Upcoming Events

Autumnal Equinox Forest Bathing

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Wendolyn Hill
Date: Wed September 22, 2021
Time: 4:00-5:30 pm
Place: Banningwood Preserve, 19 Town St. Lyme, CT
Contact Email: regan@reganstacey.com
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Welcome in the autumn equinox and feel centered and grounded for the season ahead.

Join us in honoring the autumnal equinox as we turn towards the light within and restore balance for the season ahead. On this first day of fall, enjoy a mindfully guided walk through Banningwood Preserve as we awaken the senses and the body – connecting with the cycles of nature and all of life.

The walk concludes with a guided nature meditation in Diana’s field followed by a wild-foraged tea.

Folding stools are available for your use, or bring along your own stool or sit mat.

The walk is about 1-mile over easy to moderate terrain.

Rain or shine.

Registration required.  $27 per person, Click here to register.   

Lyme Land Trust members receive 15% off with the discount code LLT15.

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

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


Welcome in the autumn equinox and feel centered and grounded for the season ahead.

Join us in honoring the autumnal equinox as we turn towards the light within and restore balance for the season ahead. On this first day of fall, enjoy a mindfully guided walk through Banningwood Preserve as we awaken the senses and the body – connecting with the cycles of nature and all of life.

The walk concludes with a guided nature meditation in Diana’s field followed by a wild-foraged tea.

Folding stools are available for your use, or bring along your own stool or sit mat.

The walk is about 1-mile over easy to moderate terrain.

Rain or shine.

Registration required.  $27 per person, Click here to register.   

Lyme Land Trust members receive 15% off with the discount code LLT15.

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

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


Wildflower Walk for Families

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Date: Sat September 25, 2021
Time: 9:30-11:00 am
Place: Pleasant Valley Preserve, MacIntosh Rd., Lyme CT
Contact Email: sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org
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Join Lyme Pollinator Pathway and Pollinate Old Lyme for a wildflower walk! 

Take a Bee LYME from Spring 2021 to Spring 2022. For more information, click on the poster to enlarge. Kids who attend all four free events will be rewarded with a Lyme Pollinator Pathway t-shirt sponsored by Lymes’ Youth Services Bureau.

Spaces are limited. Sponsored by Lyme Land Trust and LYSB. 

Registration is required: sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org. 

 

 


Join Lyme Pollinator Pathway and Pollinate Old Lyme for a wildflower walk! 

Take a Bee LYME from Spring 2021 to Spring 2022. For more information, click on the poster to enlarge. Kids who attend all four free events will be rewarded with a Lyme Pollinator Pathway t-shirt sponsored by Lymes’ Youth Services Bureau.

Spaces are limited. Sponsored by Lyme Land Trust and LYSB. 

Registration is required: sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org. 

 

 


Walk with Joe Standart, Photographer–Imagining Lyme

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Joe Standart
Date: Sat September 25, 2021
Time: 8:00-10:00 am
Place: Thach Preserve, Brush Hill Rd., Lyme CT
Contact Email: education@lymelandtrust.org
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You are invited to a walk guided by photographer Joe Standart, to experience the feeling of depth in images. 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 “Depth” is October 2 (with a one-week grace period), 2021. Three photos of distinction will be chosen.

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


 

You are invited to a walk guided by photographer Joe Standart, to experience the feeling of depth in images. 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 “Depth” is October 2 (with a one-week grace period), 2021. Three photos of distinction will be chosen.

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


Tuesday Trek: Thach Preserve

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Date: Tue September 28, 2021
Time: 9:30 am -11:30ish am
Place: Thach Preserve, 131 Brush Hill Rd, Lyme CT
Contact Email: anthonyinlyme@gmail.com
Presenter: Tony Irving
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Thach Preserve. Meet at the parking lot, 131 Brush Hill Rd. Short 1-mile walk, but with lots of ecology to experience and learn about.

To reserve a space: 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 moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather.

Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

Inclement weather cancels.

 


 

Thach Preserve. Meet at the parking lot, 131 Brush Hill Rd. Short 1-mile walk, but with lots of ecology to experience and learn about.

To reserve a space: 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 moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather.

Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

Inclement weather cancels.

 


Imagining Lyme–Photo Submission Deadline Spring/Summer Season

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Joe Standart
Date: Sat October 2, 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. 


Fire! Talk & Walk to Learn about the Burn in Nehantic State Forest

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Wendolyn Hill
Date: Sun October 3, 2021
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Place: Nehantic State Forest, Lyme CT
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
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Join retired DEEP forester Emery Gluck for a short talk and walk off-trail on a 17-acre tract of Nehantic State Forest that has been repeatedly burned since 1993. CT DEEP is using controlled burn as a forest management tool. The goal of the burn is to promote an open park-like oak savanna, which was likely prevalent in the pre-settlement forest near Native American camps and villages. Native Americans burned frequently to promote grasses for their game animals, to increase berry production, to facilitate firewood and acorn collection, to reduce pests, for hunting, ease of travel, and many other reasons. The fires killed mostly thin-barked and smaller trees while promoting grasses, forbs, and large trees.

We will walk off-trail through the site. Wear long pants and sturdy shoes. Meet at the small lot on Keeny Rd. 1/4 mile in from Rte 156. Keeny Road is the main forest road. The entrance is on Route 156 (Hamburg Road) just south of Lyme Fire Company Station in Hamburg.

Registration required: openspace@townlyme.org

 


Join retired DEEP forester Emery Gluck for a short talk and walk off-trail on a 17-acre tract of Nehantic State Forest that has been repeatedly burned since 1993. CT DEEP is using controlled burn as a forest management tool. The goal of the burn is to promote an open park-like oak savanna, which was likely prevalent in the pre-settlement forest near Native American camps and villages. Native Americans burned frequently to promote grasses for their game animals, to increase berry production, to facilitate firewood and acorn collection, to reduce pests, for hunting, ease of travel, and many other reasons. The fires killed mostly thin-barked and smaller trees while promoting grasses, forbs, and large trees.

We will walk off-trail through the site. Wear long pants and sturdy shoes. Meet at the small lot on Keeny Rd. 1/4 mile in from Rte 156. Keeny Road is the main forest road. The entrance is on Route 156 (Hamburg Road) just south of Lyme Fire Company Station in Hamburg.

Registration required: openspace@townlyme.org

 


Tuesday Trek: Hartman Park Blue Trail

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Photo: Wendolyn Hill
Date: Tue October 5, 2021
Time: 9:30 -11:30ish am
Place: Hartman Park, Gungy Road, Lyme CT
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
Presenter: Wendy Hill
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Hartman Park (Lyme Corner Trails). Meet at the Main Entrance. We will walk on the blue trail up to Chapman Ridge to see the archeological ruins, crossing over a long-forgotten colonial stone bridge along the way. 2+ miles

Reserve a spot: openspace@townlyme.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, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather.

Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

Inclement weather cancels.

 


 

Hartman Park (Lyme Corner Trails). Meet at the Main Entrance. We will walk on the blue trail up to Chapman Ridge to see the archeological ruins, crossing over a long-forgotten colonial stone bridge along the way. 2+ miles

Reserve a spot: openspace@townlyme.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, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather.

Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

Inclement weather cancels.

 


Opossums – Peaceful Co-existence with Backyard Wildlife

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Bill and Pam Lefferts
Date: Wed October 6, 2021
Time: 7 pm
Place: Lyme Public Hall, 249 Hamburg Rd. , Lyme CT
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
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Learn all about our helpful wildlife friends, the opossums, with Pamela and William Lefferts, wildlife rehabilitators with Ferncroft Wildlife Rescue.

The Lefferts will show a slide show which explains wildlife rehabilitation and the role of rehabbers, with a focus on opossums. At the end of the show, there will be a “meet and greet ” with the stars of the show, live opossum educational ambassadors.

Pamela A. Lefferts is a licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator in CT. Retired after many years in the field of education, Pam is the “hands-on” partner and does the critical medical care of the animals, preparing them for release. William H. Lefferts is a licensed CT Rehabilitator and Transporter.  Bill retired after teaching secondary school moderate to severe special needs children for over 40 years.  Bill helps with socialization and is instrumental in releases.

Always lovers of animals, the Lefferts operated a hobby farm for many years prior to retirement. In 2016 they began the process of becoming Wildlife rehabilitators and in early 2017 they opened Ferncroft Wildlife Rescue.  They believe it is the perfect volunteer opportunity for retirees and love to share their passion and knowledge of how and what “rehabbing” entails. Specializing in opossum, the Lefferts especially enjoy sharing knowledge about these misunderstood gentle creatures.

Meet them on FaceBook

Registration required: openspace@townlyme.org

 


Learn all about our helpful wildlife friends, the opossums, with Pamela and William Lefferts, wildlife rehabilitators with Ferncroft Wildlife Rescue.

The Lefferts will show a slide show which explains wildlife rehabilitation and the role of rehabbers, with a focus on opossums. At the end of the show, there will be a “meet and greet ” with the stars of the show, live opossum educational ambassadors.

Pamela A. Lefferts is a licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator in CT. Retired after many years in the field of education, Pam is the “hands-on” partner and does the critical medical care of the animals, preparing them for release. William H. Lefferts is a licensed CT Rehabilitator and Transporter.  Bill retired after teaching secondary school moderate to severe special needs children for over 40 years.  Bill helps with socialization and is instrumental in releases.

Always lovers of animals, the Lefferts operated a hobby farm for many years prior to retirement. In 2016 they began the process of becoming Wildlife rehabilitators and in early 2017 they opened Ferncroft Wildlife Rescue.  They believe it is the perfect volunteer opportunity for retirees and love to share their passion and knowledge of how and what “rehabbing” entails. Specializing in opossum, the Lefferts especially enjoy sharing knowledge about these misunderstood gentle creatures.

Meet them on FaceBook

Registration required: openspace@townlyme.org

 


Hiking Club for Middle Schoolers

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Photo by Regan Stacey
Date: Sat October 9, 2021
Time: 3:15-4:45 pm
Place: Brockway-Hawthorne Preserve, Brush Hill Rd., Lyme CT
Contact Email: reganstacey@gmail.com
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You are welcome to join our group for middle school-aged children. Come hike the trails! Every month the hike will be an adventure to explore the natural world. It meets the second Saturday of each month in a different preserve.

The Hiking Club is a drop-off/pick-up program.  If you are a parent who would like to walk the trails during the club time, you are welcome to do so on your own, with other friends/parents, or even bring your dog!
The Hiking Club is limited to 10 participants per meet-up.
Registration required, email reganstacey@gmail.com.

 

The club is organized by volunteer Regan Stacey, who has 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.


 

You are welcome to join our group for middle school-aged children. Come hike the trails! Every month the hike will be an adventure to explore the natural world. It meets the second Saturday of each month in a different preserve.

The Hiking Club is a drop-off/pick-up program.  If you are a parent who would like to walk the trails during the club time, you are welcome to do so on your own, with other friends/parents, or even bring your dog!
The Hiking Club is limited to 10 participants per meet-up.
Registration required, email reganstacey@gmail.com.

 

The club is organized by volunteer Regan Stacey, who has 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.


Tuesday Trek: Plimpton Preserve

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Date: Tue October 12, 2021
Time: 9:30 am -11:30ish am
Place: Plimpton Preserve, Sterling City Rd., Lyme CT
Contact Email: Kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Kristina White
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Plimpton Preserve – Meet at the trailhead on Sterling City Rd.  Arduous but short hike to overlook. 1.75 mile loop with some walking on the road.

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 moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather.

Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

Inclement weather cancels.

 


 

Plimpton Preserve – Meet at the trailhead on Sterling City Rd.  Arduous but short hike to overlook. 1.75 mile loop with some walking on the road.

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 moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather.

Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

Inclement weather cancels.

 


Eightmile RiverFest 2021

Date: Sat October 16, 2021
Time: 1- 4pm
Place: Devil's Hopyard State Park--Pavilion Area
Contact Email: pyoung@eightmileriver.org
Presenter: Eightmile River Wild & Scenic Coordinating Committee
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Please join us for this free family-oriented event sponsored every two years by the Eightmile River Wild & Scenic Coordinating Committee in celebration of the Eightmile River. Come visit the Lyme Land Trust display.

Bluegrass Music- Eight Mile River Band (of course)
Great Food- chowder, chili, apples, cider, and other sweet treats.
Great Fun- Birds of Prey, Native Reptiles, and more family activities.
Great Information-Displays sponsored by local and state organizations including the Lyme Land Conservation Trust.

Rain cancels. Check eightmileriver.org for updates.

Click on the poster to enlarge it.


Please join us for this free family-oriented event sponsored every two years by the Eightmile River Wild & Scenic Coordinating Committee in celebration of the Eightmile River. Come visit the Lyme Land Trust display.

Bluegrass Music- Eight Mile River Band (of course)
Great Food- chowder, chili, apples, cider, and other sweet treats.
Great Fun- Birds of Prey, Native Reptiles, and more family activities.
Great Information-Displays sponsored by local and state organizations including the Lyme Land Conservation Trust.

Rain cancels. Check eightmileriver.org for updates.

Click on the poster to enlarge it.


Autumn Forest Bathing at Young Preserve

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Wendolyn Hill
Date: Sun October 17, 2021
Time: 1:00-3:00 pm
Place: Young Preserve, Gungy Rd., Lyme, CT, Pull-in parking along the east side of Gungy Road, about 1/2 mile north of Beaver Brook Rd.
Contact Email: regan@reganstacey.com
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Relax and unwind as you breathe in the crisp autumn air among the trees.

Experience the soothing sounds of swishing leaves, the smell of autumn earth, and the changing colors of the season. Wander among the laurels, mature forest, and rock outcroppings as we awaken the senses to all of life.

The walk concludes with a wild-foraged tea.

Folding stools are available for your use, or bring along your own stool or sit mat. The walk is about 1-mile over easy to moderate terrain. Rain or shine.

Registration required.  $32 per person, Click here to register.   

Lyme Land Trust members receive 15% off with the discount code LLT15.

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

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


 

Relax and unwind as you breathe in the crisp autumn air among the trees.

Experience the soothing sounds of swishing leaves, the smell of autumn earth, and the changing colors of the season. Wander among the laurels, mature forest, and rock outcroppings as we awaken the senses to all of life.

The walk concludes with a wild-foraged tea.

Folding stools are available for your use, or bring along your own stool or sit mat. The walk is about 1-mile over easy to moderate terrain. Rain or shine.

Registration required.  $32 per person, Click here to register.   

Lyme Land Trust members receive 15% off with the discount code LLT15.

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

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


Tuesday Trek: Banningwood Preserve

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Regan Stacey
Date: Tue October 19, 2021
Time: 9:30 am -11 am
Place: Banningwood Preserve. 19 Town Street (Rte. 82), Lyme CT
Contact Email: sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Sue Cope
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Banningwood Preserve. Meet at parking lot on Town Street (Rte. 82). Full loop of the preserve beginning with upper red to Parkers Perch, down to Diana’s Field and following all of Yellow along the Roaring Brook before returning on lower red. About 1.5 hrs with some steep grades on the Upper Red trail.

To reserve a space: 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 moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather.

Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

Inclement weather cancels.

 


 

Banningwood Preserve. Meet at parking lot on Town Street (Rte. 82). Full loop of the preserve beginning with upper red to Parkers Perch, down to Diana’s Field and following all of Yellow along the Roaring Brook before returning on lower red. About 1.5 hrs with some steep grades on the Upper Red trail.

To reserve a space: 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 moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather.

Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

Inclement weather cancels.

 


A Photographer’s Vision–Landscapes by Caryn B. Davis – Plus the Announcement of Photos of Distinction for the Second Season of Imagining Lyme

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photo by Caryn B. Davis
Date: Tue October 19, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Lyme Public Library Coomunity Room
Contact Email: education@lymelandtrust.org
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Join award-winning photographer Caryn B. Davis, for a presentation of her landscapes from the natural world to celebrate the submissions and announce the photos of distinction for summer/fall season in the Lyme Land Trust’s photography program, Imagining Lyme. https://imagininglyme.org/

Caryn will show images of gardens and from her recent trips to Antarctica & Yellowstone National Park, and explain how the natural world influences her creative process with particular attention to composition, learning the rules and then breaking them, the artistry of abstract images versus realistic, and how using different focal lengths within the same scene can yield different compositional results.

The next category of the Imagining Lyme program will be based upon her creative process.

For the Imagining Lyme program, the photos that best express a mood or story through a sense of depth will be presented. To see the impressive showcase of all submitted photos go to: http://imagininglyme.org/galleries/

To register for the program, email education@lymelandtrust.org

Caryn B. Davis is a Lyme resident who has specialized in architecture, interiors, garden and travel photography for over 20 years. Her career has spanned the globe taking her to over 50 countries. She is also a prolific writer with articles that have been featured in the New York Times, Town & Country, Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, Fine Art Connoisseur, New Zealand Geographic, and others. Caryn has produced two commissioned photography books, A Connecticut Christmas: Celebrating the Holiday in Classic New England Style, and the  newly published Connecticut Waters: Celebrating Our Coastline and Waterways. She is currently working on her third book due out in 2023.


 

Join award-winning photographer Caryn B. Davis, for a presentation of her landscapes from the natural world to celebrate the submissions and announce the photos of distinction for summer/fall season in the Lyme Land Trust’s photography program, Imagining Lyme. https://imagininglyme.org/

Caryn will show images of gardens and from her recent trips to Antarctica & Yellowstone National Park, and explain how the natural world influences her creative process with particular attention to composition, learning the rules and then breaking them, the artistry of abstract images versus realistic, and how using different focal lengths within the same scene can yield different compositional results.

The next category of the Imagining Lyme program will be based upon her creative process.

For the Imagining Lyme program, the photos that best express a mood or story through a sense of depth will be presented. To see the impressive showcase of all submitted photos go to: http://imagininglyme.org/galleries/

To register for the program, email education@lymelandtrust.org

Caryn B. Davis is a Lyme resident who has specialized in architecture, interiors, garden and travel photography for over 20 years. Her career has spanned the globe taking her to over 50 countries. She is also a prolific writer with articles that have been featured in the New York Times, Town & Country, Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, Fine Art Connoisseur, New Zealand Geographic, and others. Caryn has produced two commissioned photography books, A Connecticut Christmas: Celebrating the Holiday in Classic New England Style, and the  newly published Connecticut Waters: Celebrating Our Coastline and Waterways. She is currently working on her third book due out in 2023.


Tuesday Trek: Pleasant Valley Preserve

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Date: Tue October 26, 2021
Time: 9:30 am -11:30ish am
Place: Pleasant Valley Preserve, MacIntosh Rd., Lyme CT
Contact Email: anthonyinlyme@gmail.com
Presenter: Tony Irving
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Pleasant Valley Preserve. Meet at MacIntosh Rd. Parking lot. Walk and talk as to the effects of glacial processes on historic and use.

To reserve a space: 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, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather.

Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

Inclement weather cancels.

 


 

Pleasant Valley Preserve. Meet at MacIntosh Rd. Parking lot. Walk and talk as to the effects of glacial processes on historic and use.

To reserve a space: 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, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather.

Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

Inclement weather cancels.

 


Ongoing–Two Family Walks with Magical Hunts

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Date: Sat March 6, 2021 thru Sun October 31, 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 Gnome Hunt 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.

Download the Faery Quest Map with Faery locations and instructions.

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 was an offering for the Lyme Youth Service Bureau UNPLUGGED ! LYSB Screen-free Weekend in Lyme/Old Lyme March 6&7 2021. For more regional offerings.


 

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 Gnome Hunt 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.

Download the Faery Quest Map with Faery locations and instructions.

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 was an offering for the Lyme Youth Service Bureau UNPLUGGED ! LYSB Screen-free Weekend in Lyme/Old Lyme March 6&7 2021. For more regional offerings.


Hiking Club for Middle Schoolers

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Photo by Regan Stacey
Date: Sat November 13, 2021
Time: 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Place: Jewett Preserve, MacIntosh Rd., Lyme CT
Contact Email: reganstacey@gmail.com
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You are welcome to join our group for middle school-aged children. Come hike the trails! Every month the hike will be an adventure to explore the natural world. It meets the second Saturday of each month in a different preserve.

The Hiking Club is a drop-off/pick-up program.  If you are a parent who would like to walk the trails during the club time, you are welcome to do so on your own, with other friends/parents, or even bring your dog!
The Hiking Club is limited to 10 participants per meet-up.
Registration required, email reganstacey@gmail.com.

 

The club is organized by volunteer Regan Stacey, who has 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.


 

You are welcome to join our group for middle school-aged children. Come hike the trails! Every month the hike will be an adventure to explore the natural world. It meets the second Saturday of each month in a different preserve.

The Hiking Club is a drop-off/pick-up program.  If you are a parent who would like to walk the trails during the club time, you are welcome to do so on your own, with other friends/parents, or even bring your dog!
The Hiking Club is limited to 10 participants per meet-up.
Registration required, email reganstacey@gmail.com.

 

The club is organized by volunteer Regan Stacey, who has 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.


Eastern Coyotes in CT

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Date: Thu December 2, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Lyme Public Library
Contact Email: programreg@lymepl.org
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With Paul Colburn, Master Wildlife Conservationist. Paul Colburn will provide strategies for co-existence with coyotes. He’ll also focus on the history of coyotes in CT and give an overview of habitat, diet, behavior, and reproduction.

This program is co-sponsored with the Friends of the Lyme Public Library.

To register:  giaconiajw@comcast.net


With Paul Colburn, Master Wildlife Conservationist. Paul Colburn will provide strategies for co-existence with coyotes. He’ll also focus on the history of coyotes in CT and give an overview of habitat, diet, behavior, and reproduction.

This program is co-sponsored with the Friends of the Lyme Public Library.

To register:  giaconiajw@comcast.net


Hiking Club for Middle Schoolers

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Photo by Regan Stacey
Date: Sat December 11, 2021
Time: 1:30-3:00 pm
Place: Mt. Archer Woods, Mt. Archer Rd., Lyme CT
Contact Email: reganstacey@gmail.com
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You are welcome to join our group for middle school-aged children. Come hike the trails! Every month the hike will be an adventure to explore the natural world. It meets the second Saturday of each month in a different preserve.

The Hiking Club is a drop-off/pick-up program.  If you are a parent who would like to walk the trails during the club time, you are welcome to do so on your own, with other friends/parents, or even bring your dog!
The Hiking Club is limited to 10 participants per meet-up.
Registration required, email reganstacey@gmail.com.

 

The club is organized by volunteer Regan Stacey, who has 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.


 

You are welcome to join our group for middle school-aged children. Come hike the trails! Every month the hike will be an adventure to explore the natural world. It meets the second Saturday of each month in a different preserve.

The Hiking Club is a drop-off/pick-up program.  If you are a parent who would like to walk the trails during the club time, you are welcome to do so on your own, with other friends/parents, or even bring your dog!
The Hiking Club is limited to 10 participants per meet-up.
Registration required, email reganstacey@gmail.com.

 

The club is organized by volunteer Regan Stacey, who has 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.


Story Time with Lavender, the Opossum

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Photo from the Lefferts
Date: Fri February 25, 2022
Time: 3 pm
Place: Lyme Public Library Community Room, 482 Hamburg Rd. Lyme CT
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
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Meet Lavender the opossum and learn why she lives in a house. Lavender wrote a book about it. Lavender’s human friend will read the book out loud and then the children will get to meet a live opossum.
Learn all about our helpful wildlife friends, the opossums, with Pamela and William Lefferts, wildlife rehabilitators with Ferncroft Wildlife Rescue.
Pamela A. Lefferts is a licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator in CT. Retired after many years in the field of education, Pam is the “hands-on” partner and does the critical medical care of the animals, preparing them for release. William H. Lefferts is a licensed CT Rehabilitator and Transporter.  Bill retired after teaching secondary school moderate to severe special needs children for over 40 years.  Bill helps with socialization and is instrumental in releases.
Always lovers of animals, the Lefferts operated a hobby farm for many years prior to retirement. In 2016 they began the process of becoming Wildlife rehabilitators and in early 2017 they opened Ferncroft Wildlife Rescue.  They believe it is the perfect volunteer opportunity for retirees and love to share their passion and knowledge of how and what “rehabbing” entails. Specializing in opossum, the Lefferts especially enjoy sharing knowledge about these misunderstood gentle creatures.

Meet them on FaceBook

Registration required: openspace@townlyme.org

 


Meet Lavender the opossum and learn why she lives in a house. Lavender wrote a book about it. Lavender’s human friend will read the book out loud and then the children will get to meet a live opossum.
Learn all about our helpful wildlife friends, the opossums, with Pamela and William Lefferts, wildlife rehabilitators with Ferncroft Wildlife Rescue.
Pamela A. Lefferts is a licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator in CT. Retired after many years in the field of education, Pam is the “hands-on” partner and does the critical medical care of the animals, preparing them for release. William H. Lefferts is a licensed CT Rehabilitator and Transporter.  Bill retired after teaching secondary school moderate to severe special needs children for over 40 years.  Bill helps with socialization and is instrumental in releases.
Always lovers of animals, the Lefferts operated a hobby farm for many years prior to retirement. In 2016 they began the process of becoming Wildlife rehabilitators and in early 2017 they opened Ferncroft Wildlife Rescue.  They believe it is the perfect volunteer opportunity for retirees and love to share their passion and knowledge of how and what “rehabbing” entails. Specializing in opossum, the Lefferts especially enjoy sharing knowledge about these misunderstood gentle creatures.

Meet them on FaceBook

Registration required: openspace@townlyme.org