some walking on the road.

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule

Join us for a refreshing morning walk on a Lyme preserve led by a board or staff member of the Lyme Land Trust. The leaders will alternate each week between Sue Cope, Wendy Hill, Tony Irving, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are about two hours and are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve. 

 


Some steep hills, but short hike to overlook. 1.75 mile loop with some walking on the road.

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule

Join us for a refreshing morning walk on a Lyme preserve led by a board or staff member of the Lyme Land Trust. The leaders will alternate each week between Sue Cope, Wendy Hill, Tony Irving, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are about two hours and are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve. 

 


Lymes’ Senior Center Take-A-Hike Thursday with Wendy Hill

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Date: Thu October 13, 2022
Time: 9:30 am -12:00ish pm
Place: John Lohman Preserve, 33 Coult Lane, Old Lyme Ct
Contact Email: sgould@oldlyme-ct.gov
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Parking is along the road. A short steep incline opens to a beautiful expanse of meadow. We will walk along the mowed path to reach our destination, Whale Rock, a spectacular outcropping with views of Lord Cove and the CT River. Bring your binoculars. 1.5 miles. John Lohman Preserve.

Reservations are required.  Please email sgould@oldlyme-ct.gov or call 860-434-4127 to reserve your spot.

On the 2nd Thursday 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, dress for the weather and a hiking stick or pole if you would like. Everyone welcome.  Inclement weather cancels the hike.

Sponsored by the Lyme’s Senior Center. 

 


Parking is along the road. A short steep incline opens to a beautiful expanse of meadow. We will walk along the mowed path to reach our destination, Whale Rock, a spectacular outcropping with views of Lord Cove and the CT River. Bring your binoculars. 1.5 miles. John Lohman Preserve.

Reservations are required.  Please email sgould@oldlyme-ct.gov or call 860-434-4127 to reserve your spot.

On the 2nd Thursday 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, dress for the weather and a hiking stick or pole if you would like. Everyone welcome.  Inclement weather cancels the hike.

Sponsored by the Lyme’s Senior Center. 

 


Cardboard Sheet Mulching 101-How to Prepare a Native Garden Bed

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Date: Sat October 15, 2022
Time: 9:00 am -11:00 am
Place: Reeds Landing, Old Hamburg Rd., LymeCT
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
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Join the Lyme Pollinator Pathway and New England Pollinator Gardens for a crash course in cardboard sheet mulching smother technique! Learn organic mulching tips and strategies that you can use in your own yard this fall to prepare your next native pollinator garden.

Fall is the perfect time to begin preparing a planting site for next spring.  When performed appropriately and using the correct cardboard, sheet mulching is a safe and sustainable process that smothers existing turf grass and invasive plants.  When left over the winter, you will have a “blank canvass” to plant with native plants in the springtime.

Start collecting larger sheets of clean brown cardboard without glossy surfaces or glues adhered to the surface. Pull off tape.  Ideal sheet sizes range 4ft x 6ft or so , though smaller sizes can also be deployed.

Please bring the cardboard with you Saturday morning.

Please register: openspace@townlyme.org


Join the Lyme Pollinator Pathway and New England Pollinator Gardens for a crash course in cardboard sheet mulching smother technique! Learn organic mulching tips and strategies that you can use in your own yard this fall to prepare your next native pollinator garden.

Fall is the perfect time to begin preparing a planting site for next spring.  When performed appropriately and using the correct cardboard, sheet mulching is a safe and sustainable process that smothers existing turf grass and invasive plants.  When left over the winter, you will have a “blank canvass” to plant with native plants in the springtime.

Start collecting larger sheets of clean brown cardboard without glossy surfaces or glues adhered to the surface. Pull off tape.  Ideal sheet sizes range 4ft x 6ft or so , though smaller sizes can also be deployed.

Please bring the cardboard with you Saturday morning.

Please register: openspace@townlyme.org


Forest Immersion and Yoga Retreat

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Date: Sun October 16, 2022
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Place: Banningwood Preserve, 19 Town Street, Lyme CT
Contact Email: regan@reganstacey.com
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Join us on a daylong retreat as we awaken our senses, move into our bodies, and celebrate our connection to the natural world. Through the combined practices of forest bathing and gentle yoga we’ll welcome deep relaxation and cultivate healing relationships with ourselves, each other, and the Earth. We’ll come into a sense of aliveness with all of life as we receive the gifts of fall. Along the trail, we’ll gather to enjoy tea together and share a mid-day lunch provided in Diana’s field. Please bring a water bottle and wear comfortable clothing. No Yoga mats needed.

Registration: $85 ~ includes the program, lunch, and tea

Register here. 

Heavy rain cancels. In the event of a rain cancellation you’ll be notified and we’ll hold the retreat on October 23rd.
To find out more about Banningwood Preserve, please click here.

Regan Stacey is a certified forest therapy guide, mindfulness meditation teacher, and co-founder of The Forest Therapy School, reconnecting humans to nature for the betterment of themselves, their communities, and the planet. She believes we all can awaken the forest within. 

Erin Day, owner of Ten Summit Yoga & Earth Based Wellness in East Hampton CT, is a Yoga mentor, herbalist, greenspirit practitioner and ethical wildcrafter. She lives and practices in harmony with the rhythms of nature. 

 


 

Join us on a daylong retreat as we awaken our senses, move into our bodies, and celebrate our connection to the natural world. Through the combined practices of forest bathing and gentle yoga we’ll welcome deep relaxation and cultivate healing relationships with ourselves, each other, and the Earth. We’ll come into a sense of aliveness with all of life as we receive the gifts of fall. Along the trail, we’ll gather to enjoy tea together and share a mid-day lunch provided in Diana’s field. Please bring a water bottle and wear comfortable clothing. No Yoga mats needed.

Registration: $85 ~ includes the program, lunch, and tea

Register here. 

Heavy rain cancels. In the event of a rain cancellation you’ll be notified and we’ll hold the retreat on October 23rd.
To find out more about Banningwood Preserve, please click here.

Regan Stacey is a certified forest therapy guide, mindfulness meditation teacher, and co-founder of The Forest Therapy School, reconnecting humans to nature for the betterment of themselves, their communities, and the planet. She believes we all can awaken the forest within. 

Erin Day, owner of Ten Summit Yoga & Earth Based Wellness in East Hampton CT, is a Yoga mentor, herbalist, greenspirit practitioner and ethical wildcrafter. She lives and practices in harmony with the rhythms of nature. 

 


Fall Bird Migration Presentation

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Date: Sun October 16, 2022
Time: 4:00 pm
Place: Hadlyme Public Hall, 63 Ferry Rd, Lyme CT
Contact Email: fowchadlyme@gmail.com
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Fall is an exciting time to go birding in Connecticut, as a huge diversity of species make their way through the state from breeding grounds further north. Many of these birds follow the Connecticut River valley as it winds its way from Canada to Long Island Sound, making Connecticut a crucial stopover state and a great spot to go birding during migration. The lower Connecticut River Estuary provides an important feeding and resting spot before heading out over the open waters of the sound and Atlantic Ocean. Join CT Audubon’s Joe Attwater as we go through how and why these species migrate, which species you can expect to see in the state and how to identify them, and how you can help make their journeys safer.
 
Please register: fowchadlyme@gmail.com 

 
Fall is an exciting time to go birding in Connecticut, as a huge diversity of species make their way through the state from breeding grounds further north. Many of these birds follow the Connecticut River valley as it winds its way from Canada to Long Island Sound, making Connecticut a crucial stopover state and a great spot to go birding during migration. The lower Connecticut River Estuary provides an important feeding and resting spot before heading out over the open waters of the sound and Atlantic Ocean. Join CT Audubon’s Joe Attwater as we go through how and why these species migrate, which species you can expect to see in the state and how to identify them, and how you can help make their journeys safer.
 
Please register: fowchadlyme@gmail.com 

Tuesday Trek: Thatch Preserve

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Sue Cope
Date: Tue October 18, 2022
Time: 9:30 am -11:30 am
Place: About 1.5 miles. Follow the red trail into the preserve and out to the yellow loop. Pause at the picnic table on the red trail to view the foliage and autumn activities on the beaver pond before ascending back towards the parking area.
Contact Email: sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Sue Cope
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About 1.5 miles. Follow the red trail into the preserve and out to the yellow loop. Pause at the picnic table on the red trail to view the foliage and autumn activities on the beaver pond before ascending back towards the parking area.

Contact:  sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule

Join us for a refreshing morning walk on a Lyme preserve led by a board or staff member of the Lyme Land Trust. The leaders will alternate each week between Sue Cope, Wendy Hill, Tony Irving, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are about two hours and are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve. 

 


About 1.5 miles. Follow the red trail into the preserve and out to the yellow loop. Pause at the picnic table on the red trail to view the foliage and autumn activities on the beaver pond before ascending back towards the parking area.

Contact:  sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule

Join us for a refreshing morning walk on a Lyme preserve led by a board or staff member of the Lyme Land Trust. The leaders will alternate each week between Sue Cope, Wendy Hill, Tony Irving, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are about two hours and are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve. 

 


Fungal Ecology Walk–Introduction to Mushrooms with Bill Yule

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Mushroom in the Forest by Rochelle Davis
Date: Sat October 22, 2022
Time: 10:00 am-12:00ish pm
Place: Banningwood Preserve, 19 Town Street, Lyme CT
Contact Email: education@lymelandtrust.org
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Join us for this fascinating walk with Bill Yule, naturalist and amateur mycologist, to walk, talk, and collect mushrooms. Bill will explain about forest and watershed ecology and all things fungal. After the walk, specimens will be examined and identified and questions answered. Bring mushrooms from home for identification. 

Space is limited. Register: education@lymelandtrust.org

“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 this fascinating walk with Bill Yule, naturalist and amateur mycologist, to walk, talk, and collect mushrooms. Bill will explain about forest and watershed ecology and all things fungal. After the walk, specimens will be examined and identified and questions answered. Bring mushrooms from home for identification. 

Space is limited. Register: education@lymelandtrust.org

“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


Lyme Volunteer Fair

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Date: Sun October 23, 2022
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Place: Lyme Public Libby, 482 Hamburg Rd., Lyme
Contact Email: holly@hollyrubinoedit.com
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Donate Your Time for a Better Lyme. Learn how you cna make difference in Lyme! More than 30 Lyme affiliated non-profits,  associations, boards, and commissions will be represented – where you can volunteer and be of service to our town. 

Cider and cider donuts will be served. 

All are welcome. 


Donate Your Time for a Better Lyme. Learn how you cna make difference in Lyme! More than 30 Lyme affiliated non-profits,  associations, boards, and commissions will be represented – where you can volunteer and be of service to our town. 

Cider and cider donuts will be served. 

All are welcome. 


Tuesday Trek: Chestnut Hill Preserve and Nehantic State Forest

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Date: Tue October 25, 2022
Time: 9:00 am -11:00 am
Place: Park by Chestnut Hill Preserve entrance on Sterling Hill Rd.
Contact Email: kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Kristina White
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3 plus miles – walk up to Brown’s Hill where there are old foundations and stone walls from different periods.

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule

Join us for a refreshing morning walk on a Lyme preserve led by a board or staff member of the Lyme Land Trust. The leaders will alternate each week between Sue Cope, Wendy Hill, Tony Irving, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are about two hours and are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve. 

 


3 plus miles – walk up to Brown’s Hill where there are old foundations and stone walls from different periods.

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule

Join us for a refreshing morning walk on a Lyme preserve led by a board or staff member of the Lyme Land Trust. The leaders will alternate each week between Sue Cope, Wendy Hill, Tony Irving, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are about two hours and are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve. 

 


October Astronomy Observing Session

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The Observatory by Alan Sheiness
Date: Sat October 29, 2022
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
Place: Register to learn location
Contact Email: scott.mallory@gmail.com
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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. Our last session was amazing. We had strong attendance, and it included children and adults, locals and visitors. (A family from California visiting family in Lyme are our official farthest-from-home attendees.) The new observatory is in full motion. 

The Lyme Land Trust offers public viewing sessions once a month near the new moon. Our cohorts have several different telescopes that are on display for your observing pleasure, and we now are pleased to have a modern 14″ Schmidt-Cassegrain housed in a permanent observatory structure. On any given night, public sessions will be co-facilitated by one or more of our talented cohort enthusiasts:

  • Jon Dean
  • Roger Charbonneau, Jr
  • Scott Mallory
  • Parag Sahasrabudhe
  • Alan Sheiness

Reservations required. scott.mallory@gmail.com. Directions to the site and special guidance for those with heavy astronomy equipment will be provided upon registration. Park in the designated area and walk to the observing field with its amazing panoramic views of the heavens. Dress for temperatures 10-20 degrees lower than forecast for your comfort. No white lights at the field site, please. For more information about the astronomy program See amazing astrophotography by Parag Sahasrabudhe – Velology blog


Young or old, experienced or totally unfamiliar, we look forward to exposing you to our uniquely dark skies here in Lyme. Our last session was amazing. We had strong attendance, and it included children and adults, locals and visitors. (A family from California visiting family in Lyme are our official farthest-from-home attendees.) The new observatory is in full motion. 

The Lyme Land Trust offers public viewing sessions once a month near the new moon. Our cohorts have several different telescopes that are on display for your observing pleasure, and we now are pleased to have a modern 14″ Schmidt-Cassegrain housed in a permanent observatory structure. On any given night, public sessions will be co-facilitated by one or more of our talented cohort enthusiasts:

  • Jon Dean
  • Roger Charbonneau, Jr
  • Scott Mallory
  • Parag Sahasrabudhe
  • Alan Sheiness

Reservations required. scott.mallory@gmail.com. Directions to the site and special guidance for those with heavy astronomy equipment will be provided upon registration. Park in the designated area and walk to the observing field with its amazing panoramic views of the heavens. Dress for temperatures 10-20 degrees lower than forecast for your comfort. No white lights at the field site, please. For more information about the astronomy program See amazing astrophotography by Parag Sahasrabudhe – Velology blog


Tuesday Trek: Burnham Brook Preserve

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Wendy Hill
Date: Tue November 1, 2022
Time: 9:30 am -11:30 am
Place: Dolbia Hill Rd., East Haddam
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
Presenter: Wendy Hill
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Directions: At the end of Rte. 156, take a right onto Rte. 82, travel 2.7 miles, take left onto Woodbridge Road, travel 1 mile (stay right), take left onto Dolbia Hill Rd. Park by Preserve sign along the side of the road. 2.4 mile trail loop in pristine upland forest with a section along vibrant Burnham Brook.

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule

Join us for a refreshing morning walk on a Lyme preserve led by a board or staff member of the Lyme Land Trust. The leaders will alternate each week between Sue Cope, Wendy Hill, Tony Irving, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are about two hours and are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve. 

 


Directions: At the end of Rte. 156, take a right onto Rte. 82, travel 2.7 miles, take left onto Woodbridge Road, travel 1 mile (stay right), take left onto Dolbia Hill Rd. Park by Preserve sign along the side of the road. 2.4 mile trail loop in pristine upland forest with a section along vibrant Burnham Brook.

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule

Join us for a refreshing morning walk on a Lyme preserve led by a board or staff member of the Lyme Land Trust. The leaders will alternate each week between Sue Cope, Wendy Hill, Tony Irving, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are about two hours and are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve. 

 


Tuesday Trek: Beebe Preserve

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Date: Tue November 8, 2022
Time: 9:30 am -11:30 am
Place: Park in parking lot on Old Grassy Hill Rd.
Contact Email: sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Sue Cope
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Full 1-mile Loop.

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule

Join us for a refreshing morning walk on a Lyme preserve led by a board or staff member of the Lyme Land Trust. The leaders will alternate each week between Sue Cope, Wendy Hill, Tony Irving, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are about two hours and are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve. 

 


Full 1-mile Loop.

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule

Join us for a refreshing morning walk on a Lyme preserve led by a board or staff member of the Lyme Land Trust. The leaders will alternate each week between Sue Cope, Wendy Hill, Tony Irving, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are about two hours and are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve. 

 


Lymes’ Senior Center Take-A-Hike Thursday with Wendy Hill

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Date: Thu November 10, 2022
Time: 9:30 am -12:00ish pm
Place: Brockway-Hawthorne Preserve, Brush Hill Road, Lyme CT
Contact Email: sgould@oldlyme-ct.gov
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We will walk to the Selden Cemetery and back past beautiful natural and manmade stone features. About 2.5 miles. Brockway Hawthorne Preserve.

Directions: Meet at the Brush Hill Rd. parking lot. The parking lot is 1/4 mile south of the intersection of Rte. 82 and Brush Hill Rd in Lyme (Hadlyme Country Market). Look out for the preserve sign which is a little north of the entrance driveway. (Across from 44 Brush Hill Rd.)

Reservations are required.  Please email sgould@oldlyme-ct.gov or call 860-434-4127 to reserve your spot.

On the 2nd Thursday 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, dress for the weather and a hiking stick or pole if you would like. Everyone welcome.  Inclement weather cancels the hike.

Sponsored by the Lyme’s Senior Center. 

 


We will walk to the Selden Cemetery and back past beautiful natural and manmade stone features. About 2.5 miles. Brockway Hawthorne Preserve.

Directions: Meet at the Brush Hill Rd. parking lot. The parking lot is 1/4 mile south of the intersection of Rte. 82 and Brush Hill Rd in Lyme (Hadlyme Country Market). Look out for the preserve sign which is a little north of the entrance driveway. (Across from 44 Brush Hill Rd.)

Reservations are required.  Please email sgould@oldlyme-ct.gov or call 860-434-4127 to reserve your spot.

On the 2nd Thursday 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, dress for the weather and a hiking stick or pole if you would like. Everyone welcome.  Inclement weather cancels the hike.

Sponsored by the Lyme’s Senior Center. 

 


Tuesday Trek: Pleasant Valley Preserve

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Date: Tue November 15, 2022
Time: 9:00 am -11:00 am
Place: Park in the Macintosh Road lot.
Contact Email: anthonyinlyme@gmail.com
Presenter: Tony Irving
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The early history of European agriculture and land use is epitomized here going back to the mid-1600’s. There are also some fine examples of glacial activity and its impact on colonial land use practices. Hike to the overlook, about three miles.

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule

Join us for a refreshing morning walk on a Lyme preserve led by a board or staff member of the Lyme Land Trust. The leaders will alternate each week between Sue Cope, Wendy Hill, Tony Irving, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are about two hours and are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve. 

 


The early history of European agriculture and land use is epitomized here going back to the mid-1600’s. There are also some fine examples of glacial activity and its impact on colonial land use practices. Hike to the overlook, about three miles.

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule

Join us for a refreshing morning walk on a Lyme preserve led by a board or staff member of the Lyme Land Trust. The leaders will alternate each week between Sue Cope, Wendy Hill, Tony Irving, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are about two hours and are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve. 

 


November Astronomy Observing Session

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The new telescope by Alan Sheiness
Date: Sat November 19, 2022
Time: 5:00-7:00 pm
Place: Register to learn location
Contact Email: scott.mallory@gmail.com
!!! 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. Our last session was amazing. We had strong attendance, and it included children and adults, locals and visitors. (A family from California visiting family in Lyme are our official farthest-from-home attendees.) The new observatory is in full motion. 

The Lyme Land Trust offers public viewing sessions once a month near the new moon. Our cohorts have several different telescopes that are on display for your observing pleasure, and we now are pleased to have a modern 14″ Schmidt-Cassegrain housed in a permanent observatory structure. On any given night, public sessions will be co-facilitated by one or more of our talented cohort enthusiasts:

  • Jon Dean
  • Roger Charbonneau, Jr
  • Scott Mallory
  • Parag Sahasrabudhe
  • Alan Sheiness

Reservations required. scott.mallory@gmail.com. Directions to the site and special guidance for those with heavy astronomy equipment will be provided upon registration. Park in the designated area and walk to the observing field with its amazing panoramic views of the heavens. Dress for temperatures 10-20 degrees lower than forecast for your comfort. No white lights at the field site, please. For more information about the astronomy program See amazing astrophotography by Parag Sahasrabudhe – Velology blog


Young or old, experienced or totally unfamiliar, we look forward to exposing you to our uniquely dark skies here in Lyme. Our last session was amazing. We had strong attendance, and it included children and adults, locals and visitors. (A family from California visiting family in Lyme are our official farthest-from-home attendees.) The new observatory is in full motion. 

The Lyme Land Trust offers public viewing sessions once a month near the new moon. Our cohorts have several different telescopes that are on display for your observing pleasure, and we now are pleased to have a modern 14″ Schmidt-Cassegrain housed in a permanent observatory structure. On any given night, public sessions will be co-facilitated by one or more of our talented cohort enthusiasts:

  • Jon Dean
  • Roger Charbonneau, Jr
  • Scott Mallory
  • Parag Sahasrabudhe
  • Alan Sheiness

Reservations required. scott.mallory@gmail.com. Directions to the site and special guidance for those with heavy astronomy equipment will be provided upon registration. Park in the designated area and walk to the observing field with its amazing panoramic views of the heavens. Dress for temperatures 10-20 degrees lower than forecast for your comfort. No white lights at the field site, please. For more information about the astronomy program See amazing astrophotography by Parag Sahasrabudhe – Velology blog


Tuesday Trek: Hartman Park

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Wendy Hill
Date: Tue November 22, 2022
Time: 9:30 am -11:30 am
Place: Meet at Hartman Park Main Entrance, Gungy Rd.
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
Presenter: Wendy Hill
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

Come see the colorful foliage and see what the beavers are up to. About 2 miles. Meet at Hartman Park Main Entrance, Gungy Rd.

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule

Join us for a refreshing morning walk on a Lyme preserve led by a board or staff member of the Lyme Land Trust. The leaders will alternate each week between Sue Cope, Wendy Hill, Tony Irving, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are about two hours and are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve. 

 


Come see the colorful foliage and see what the beavers are up to. About 2 miles. Meet at Hartman Park Main Entrance, Gungy Rd.

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule

Join us for a refreshing morning walk on a Lyme preserve led by a board or staff member of the Lyme Land Trust. The leaders will alternate each week between Sue Cope, Wendy Hill, Tony Irving, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are about two hours and are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve. 

 


Sunday after Thanksgiving Hike – Hartman Park Red Trail

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Turtle Rock by Wendolyn Hill
Date: Sun November 27, 2022
Time: 1:30 - 4:00ish pm
Place: Meet at Hartman Park main entrance parking lot, Gungy Rd., Lyme, CT
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
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Join us for a post-Thanksgiving hike to work off Thanksgiving overindulgence, led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust Vice President and Lyme Open Space Coordinator. We will walk the gorgeous red trail, which winds along craggy ridges strewn with boulders, and return on alternate trails to make a loop. There are some moderate hill climbs and some rocky terrain. Walking sticks are recommended. The entire walk is about 3.5 miles. The walk time is approximate depending upon the group pace. 

Snacks will be provided. We will have a snack break on the bald nubble, a large flat expanse of smooth stone with a beautiful overlook. Bring your own water or drink. The route follows a portion of the Goodwin Trail

Please register: openspace@townlyme.org

Map and brochure of Hartman Park. Rain cancels.

Directions: The main entrance to Hartman Park is about 1.25 miles north of the intersection of Beaver Brook Rd. and Gungy Rd. 

The Goodwin Trail, overseen by the Eightmile River Wild & Scenic Coordinating Committee, is a an extended trail system crossing four towns: East Haddam, Salem, Lyme and East Lyme. Dr. Richard H. Goodwin (1911-2007) was president of the Nature Conservancy from 1956 to 1958 and again from 1964 to 1966. The Nature Conservancy, a nonprofit organization, was started in 1951, and Dr. Goodwin was one of its founders. Since then, it has protected 15 million acres of land in the United States and 102 million acres in 29 other countries.  


Join us for a post-Thanksgiving hike to work off Thanksgiving overindulgence, led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust Vice President and Lyme Open Space Coordinator. We will walk the gorgeous red trail, which winds along craggy ridges strewn with boulders, and return on alternate trails to make a loop. There are some moderate hill climbs and some rocky terrain. Walking sticks are recommended. The entire walk is about 3.5 miles. The walk time is approximate depending upon the group pace. 

Snacks will be provided. We will have a snack break on the bald nubble, a large flat expanse of smooth stone with a beautiful overlook. Bring your own water or drink. The route follows a portion of the Goodwin Trail

Please register: openspace@townlyme.org

Map and brochure of Hartman Park. Rain cancels.

Directions: The main entrance to Hartman Park is about 1.25 miles north of the intersection of Beaver Brook Rd. and Gungy Rd. 

The Goodwin Trail, overseen by the Eightmile River Wild & Scenic Coordinating Committee, is a an extended trail system crossing four towns: East Haddam, Salem, Lyme and East Lyme. Dr. Richard H. Goodwin (1911-2007) was president of the Nature Conservancy from 1956 to 1958 and again from 1964 to 1966. The Nature Conservancy, a nonprofit organization, was started in 1951, and Dr. Goodwin was one of its founders. Since then, it has protected 15 million acres of land in the United States and 102 million acres in 29 other countries.  


Tuesday Trek: Lohmann-Buck-Twining Preserve

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Date: Tue November 29, 2022
Time: 9:00 am -11:00 am
Place: 7 Riverview Drive, Old Lyme
Contact Email: kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Kristina White
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To find Riverside Drive, look for mailbox 79 on the east side of Neck Rd (Route 156 in Old Lyme). Parking is on the left.
Portions of the White trail are challenging, with some strenuous short steep sections up and down to the Lieutenant River. Views of the Lieutenant River and Connecticut River. 

Contact: Kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule

Join us for a refreshing morning walk on a Lyme preserve led by a board or staff member of the Lyme Land Trust. The leaders will alternate each week between Sue Cope, Wendy Hill, Tony Irving, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are about two hours and are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve. 

 


To find Riverside Drive, look for mailbox 79 on the east side of Neck Rd (Route 156 in Old Lyme). Parking is on the left.
Portions of the White trail are challenging, with some strenuous short steep sections up and down to the Lieutenant River. Views of the Lieutenant River and Connecticut River. 

Contact: Kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule

Join us for a refreshing morning walk on a Lyme preserve led by a board or staff member of the Lyme Land Trust. The leaders will alternate each week between Sue Cope, Wendy Hill, Tony Irving, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are about two hours and are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve. 

 


Tuesday Trek: Banningwood Preserve

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Date: Tue December 6, 2022
Time: 9:30 am -11:30 am
Place: Lower red to Diana’s field and upper red trail back out. 1 mile.
Contact Email: sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Sue Cope
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Lower red to Diana’s field and upper red trail back out. 1 mile.

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule

Join us for a refreshing morning walk on a Lyme preserve led by a board or staff member of the Lyme Land Trust. The leaders will alternate each week between Sue Cope, Wendy Hill, Tony Irving, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are about two hours and are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve. 

 


Lower red to Diana’s field and upper red trail back out. 1 mile.

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule

Join us for a refreshing morning walk on a Lyme preserve led by a board or staff member of the Lyme Land Trust. The leaders will alternate each week between Sue Cope, Wendy Hill, Tony Irving, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are about two hours and are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve. 

 


Lymes’ Senior Center Take-A-Hike Thursday with Wendy Hill

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Date: Thu December 8, 2022
Time: 9:30 am -12:00ish pm
Place: Darling Road Preserve, Gungy Rd.Road, Salem, CT
Contact Email: sgould@oldlyme-ct.gov
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We will walk along a portion of the Goodwin Trail and visit a giant ancient oak tree. About 2.5 miles. Goodwin Trail Map. 

Directions: Meet at Goodwin Trail parking, Gungy Road, Lyme, ¾ mile north of the main entrance to Hartman Park – 2 miles north of the intersection of Beaver Brook, Grassy Hill and Gungy Rd. 

Reservations are required.  Please email sgould@oldlyme-ct.gov or call 860-434-4127 to reserve your spot.

On the 2nd Thursday 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, dress for the weather and a hiking stick or pole if you would like. Everyone welcome.  Inclement weather cancels the hike.

Sponsored by the Lymes’ Senior Center. 

 


We will walk along a portion of the Goodwin Trail and visit a giant ancient oak tree. About 2.5 miles. Goodwin Trail Map. 

Directions: Meet at Goodwin Trail parking, Gungy Road, Lyme, ¾ mile north of the main entrance to Hartman Park – 2 miles north of the intersection of Beaver Brook, Grassy Hill and Gungy Rd. 

Reservations are required.  Please email sgould@oldlyme-ct.gov or call 860-434-4127 to reserve your spot.

On the 2nd Thursday 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, dress for the weather and a hiking stick or pole if you would like. Everyone welcome.  Inclement weather cancels the hike.

Sponsored by the Lymes’ Senior Center. 

 


Tuesday Trek: McColluch Family Open Space

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Wendy Hill
Date: Tue December 13, 2022
Time: 9:30 am -11:30 am
Place: Meet at the parking lot on Whippoorwill Road, about 1 mile from intersection with Rte 1.
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
Presenter: Wendy Hill
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McColluch Family Open Space, Whippoorwill Rd, Old Lyme–  This Town of Old Lyme property was opened in 2020. It was once a horse farm. About 2.5 miles. For a trail map.

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule

Join us for a refreshing morning walk on a Lyme preserve led by a board or staff member of the Lyme Land Trust. The leaders will alternate each week between Sue Cope, Wendy Hill, Tony Irving, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are about two hours and are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve. 

 


McColluch Family Open Space, Whippoorwill Rd, Old Lyme–  This Town of Old Lyme property was opened in 2020. It was once a horse farm. About 2.5 miles. For a trail map.

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule

Join us for a refreshing morning walk on a Lyme preserve led by a board or staff member of the Lyme Land Trust. The leaders will alternate each week between Sue Cope, Wendy Hill, Tony Irving, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are about two hours and are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve. 

 


Tuesday Trek: Ravine Trail

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Date: Tue December 13, 2022
Time: 9:00 am -11:00 am
Place: Park at Selden Creek Preserve parking lot on Joshuatown Road.
Contact Email: anthonyinlyme@gmail.com
Presenter: Tony Irving
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Beautiful ledges and overlooks. Some steep climbs and rocky trails. Park at Selden Creek Preserve parking lot on Joshuatown Road.

Contact: anthonyinlyme@gmail.com

 

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule

Join us for a refreshing morning walk on a Lyme preserve led by a board or staff member of the Lyme Land Trust. The leaders will alternate each week between Sue Cope, Wendy Hill, Tony Irving, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are about two hours and are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve. 

 


Beautiful ledges and overlooks. Some steep climbs and rocky trails. Park at Selden Creek Preserve parking lot on Joshuatown Road.

Contact: anthonyinlyme@gmail.com

 

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule

Join us for a refreshing morning walk on a Lyme preserve led by a board or staff member of the Lyme Land Trust. The leaders will alternate each week between Sue Cope, Wendy Hill, Tony Irving, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are about two hours and are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve. 

 


December Astronomy Observing Session

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The new telescope by Alan Sheiness
Date: Sat December 17, 2022
Time: 5:00-7:00 pm
Place: Register to learn location
Contact Email: scott.mallory@gmail.com
!!! 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. Our last session was amazing. We had strong attendance, and it included children and adults, locals and visitors. (A family from California visiting family in Lyme are our official farthest-from-home attendees.) The new observatory is in full motion. 

The Lyme Land Trust offers public viewing sessions once a month near the new moon. Our cohorts have several different telescopes that are on display for your observing pleasure, and we now are pleased to have a modern 14″ Schmidt-Cassegrain housed in a permanent observatory structure. On any given night, public sessions will be co-facilitated by one or more of our talented cohort enthusiasts:

  • Jon Dean
  • Roger Charbonneau, Jr
  • Scott Mallory
  • Parag Sahasrabudhe
  • Alan Sheiness

Reservations required. scott.mallory@gmail.com. Directions to the site and special guidance for those with heavy astronomy equipment will be provided upon registration. Park in the designated area and walk to the observing field with its amazing panoramic views of the heavens. Dress for temperatures 10-20 degrees lower than forecast for your comfort. No white lights at the field site, please. For more information about the astronomy program See amazing astrophotography by Parag Sahasrabudhe – Velology blog


Young or old, experienced or totally unfamiliar, we look forward to exposing you to our uniquely dark skies here in Lyme. Our last session was amazing. We had strong attendance, and it included children and adults, locals and visitors. (A family from California visiting family in Lyme are our official farthest-from-home attendees.) The new observatory is in full motion. 

The Lyme Land Trust offers public viewing sessions once a month near the new moon. Our cohorts have several different telescopes that are on display for your observing pleasure, and we now are pleased to have a modern 14″ Schmidt-Cassegrain housed in a permanent observatory structure. On any given night, public sessions will be co-facilitated by one or more of our talented cohort enthusiasts:

  • Jon Dean
  • Roger Charbonneau, Jr
  • Scott Mallory
  • Parag Sahasrabudhe
  • Alan Sheiness

Reservations required. scott.mallory@gmail.com. Directions to the site and special guidance for those with heavy astronomy equipment will be provided upon registration. Park in the designated area and walk to the observing field with its amazing panoramic views of the heavens. Dress for temperatures 10-20 degrees lower than forecast for your comfort. No white lights at the field site, please. For more information about the astronomy program See amazing astrophotography by Parag Sahasrabudhe – Velology blog


Imagining Lyme–Photo Submission Deadline – Fall

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Kip Bergstrom, Winter 2022 Photo of Distinction
Date: Sat December 31, 2022
Time: midnight
Place: Submit photos to Imagining Lyme website
Contact Email: education@lymelandtrust.org
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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.

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, and The Nature Conservancy View a map of the preserves
  2. Pollinator/wildlife habitat– May be in a backyard, preserve or in a Lyme Pollinator Pathway garden in Lyme, CT.

The deadline for the Fall category-photos taken in the Fall–is December 31, 2022. For more information. 


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.

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, and The Nature Conservancy View a map of the preserves
  2. Pollinator/wildlife habitat– May be in a backyard, preserve or in a Lyme Pollinator Pathway garden in Lyme, CT.

The deadline for the Fall category-photos taken in the Fall–is December 31, 2022. For more information.