Upcoming Events

Devil’s Hopyard Hike

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Date: Sat January 28, 2023
Time: 1:00 pm
Place: Devil's Hopyard State Park, 366 Hopyard Rd., East Haddam, CT.
Contact Email: Kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org
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Join us for this hike with Kristina White, Executive Director of the Lyme Land Trust. Meet at Pavilion parking lot below the falls near the covered bridge. To get there, take a right about 3.3 miles north of Rte 82. 

The hike is 3.5 -4.5 miles – depending on group’s desire. It will be through a variety of terrain across the road from main entrance. 

Register: Kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org

 


Join us for this hike with Kristina White, Executive Director of the Lyme Land Trust. Meet at Pavilion parking lot below the falls near the covered bridge. To get there, take a right about 3.3 miles north of Rte 82. 

The hike is 3.5 -4.5 miles – depending on group’s desire. It will be through a variety of terrain across the road from main entrance. 

Register: Kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org

 


Tuesday Trek: Chestnut Hill Preserve

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Date: Tue January 31, 2023
Time: 9:30 am
Place: Meet at Chestnut Hill entrance on Sterling Hill Rd. Park along side of road.
Contact Email: sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Sue Cope
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Meet at Chestnut Hill entrance on Sterling Hill Rd. Park along side of road. Nice easy 1 mile loop through Chestnut Hill Preserve.

Register: sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule


Meet at Chestnut Hill entrance on Sterling Hill Rd. Park along side of road. Nice easy 1 mile loop through Chestnut Hill Preserve.

Register: sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule


Astronomy Observatory Sessions: View the Green Comet

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Date: Tue January 31, 2023 thru Fri February 10, 2023
Time: Sunset to 8 pm, weather permitting
Place: Trail 53 Dark Sky Site, Lyme CT - send an email to learn location and directions
Contact Email: astronomy@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Lyme Land Trust Astronomy Group
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Our newsfeeds are lighting up about the “green comet” visiting us for the first time since Neanderthals walked the earth. For more information. 

The good news is the faint Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) is visible now though mid-February if you know where and when to look. The bad news is you likely need binoculars or a telescope, and you will have to deal with the fickle clouds and the light of the moon.

Come observe the comet at the Trail 53 Dark Sky Observatory Site!

The Lyme Land Trust astronomy group is invested in helping you appreciate the wonders of the dark sky. To catch a view of the green comet before it recedes deep into the solar system, we will do our best to have at least one telescope ready at our dark sky site each evening from January 31 through February 10. To the extent feasible, we will be out from sunset until 8pm every night that is free of clouds. Check in with us to confirm if we will be out that night. 

On any evening from January 31 to February 10 that you wish to come by and observe the comet, please email us at astronomy@lymelandtrust.org. We will respond to let you know if we will be at the dark sky site and to provide directions.


Our newsfeeds are lighting up about the “green comet” visiting us for the first time since Neanderthals walked the earth. For more information. 

The good news is the faint Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) is visible now though mid-February if you know where and when to look. The bad news is you likely need binoculars or a telescope, and you will have to deal with the fickle clouds and the light of the moon.

Come observe the comet at the Trail 53 Dark Sky Observatory Site!

The Lyme Land Trust astronomy group is invested in helping you appreciate the wonders of the dark sky. To catch a view of the green comet before it recedes deep into the solar system, we will do our best to have at least one telescope ready at our dark sky site each evening from January 31 through February 10. To the extent feasible, we will be out from sunset until 8pm every night that is free of clouds. Check in with us to confirm if we will be out that night. 

On any evening from January 31 to February 10 that you wish to come by and observe the comet, please email us at astronomy@lymelandtrust.org. We will respond to let you know if we will be at the dark sky site and to provide directions.


Ceremonial Stonework Walk in Hartman Park

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Serpent Stone, Photo by Markham Starr
Date: Sat February 4, 2023
Time: 9:00am-1:00pm
Place: Hartman Park, Meet at the main entrance parking lot, Gungy Rd, Lyme CT.
Contact Email: education@lymelandtrust.org
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Join us for a walk, beginning from the main parking lot at Hartman Park, to see ceremonial stonework left behind by the indigenous population that has inhabited New England for at least 12,000 years. Documentary photographer Markham Starr will lead the walk. Native Americans built several distinct types of structures in our area, ranging from cairns to stone serpent effigies, and these spiritual offerings remain standing in now long abandoned woods. While Native American stonework is widely recognized out west and to the south, New England’s stonework remains obscure, having blended back into the woods. We will walk about four miles. some of it off-trail. Wear sturdy footwear and bring a walking stick for stability. 

 Markham Starr is a documentary photographer concerned with the disappearing working cultures of New England. He is the author of a dozen books, providing glimpses into the lives of people such as commercial fishermen, farmers, and cannery workers, and has written about other subjects such as historic barns in Connecticut. His work has appeared in national magazines and is part of the permanent collection at the Library of Congress and other museums throughout New England. 

Register: education@lymelandtrust.org A snack will be provided. Bring a bottle of water. 

 


Join us for a walk, beginning from the main parking lot at Hartman Park, to see ceremonial stonework left behind by the indigenous population that has inhabited New England for at least 12,000 years. Documentary photographer Markham Starr will lead the walk. Native Americans built several distinct types of structures in our area, ranging from cairns to stone serpent effigies, and these spiritual offerings remain standing in now long abandoned woods. While Native American stonework is widely recognized out west and to the south, New England’s stonework remains obscure, having blended back into the woods. We will walk about four miles. some of it off-trail. Wear sturdy footwear and bring a walking stick for stability. 

 Markham Starr is a documentary photographer concerned with the disappearing working cultures of New England. He is the author of a dozen books, providing glimpses into the lives of people such as commercial fishermen, farmers, and cannery workers, and has written about other subjects such as historic barns in Connecticut. His work has appeared in national magazines and is part of the permanent collection at the Library of Congress and other museums throughout New England. 

Register: education@lymelandtrust.org A snack will be provided. Bring a bottle of water. 

 


Tuesday Trek: Johnston Preserve

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Date: Tue February 7, 2023
Time: 9:30 am
Place: Meet at the Johnston Preserve parking lot on Rte 82.
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
Presenter: Wendy Hill
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Meet at the Johnston Preserve parking lot on Rte 82. We will walk an approximately 3 mile loop past the highest point in Lyme, and along the white trail with beautiful overlooks.

Register: openspace@townlyme.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule


Meet at the Johnston Preserve parking lot on Rte 82. We will walk an approximately 3 mile loop past the highest point in Lyme, and along the white trail with beautiful overlooks.

Register: openspace@townlyme.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule


Fat Stone Farm – Maple Syrup Walk at Mt. Archer Woods

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Photo provided by Fat Stone Farm
Date: Sat February 11, 2023
Time: 1 PM
Place: Mt. Archer Woods, Mt. Archer Rd. Lyme CT
Contact Email: education@lymelandtrust.org
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Join the Farrell Family of Fat Stone Farm for a tour of Mt. Archer Woods maple sap collection area — while the sap is running (hopefully!). Come and see the sap bubbling down the lines, learn how we make “candy from trees”, the importance of organic certification, and the history of maple sugaring in New England, including in the Mt. Archer Woods. Children are encouraged to attend. We have a scavenger hunt for kids (roughly ages 5 to 10) to encourage appreciation of our this amazing Town of Lyme preserve. View a video of how the farm makes maple syrup.

Registration required: education@lymelandtrust.org  Because the maple sap season is short (4-6 weeks), and because the daytime temperature must be above 32F for the sap to run, the tour date is weather dependent. We will you alert registrants of any date and/or time changes.

Meet at the Mt. Archer Woods parking lot on Mt. Archer Road. The sap collection area is a short walk (about 1/3 of a mile) in. Please wear more clothes than you think you need, as we will be standing still for a portion of the tour.

The Farrell Family operates Fat Stone Farm in Lyme, located a short distance (as the crow flies) from the Preserve. Bill started making maple syrup in Lyme in 2003, has volunteered with the UConn Coverts Cooperator Program, the Maple Syrup Producers Association of Connecticut, the Regional Agricultural Commission of the RiverCOG. We are a regular vendor at the Lyme Farmer’s Market and have two boys (ages 11 and 14).

This is the second program in our Local Farm Series to highlight the importance of local food production and sustainability. The first program was a tour of Long Table Farm, Beaver Brook Rd., Lyme. 

Sponsored by the Lyme Land Trust and the Town of Lyme

 


Join the Farrell Family of Fat Stone Farm for a tour of Mt. Archer Woods maple sap collection area — while the sap is running (hopefully!). Come and see the sap bubbling down the lines, learn how we make “candy from trees”, the importance of organic certification, and the history of maple sugaring in New England, including in the Mt. Archer Woods. Children are encouraged to attend. We have a scavenger hunt for kids (roughly ages 5 to 10) to encourage appreciation of our this amazing Town of Lyme preserve. View a video of how the farm makes maple syrup.

Registration required: education@lymelandtrust.org  Because the maple sap season is short (4-6 weeks), and because the daytime temperature must be above 32F for the sap to run, the tour date is weather dependent. We will you alert registrants of any date and/or time changes.

Meet at the Mt. Archer Woods parking lot on Mt. Archer Road. The sap collection area is a short walk (about 1/3 of a mile) in. Please wear more clothes than you think you need, as we will be standing still for a portion of the tour.

The Farrell Family operates Fat Stone Farm in Lyme, located a short distance (as the crow flies) from the Preserve. Bill started making maple syrup in Lyme in 2003, has volunteered with the UConn Coverts Cooperator Program, the Maple Syrup Producers Association of Connecticut, the Regional Agricultural Commission of the RiverCOG. We are a regular vendor at the Lyme Farmer’s Market and have two boys (ages 11 and 14).

This is the second program in our Local Farm Series to highlight the importance of local food production and sustainability. The first program was a tour of Long Table Farm, Beaver Brook Rd., Lyme. 

Sponsored by the Lyme Land Trust and the Town of Lyme

 


For the Love of Nature

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Date: Sun February 12, 2023
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Place: Eno Preserve, Mt Archerl Road, Lyme CT
Contact Email: regan@reganstacey.com
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Happy Valentine’s Day! Make a date with nature and share the love.This forest bathing walk is offered around the theme of Love – for oneself, others, and the natural world. Give and receive some love from the forest for Valentine’s Day. Along the way, you’ll be offered invitations to connect with nature among the large mature trees of Eno Preserve. These silent giants are an inspiring presence in the landscape, rooted in their love for the Earth. The walk is about 1-mile over easy to moderate terrain.

The walk concludes with a wild-foraged tea.

Registration: $33 ~ includes the program and tea
Click HERE to register. 
LLT members receive 15% discount with code LLT15.

Rain, snow or shine event. Extreme weather cancels.

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


Happy Valentine’s Day! Make a date with nature and share the love.This forest bathing walk is offered around the theme of Love – for oneself, others, and the natural world. Give and receive some love from the forest for Valentine’s Day. Along the way, you’ll be offered invitations to connect with nature among the large mature trees of Eno Preserve. These silent giants are an inspiring presence in the landscape, rooted in their love for the Earth. The walk is about 1-mile over easy to moderate terrain.

The walk concludes with a wild-foraged tea.

Registration: $33 ~ includes the program and tea
Click HERE to register. 
LLT members receive 15% discount with code LLT15.

Rain, snow or shine event. Extreme weather cancels.

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


Tuesday Trek: Young and Walbridge Woodland Preserve

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Date: Tue February 14, 2023
Time: 9:30 am
Place: Park at Young Preserve entrance on Gungy Rd.
Contact Email: Kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Kristina White
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Park at Young Preserve entrance on Gungy Rd. Moderate hike over ridges and through laurel groves. 2.5 – 3 miles. 

Register: Kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule


Park at Young Preserve entrance on Gungy Rd. Moderate hike over ridges and through laurel groves. 2.5 – 3 miles. 

Register: Kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule


Tree Collective- Teen Steward Group Meet-up

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Date: Sun February 19, 2023
Time: 1:00-4:00 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.

 


Tuesday Trek: Pleasant Valley Preserve

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Date: Tue February 21, 2023
Time: 9:00 am
Place: Park in the Macintosh Road lot.
Contact Email: anthonyinlyme@gmail.com
Presenter: Tony Irving
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Park in the Macintosh Road lot. 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.

Register: anthonyinlyme@gmail.com

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule


Park in the Macintosh Road lot. 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.

Register: anthonyinlyme@gmail.com

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule


Baby Raccoon Rescue: Author Talk and Story Time

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Kama Einhorn
Date: Fri February 24, 2023
Time: 3:00 pm
Place: Lyme Public Library, 482 Hamburg Road, Lyme CT
Contact Email: education@townlyme.org
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Explore the world of baby raccoons with author Kama Einhorn, as she reads her book for children. Learn what life is like for a group of orphaned raccoon siblings, born in the attic of a home, as they experience life at a raccoon rehabilitation center. Though the book, we meet four orphaned kits—and the humane humans who offer them hope and haven as they move through the “sanctuary steps” of rescue, recovery, rehabilitation, and release.

There will be stickers, activity pages, raccoon x-rays, and book signing. Books must be pre-purchased and brought to the event. Find them at Harper Collins or kidsbooks (for bargain box set )

Register: education@townlyme.org

The “True Tales of Rescue” series by Kama Einhorn is full of photo-packed stories from animal sanctuaries around the world. It explores the stories and science behind animal sanctuaries, including all of the ups and downs that go along with caring for wild raccoons away from their natural element. The books include full‑color photos, graphics, and maps.

…excellent opportunities to engage students in learning about caring for creatures and the environment.—School Library Journal

Kama Einhorn is a wildlife educator, animal welfare advocate, author of more than 40 children’s books, and a Sesame Street writer. She lives in Westbrook and Brooklyn, NY. She won the Daytime Creative Arts Emmy award for Outstanding Short Format Children’s Program.

 

 


Explore the world of baby raccoons with author Kama Einhorn, as she reads her book for children. Learn what life is like for a group of orphaned raccoon siblings, born in the attic of a home, as they experience life at a raccoon rehabilitation center. Though the book, we meet four orphaned kits—and the humane humans who offer them hope and haven as they move through the “sanctuary steps” of rescue, recovery, rehabilitation, and release.

There will be stickers, activity pages, raccoon x-rays, and book signing. Books must be pre-purchased and brought to the event. Find them at Harper Collins or kidsbooks (for bargain box set )

Register: education@townlyme.org

The “True Tales of Rescue” series by Kama Einhorn is full of photo-packed stories from animal sanctuaries around the world. It explores the stories and science behind animal sanctuaries, including all of the ups and downs that go along with caring for wild raccoons away from their natural element. The books include full‑color photos, graphics, and maps.

…excellent opportunities to engage students in learning about caring for creatures and the environment.—School Library Journal

Kama Einhorn is a wildlife educator, animal welfare advocate, author of more than 40 children’s books, and a Sesame Street writer. She lives in Westbrook and Brooklyn, NY. She won the Daytime Creative Arts Emmy award for Outstanding Short Format Children’s Program.

 

 


Tuesday Trek: Selden Creek Preserve

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Photo: Wendolyn Hill
Date: Tue February 28, 2023
Time: 9:30 am
Place: Meet at Selden Preserve parking lot on Joshuatown Rd.
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
Presenter: Wendy Hill
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Meet at Selden Preserve parking lot on Joshuatown Rd. 2+ mile hike to beautiful vistas of Selden Creek and surrounding marshlands.

Register: openspace@townlyme.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule


Meet at Selden Preserve parking lot on Joshuatown Rd. 2+ mile hike to beautiful vistas of Selden Creek and surrounding marshlands.

Register: openspace@townlyme.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule


Tuesday Trek: Nehantic State Park

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Date: Tue March 7, 2023
Time: 9:00 am
Place: Park at north end of Keeny Road at parking lot
Contact Email: kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Kristina White
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blue loop – 3.5 – 4 miles. Arduous hike of 3 plus hours to Nickerson and Brown Hills See indigenous stone walls and boulders, views and vernal pools. Park at north end of Keeny Road at parking lot [see map] Nehantic State Forest (ct.gov)

Register: kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule


blue loop – 3.5 – 4 miles. Arduous hike of 3 plus hours to Nickerson and Brown Hills See indigenous stone walls and boulders, views and vernal pools. Park at north end of Keeny Road at parking lot [see map] Nehantic State Forest (ct.gov)

Register: kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule


Tuesday Trek: Thach Preserve

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Date: Tue March 14, 2023
Time: 9:30 am
Place: Park in lot on 131 Brush Hill Road.
Contact Email: sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Sue Cope
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Park in lot on 131 Brush Hill Road. Still winter in the preserves but changes are happening. Come to Thach and let’s explore this short 1-mile loop to see what spring might be hiding for us just around the corner.

Register: sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule


Park in lot on 131 Brush Hill Road. Still winter in the preserves but changes are happening. Come to Thach and let’s explore this short 1-mile loop to see what spring might be hiding for us just around the corner.

Register: sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule


Tree Collective- Teen Steward Group Meet-up

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Date: Sun March 19, 2023
Time: 1:00-4:00 pm
Place: Register to learn location
Contact Email: reganstacey@gmail.com
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

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.

 


Hello Spring! Forest Bathing

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Date: Sun March 19, 2023
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Place: Ravine Trail (Selden Entrance), Joshuatown Road, Lyme CT
Contact Email: regan@reganstacey.com
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Celebrate the spring equinox with a guided forest bathing walk. Renew your connection with yourself and the Earth as we tap into nature’s rhythms and welcome the season of spring. The equinox, a gentle reminder to rest in the balance of the day, naturally invites a time to relax, renew, and ground for the season ahead. Invitations to connect with nature will be offered along the way. The walk is about 1-mile over easy to moderate terrain.

The walk concludes with a wild-foraged tea. 

Registration: $33 ~ includes the program and tea
Register HERE

LLT members receive 15% discount with code LLT15

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


Celebrate the spring equinox with a guided forest bathing walk. Renew your connection with yourself and the Earth as we tap into nature’s rhythms and welcome the season of spring. The equinox, a gentle reminder to rest in the balance of the day, naturally invites a time to relax, renew, and ground for the season ahead. Invitations to connect with nature will be offered along the way. The walk is about 1-mile over easy to moderate terrain.

The walk concludes with a wild-foraged tea. 

Registration: $33 ~ includes the program and tea
Register HERE

LLT members receive 15% discount with code LLT15

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


Tuesday Trek: Ravine Trail

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Date: Tue March 21, 2023
Time: 9:00 am
Place: Park at Selden Creek Preserve parking lot on Joshuatown Road.
Contact Email: anthonyinlyme@gmail.com
Presenter: Tony Irving
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Park at Selden Creek Preserve parking lot on Joshuatown Road. Beautiful ledges and overlooks. Some steep climbs and rocky trails.

Register: anthonyinlyme@gmail.com

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule


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

Register: anthonyinlyme@gmail.com

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule


Tuesday Trek: Burnham Brook Preserve, Dolbia Hill Rd., East Haddam

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Photo: Wendolyn Hill
Date: Tue March 28, 2023
Time: 9:30
Place: Dolbia Hill Rd. Park by Preserve sign along the side of the road.
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
Presenter: Wendy Hill
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A 2.4 mile trail loop in pristine upland forest with a section along vibrant Burnham Brook. 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.

Register: openspace@townlyme.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule


A 2.4 mile trail loop in pristine upland forest with a section along vibrant Burnham Brook. 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.

Register: openspace@townlyme.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule


Imagining Lyme–Photo Submission Deadline – Winter

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Barbara Costas, Winter 2022 Photo of Distinction
Date: Fri March 31, 2023
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.
  3. Trail 53 – The clear sky above Lyme. 

The deadline for the Fall category-photos taken in the Winter–is March 31, 2023. 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.
  3. Trail 53 – The clear sky above Lyme. 

The deadline for the Fall category-photos taken in the Winter–is March 31, 2023. For more information. 


Tree Collective- Teen Steward Group Meet-up

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Date: Sun April 16, 2023
Time: 1:00-4:00 pm
Place: Register to learn location
Contact Email: reganstacey@gmail.com
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

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.

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Light Pollution-Part 1

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Date: Wed May 3, 2023
Time: 6:30 pm
Place: Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Library, 2 Library Lane, Old Lyme CT
Contact Email: astronomy@lymelandtrust.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

This is a two part series on light pollution in the Connecticut River Valley. Learn the effects of an artificially brightened night sky, including the effects on natural cycles in aquatic and terrestrial life. Misha will share simple site lighting design changes that can thwart impact while promoting safety. 

Part I – Wed., May 3, 6:30 pm, 2023: Presentation at the Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library 

Part II – Wed May 17, 8:00 pm, 2023: Meet at Trail 53 Observatory located in Lyme. Directions will be emailed to you after registration. 

Register for each event separately. To Register: https://oldlymelibrary.org/events/

Co-sponsored by the Lyme land Trust, Lyme Public Library, Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library, and the CT River Gateway Commission


This is a two part series on light pollution in the Connecticut River Valley. Learn the effects of an artificially brightened night sky, including the effects on natural cycles in aquatic and terrestrial life. Misha will share simple site lighting design changes that can thwart impact while promoting safety. 

Part I – Wed., May 3, 6:30 pm, 2023: Presentation at the Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library 

Part II – Wed May 17, 8:00 pm, 2023: Meet at Trail 53 Observatory located in Lyme. Directions will be emailed to you after registration. 

Register for each event separately. To Register: https://oldlymelibrary.org/events/

Co-sponsored by the Lyme land Trust, Lyme Public Library, Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library, and the CT River Gateway Commission


Light Pollution-Part 2

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Date: Wed May 17, 2023
Time: 8:00 pm
Place: Trail 53 Observatory, Lyme CT
Contact Email: astronomy@lymelandtrust.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

This is a two part series on light pollution in the Connecticut River Valley. Learn the effects of an artificially  brightened night sky, including the effects on natural cycles in aquatic and terrestrial life. Misha will share simple site lighting design changes that can thwart impact while promoting safety. 

Part I –  Wed., May 3, 6:30 pm, 2023: Presentation at the Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library 

Part II –  Wed May 17, 8:00 pm, 2023: Meet at Trail 53 Observatory located in Lyme. Directions will be emailed to you after registration. 

Register for each event separately. To Register: https://oldlymelibrary.org/events/

Co-sponsored by the Lyme land Trust, Lyme Public Library, Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library, and the CT River Gateway Commission


This is a two part series on light pollution in the Connecticut River Valley. Learn the effects of an artificially  brightened night sky, including the effects on natural cycles in aquatic and terrestrial life. Misha will share simple site lighting design changes that can thwart impact while promoting safety. 

Part I –  Wed., May 3, 6:30 pm, 2023: Presentation at the Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library 

Part II –  Wed May 17, 8:00 pm, 2023: Meet at Trail 53 Observatory located in Lyme. Directions will be emailed to you after registration. 

Register for each event separately. To Register: https://oldlymelibrary.org/events/

Co-sponsored by the Lyme land Trust, Lyme Public Library, Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library, and the CT River Gateway Commission