Upcoming Events

Postponed–Walk with Joe Standart, Photographer–Imagining Lyme

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Joe Standart
Date: Sat February 27, 2021
Time: 3:30-5:00 pm
Place: Hartman Park, Gungy Rd, Lyme CT
Contact Email: education@lymelandtrust.org
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This walk is full. Send an email to be put on the waiting list. You are invited to a walk guided by photographer Joe Standart, to experience light before and after the sun sets. As we explore, Joe will give insight into his creative process for expressing an artistic vision in photography. Joe is an internationally recognized award-winning photographer and a Lyme Land Trust board member.

The walk is part of the Lyme Land Trust amateur photography program: Imagining Lyme – A Visual Exploration of Lyme’s Preserves, which encourages people to expand their visual awareness while highlighting the beauty of Lyme Preserves through photographs. Participants will be provided with short, simple non-technical photo-taking tips from Joe Standart. The deadline for submission of photos about “Light” is March 19, 2021. Three photos of distinction will be chosen.

Reservations are required. Space is limited to 10 people including the leader. Please be safe- wear a mask when meeting in the parking lot. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

To reserve, a space on the walk, email: education@lymelandtrust.org


 

This walk is full. Send an email to be put on the waiting list. You are invited to a walk guided by photographer Joe Standart, to experience light before and after the sun sets. As we explore, Joe will give insight into his creative process for expressing an artistic vision in photography. Joe is an internationally recognized award-winning photographer and a Lyme Land Trust board member.

The walk is part of the Lyme Land Trust amateur photography program: Imagining Lyme – A Visual Exploration of Lyme’s Preserves, which encourages people to expand their visual awareness while highlighting the beauty of Lyme Preserves through photographs. Participants will be provided with short, simple non-technical photo-taking tips from Joe Standart. The deadline for submission of photos about “Light” is March 19, 2021. Three photos of distinction will be chosen.

Reservations are required. Space is limited to 10 people including the leader. Please be safe- wear a mask when meeting in the parking lot. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

To reserve, a space on the walk, email: education@lymelandtrust.org


Eco-Safari of the Connecticut River Watershed

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Date: Sat February 27, 2021
Time: 2:00 - 3:30pm
Place: Zoom Presentation
Contact Email: programreg@lymepl.org
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In this interactive webinar conservation biologist Jim Arrigoni will take you on a virtual tour of the Connecticut River watershed, highlighting the flora and fauna and unique aspects of its natural and human history. The Connecticut River is recognized as one of the most ecologically and culturally important rivers on the U.S. east coast. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Lyme Library.

Jim has two decades of fieldwork experience with birds, amphibians, reptiles, fish and aquatic insects in far-flung locations from his roots in New England to the Pacific Northwest, Belize, and Hong Kong. In his position with the CT Audubon Society, Jim assists with a variety of public education activities all over CT, including with the Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center in Old Lyme.

Registration required: programreg@lymepl.org
When you register, you will receive a zoom link several days before the presentation. For more information call the Lyme Public Library at 860-434-2272.


 

In this interactive webinar conservation biologist Jim Arrigoni will take you on a virtual tour of the Connecticut River watershed, highlighting the flora and fauna and unique aspects of its natural and human history. The Connecticut River is recognized as one of the most ecologically and culturally important rivers on the U.S. east coast. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Lyme Library.

Jim has two decades of fieldwork experience with birds, amphibians, reptiles, fish and aquatic insects in far-flung locations from his roots in New England to the Pacific Northwest, Belize, and Hong Kong. In his position with the CT Audubon Society, Jim assists with a variety of public education activities all over CT, including with the Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center in Old Lyme.

Registration required: programreg@lymepl.org
When you register, you will receive a zoom link several days before the presentation. For more information call the Lyme Public Library at 860-434-2272.


Animal Tracking

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Date: Sat March 6, 2021
Time: 2pm
Place: Zoom Presentation
Contact Email: programreg@lymepl.org
Presenter: The Friends of the Lyme Public Library and the Lyme Land Trust
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Learn to identify the tracks and other evidence wildlife leave behind and the stories they tell presented by the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center. The Lyme Land Trust will provide walks to practice what we have learned. To learn more about walks.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Lyme Library and the Land Trust. It is free and open to all, made possible with funding from the Friends of the Lyme Public Library.

Registration required: programreg@lymepl.org
When you register, you will receive an invitation to the Zoom event. For more information call the library at 860-434-2277


Learn to identify the tracks and other evidence wildlife leave behind and the stories they tell presented by the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center. The Lyme Land Trust will provide walks to practice what we have learned. To learn more about walks.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Lyme Library and the Land Trust. It is free and open to all, made possible with funding from the Friends of the Lyme Public Library.

Registration required: programreg@lymepl.org
When you register, you will receive an invitation to the Zoom event. For more information call the library at 860-434-2277


Animal Tracking Guided Walks

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Turkey Tracks
Date: Sun March 7, 2021
Time: 9:30-11:30
Place: Various locations.
Contact Email: education@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: The Friends of the Lyme Public Library and the Lyme Land Trust
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Join us on a walk to look for tracks and other evidence left behind by wildlife. We will practice what was learned in the March 6 zoom webinar with Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, provided by the Friends of the Lyme Public Library. Separate small-group walks will be guided by Lyme Land Trust board members and staff. The walks will be about 1.5 miles long on moderately easy trails.

  • Banningwood Preserve, Town Street, Lyme – with Sue Cope, environmental director of the Lyme Land Trust
  • Pleasant Valley Preserve, McIntosh Road, Lyme – with Tony Irving, forest ecologist
  • As these walks fill up, we will add more leaders for walks at different preserves.

Reservations are required. Email education@lymelandtrust.org to reserve. Space is limited. Let us know which walk you prefer.

Please be safe- wear a mask in the parking lot. Masks can be removed during the walk as long as social distancing is maintained.


Join us on a walk to look for tracks and other evidence left behind by wildlife. We will practice what was learned in the March 6 zoom webinar with Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, provided by the Friends of the Lyme Public Library. Separate small-group walks will be guided by Lyme Land Trust board members and staff. The walks will be about 1.5 miles long on moderately easy trails.

  • Banningwood Preserve, Town Street, Lyme – with Sue Cope, environmental director of the Lyme Land Trust
  • Pleasant Valley Preserve, McIntosh Road, Lyme – with Tony Irving, forest ecologist
  • As these walks fill up, we will add more leaders for walks at different preserves.

Reservations are required. Email education@lymelandtrust.org to reserve. Space is limited. Let us know which walk you prefer.

Please be safe- wear a mask in the parking lot. Masks can be removed during the walk as long as social distancing is maintained.


UNPLUGGED! Weekend in Lyme/Old Lyme – Two Family Walks with Quests

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Date: Sat March 6, 2021 thru Mon March 8, 2021
Time: DIY
Place: Pleasant Valley Preserve, MacIntosh Rd, Lyme CT and Hartman Park, Gungy Rd., Lyme CT
Contact Email: sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org
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GNOME HUNT: Visit Pleasant Valley Preserve on your own. Follow the dots on the map to find the four gnomes. Use a pen or pencil to connect the dots to make an X. The sleepy bear will be found in the location indicated by the center of the X.
Directions: From the Halls Rd (Rte 1)/Rte 156 traffic light, travel north 6.5 miles. Take a left on Macintosh Rd. The pull-in parking lot is about 1/4 mile on the right.

Download the map with gnome locations and instructions.

FAERY QUEST: Visit Hartman Park on your own. Follow the dots on the map to find the four Faeries. Use a pen or pencil to connect the dots to make an X. The sleepy bear will be found in the location indicated by the center of the X.
Directions: From the Halls Rd (Rte 1)/Rte 156 traffic light, travel north 6.5 miles. Take a right onto Beaver Brook Rd. Travel 2.7 miles. Take a right onto Gungy Rd. The parking lot is about 1.1 miles on the right.

Please don’t remove the objects. Take photos! We’d love to see them. Email them to: sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org.  Everyone is welcome. The hunt will be available indefinitely.

This is an offering for the Lyme Youth Service Bureau UNPLUGGED ! LYSB Screen-free Weekend in Lyme/Old Lyme March 6&7 2021


 

GNOME HUNT: Visit Pleasant Valley Preserve on your own. Follow the dots on the map to find the four gnomes. Use a pen or pencil to connect the dots to make an X. The sleepy bear will be found in the location indicated by the center of the X.
Directions: From the Halls Rd (Rte 1)/Rte 156 traffic light, travel north 6.5 miles. Take a left on Macintosh Rd. The pull-in parking lot is about 1/4 mile on the right.

Download the map with gnome locations and instructions.

FAERY QUEST: Visit Hartman Park on your own. Follow the dots on the map to find the four Faeries. Use a pen or pencil to connect the dots to make an X. The sleepy bear will be found in the location indicated by the center of the X.
Directions: From the Halls Rd (Rte 1)/Rte 156 traffic light, travel north 6.5 miles. Take a right onto Beaver Brook Rd. Travel 2.7 miles. Take a right onto Gungy Rd. The parking lot is about 1.1 miles on the right.

Please don’t remove the objects. Take photos! We’d love to see them. Email them to: sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org.  Everyone is welcome. The hunt will be available indefinitely.

This is an offering for the Lyme Youth Service Bureau UNPLUGGED ! LYSB Screen-free Weekend in Lyme/Old Lyme March 6&7 2021


Sapling Club-Outside Play for Elementary School-Aged Kids

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Photo by Regan Stacey
Date: Sat March 13, 2021
Time: 1:30-2:30 pm
Place: Banningwood Preserve, Town Street, Lyme CT
Contact Email: reganstacey@gmail.com
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Join our new monthly group for elementary-aged children. Enjoy free play in the forest with friends! We’ll meet up the second Saturday of each month from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Banningwood Preserve. Parents are welcome to stay or drop-off.

If you would like to join, please contact Regan Stacey at reganstacey@gmail.com.

The club is organized by two volunteers, Regan Stacey and Angel Santos Burres. Both have children in the LOL school district.

Environmentalist/artist Regan Stacey currently runs the Tree Collective, a program for teens. She owns Awaken the Forest Within, a mindfulness-based practice that helps [re]connect people to nature for the betterment of themselves and the earth

Angel relocated to Old Lyme this fall after 20 years of non-profit work in Greater Boston. Most recently, she was the director of Outdoors Rx, a program of the Appalachian Mountain Club. Angel encouraged families to explore the outdoors together with a focus on local spaces. She is thrilled to explore all of the nearby woods, marshes, lakes, rivers, and ocean and hopes to meet you on the trail.


Join our new monthly group for elementary-aged children. Enjoy free play in the forest with friends! We’ll meet up the second Saturday of each month from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Banningwood Preserve. Parents are welcome to stay or drop-off.

If you would like to join, please contact Regan Stacey at reganstacey@gmail.com.

The club is organized by two volunteers, Regan Stacey and Angel Santos Burres. Both have children in the LOL school district.

Environmentalist/artist Regan Stacey currently runs the Tree Collective, a program for teens. She owns Awaken the Forest Within, a mindfulness-based practice that helps [re]connect people to nature for the betterment of themselves and the earth

Angel relocated to Old Lyme this fall after 20 years of non-profit work in Greater Boston. Most recently, she was the director of Outdoors Rx, a program of the Appalachian Mountain Club. Angel encouraged families to explore the outdoors together with a focus on local spaces. She is thrilled to explore all of the nearby woods, marshes, lakes, rivers, and ocean and hopes to meet you on the trail.


Hiking Club for Middle Schoolers

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Photo by Regan Stacey
Date: Sat March 13, 2021
Time: 3:00-4:30 pm
Place: Banningwood Preserve, Town Street, Lyme CT.
Contact Email: reganstacey@gmail.com
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Join our new group for middle school-aged children. Come hike the trails! Every month a the hike will be an adventure to explore the natural world. It meets the second Saturday of each month in a different preserve from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

To join the group, email reganstacey@gmail.com.

The club is organized by two volunteers, Regan Stacey and Angel Santos Burres. Both have children in the LOL school district.

Environmentalist/artist Regan Stacey currently runs the Tree Collective, a Lyme Land Trust program for teens. She owns Awaken the Forest Within, a mindfulness-based practice that helps [re]connect people to nature for the betterment of themselves and the earth

Angel relocated to Old Lyme this fall after 20 years of non-profit work in Greater Boston. Most recently, she was the director of Outdoors Rx, a program of the Appalachian Mountain Club. Angel encouraged families to explore the outdoors together with a focus on local spaces. She is thrilled to explore all of the nearby woods, marshes, lakes, rivers, and ocean and hopes to meet you on the trail.


Join our new group for middle school-aged children. Come hike the trails! Every month a the hike will be an adventure to explore the natural world. It meets the second Saturday of each month in a different preserve from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

To join the group, email reganstacey@gmail.com.

The club is organized by two volunteers, Regan Stacey and Angel Santos Burres. Both have children in the LOL school district.

Environmentalist/artist Regan Stacey currently runs the Tree Collective, a Lyme Land Trust program for teens. She owns Awaken the Forest Within, a mindfulness-based practice that helps [re]connect people to nature for the betterment of themselves and the earth

Angel relocated to Old Lyme this fall after 20 years of non-profit work in Greater Boston. Most recently, she was the director of Outdoors Rx, a program of the Appalachian Mountain Club. Angel encouraged families to explore the outdoors together with a focus on local spaces. She is thrilled to explore all of the nearby woods, marshes, lakes, rivers, and ocean and hopes to meet you on the trail.


Imagining Lyme–Photo Submission Deadline Fall/Winter Season

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Joe Standart
Date: Fri March 19, 2021
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 Joe Standart, a professional photographer and Land Trust Board member. 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 Joe Standart, a professional photographer and Land Trust Board member. For more information. 


Sacred Earth Celebration | Spring Equinox Flower Walk

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Photo credit: Wendolyn Hill
Date: Sat March 20, 2021
Time: 10:00-11:30 am
Place: Young Preserve, Gungy Rd., Lyme CT
Contact Email: regan@awakentheforestwithin.com
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Celebrate the spring equinox with a flower walk along the Young Preserve trail in Lyme, CT. 

Each participant will carry a flower as we slowly walk among the laurels and rock outcroppings of Young Preserve. Periods of reflection in the landscape will be offered as well as a guided meditation honoring this time of year. Gently welcome the balance of the day, feel renewed energy, and prepare to turn outward to the longer days of light ahead. Flowers will be provided for you to carry and take home.  If you wish to bring your own, please do. The walk is about 1-mile over easy to moderate terrain. Young Preserve | Lyme Land Trust

Folding stools are available for your use or bring along your own stool or sit upon (towel, cloth or mat) for our sitting sessions. You may wish to bring along some water. There are no restrooms at the preserve.

The group is limited to 10 participants. Social distancing guidelines will be followed. Please wear a mask to the parking lot meet-up.

Parking: East side of Gungy Rd, about 1/2mile north of Beaver Brook Rd.

Inclement weather cancels. A cancellation email will go out an hour before the event. Rain date: Sunday, March 21.

$30.00 per person. Registration required. Lyme Land Trust members receive 15% off with the discount code LLT15. To register. 

Regan Stacy is the founder of Awaken the Forest Within, an organization that offers forest bathing walks. Forest bathing is a supportive practice that invites us to slow down, open our senses, and engage with nature and ourselves as we take in the restorative health benefits of being in the forest. These benefits include lowered stress, blood pressure, and heart rate, increased creativity and focus, and a boost to our immune system. Leave calm and refreshed for the day ahead.


Celebrate the spring equinox with a flower walk along the Young Preserve trail in Lyme, CT. 

Each participant will carry a flower as we slowly walk among the laurels and rock outcroppings of Young Preserve. Periods of reflection in the landscape will be offered as well as a guided meditation honoring this time of year. Gently welcome the balance of the day, feel renewed energy, and prepare to turn outward to the longer days of light ahead. Flowers will be provided for you to carry and take home.  If you wish to bring your own, please do. The walk is about 1-mile over easy to moderate terrain. Young Preserve | Lyme Land Trust

Folding stools are available for your use or bring along your own stool or sit upon (towel, cloth or mat) for our sitting sessions. You may wish to bring along some water. There are no restrooms at the preserve.

The group is limited to 10 participants. Social distancing guidelines will be followed. Please wear a mask to the parking lot meet-up.

Parking: East side of Gungy Rd, about 1/2mile north of Beaver Brook Rd.

Inclement weather cancels. A cancellation email will go out an hour before the event. Rain date: Sunday, March 21.

$30.00 per person. Registration required. Lyme Land Trust members receive 15% off with the discount code LLT15. To register. 

Regan Stacy is the founder of Awaken the Forest Within, an organization that offers forest bathing walks. Forest bathing is a supportive practice that invites us to slow down, open our senses, and engage with nature and ourselves as we take in the restorative health benefits of being in the forest. These benefits include lowered stress, blood pressure, and heart rate, increased creativity and focus, and a boost to our immune system. Leave calm and refreshed for the day ahead.


Reading the Landscape – Talk and Walk with Anthony Irving

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Date: Sat April 24, 2021
Time: 10:00-11:55 am
Place: Brockway-Hawthorne Preserve, Brush Hill Road, Lyme
Contact Email: education@lymelandtrust.org
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Anthony Irving, a well-known forest ecologist, will lead a Talk and Walk at the Brockway-Hawthorne Preserve.  He will point out examples of glacial forces that influenced the historical uses of the land and how they continue to shape the forest ecology we see today. Anthony is a Lyme Land Trust board member and chairman of the Eightmile River Wild and Scenic Committee.

The walk is family-friendly and will take about 2 hours.

Space is limited and social distancing guidelines will be followed. Registration required: education@lymelandtrust.org


Anthony Irving, a well-known forest ecologist, will lead a Talk and Walk at the Brockway-Hawthorne Preserve.  He will point out examples of glacial forces that influenced the historical uses of the land and how they continue to shape the forest ecology we see today. Anthony is a Lyme Land Trust board member and chairman of the Eightmile River Wild and Scenic Committee.

The walk is family-friendly and will take about 2 hours.

Space is limited and social distancing guidelines will be followed. Registration required: education@lymelandtrust.org


52 Trail Challenge

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Date: Tue December 1, 2020 thru Tue June 1, 2021
Time: spanning six months
Place: The Lyme Preserves are cooperatively owned and/or managed by the Lyme Land Trust, The Town of Lyme and The Nature Conservancy.
Contact Email:
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The Lyme Land Trust challenges you to hike during this winter and early spring on the 52 trails of the Lyme Preserves.   Please see the 52 Trail Challenge page for more.


The Lyme Land Trust challenges you to hike during this winter and early spring on the 52 trails of the Lyme Preserves.   Please see the 52 Trail Challenge page for more.


Ongoing–DIY Family Walk: Gnome Hunt

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Date: Sat November 21, 2020 thru Wed June 30, 2021
Time: DIY
Place: Pleasant Valley Preserve, MacIntosh Rd, Lyme CT
Contact Email: sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org
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Visit Pleasant Valley Preserve on your own for this gnome hunt. Follow the dots on the map to find the gnomes. Use a pen or pencil to connect the dots to make an X. The sleepy bear will be found in the location indicated by the center of the X. Please don’t remove the objects. Take photos! We’d love to see them. Email them to: sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org.  Everyone is welcome.

Download the map with gnome locations and instructions.

Directions: From the Halls Rd (Rte 1)/Rte 156 traffic light, travel north 6.5 miles. Take a left on Macintosh Rd. The pull-in parking lot is about 1/4 mile on the right.


Visit Pleasant Valley Preserve on your own for this gnome hunt. Follow the dots on the map to find the gnomes. Use a pen or pencil to connect the dots to make an X. The sleepy bear will be found in the location indicated by the center of the X. Please don’t remove the objects. Take photos! We’d love to see them. Email them to: sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org.  Everyone is welcome.

Download the map with gnome locations and instructions.

Directions: From the Halls Rd (Rte 1)/Rte 156 traffic light, travel north 6.5 miles. Take a left on Macintosh Rd. The pull-in parking lot is about 1/4 mile on the right.


Tour de Lyme 2021

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Joe Standart
Date: Sun September 5, 2021
Time: starting at 8 am
Place: Ashlawn Farms, Bill Hill Road, Lyme CT
Contact Email: info@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Lyme Land Conservation Trust
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Please join us for the seventh annual Tour de Lyme cycling event with beautifully scenic routes for all ages and levels. We’re looking forward to seeing you!

For more information, visit the Tour de Lyme webpage: TourDeLyme.org.

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


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

For more information, visit the Tour de Lyme webpage: TourDeLyme.org.

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