Upcoming Events

Imagining Lyme–Photo Submission Deadline – Spring

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Rochelle Davis, Winter Photo of Distinction
Date: Thu June 30, 2022
Time: midnight
Place: Submit photos to Imagining Lyme website
Contact Email: education@lymelandtrust.org
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The Lyme Land Trust program Imagining Lyme: A Visual Exploration of Lyme’s Preserves encourages everyone to expand their visual awareness and highlight the beauty of the Lyme preserves owned by the Lyme Land Trust, the Town of Lyme and the Nature Conservancy by taking photographs prompted by inspiration from professional photographers and artists.

Photographers do not have to be residents of Lyme but all photos must be taken in Lyme in any of these places:

  1. Lyme Preserves owned and/or managed by the Lyme Land Trust, Town of Lyme, and The Nature Conservancy View a map of the preserves
  2. Pollinator/wildlife habitat– May be in a backyard, preserve or in a Lyme Pollinator Pathway garden in Lyme, CT.

The deadline for the Spring category-photos taken in the Spring–is June 30, 2022. For more information. 


The Lyme Land Trust program Imagining Lyme: A Visual Exploration of Lyme’s Preserves encourages everyone to expand their visual awareness and highlight the beauty of the Lyme preserves owned by the Lyme Land Trust, the Town of Lyme and the Nature Conservancy by taking photographs prompted by inspiration from professional photographers and artists.

Photographers do not have to be residents of Lyme but all photos must be taken in Lyme in any of these places:

  1. Lyme Preserves owned and/or managed by the Lyme Land Trust, Town of Lyme, and The Nature Conservancy View a map of the preserves
  2. Pollinator/wildlife habitat– May be in a backyard, preserve or in a Lyme Pollinator Pathway garden in Lyme, CT.

The deadline for the Spring category-photos taken in the Spring–is June 30, 2022. For more information. 


Lyme Public Library’s Summer Reading Program “Read Beyond the Beaten Path” Afternoon Astronomy with Alan Sheiness

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Date: Tue July 5, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Lyme Public Library Patio, 482 Hamburg Road, Lyme CT
Contact Email: programreg@lymepl.org
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As part of the library’s summer reading program, “Read Beyond the Beaten Path, Alan Sheiness will host an afternoon astronomy session at the Lyme Public Library. Observe the first quarter moon through a telescope and binoculars after reviewing fundamentals of how telescopes work. Alan will also discuss what causes the phases of the moon as seen from here on earth. This daytime session will be followed up with a nighttime Astronomy Observing Session on July 29

Register: programreg@lymepl.org or call Barbara Carlson 860-434-2272

Alan Sheiness is a ten-year resident of Lyme, CT, and Treasurer of The Lyme Land Trust. Among other interests, Alan is life-long astronomy enthusiast and self-taught astrophotographer. He has documented lunar eclipses, solar eclipses, the Venus transit of the Sun, a Mercury transit of the Sun, many of the planets, as well as star clusters and nebulae. As a promoter of dark skies, Alan has established Astronomy as an adjunct activity within the Lyme Land Trust. More about the Lyme Land Trust’s astronomy resources, click here


As part of the library’s summer reading program, “Read Beyond the Beaten Path, Alan Sheiness will host an afternoon astronomy session at the Lyme Public Library. Observe the first quarter moon through a telescope and binoculars after reviewing fundamentals of how telescopes work. Alan will also discuss what causes the phases of the moon as seen from here on earth. This daytime session will be followed up with a nighttime Astronomy Observing Session on July 29

Register: programreg@lymepl.org or call Barbara Carlson 860-434-2272

Alan Sheiness is a ten-year resident of Lyme, CT, and Treasurer of The Lyme Land Trust. Among other interests, Alan is life-long astronomy enthusiast and self-taught astrophotographer. He has documented lunar eclipses, solar eclipses, the Venus transit of the Sun, a Mercury transit of the Sun, many of the planets, as well as star clusters and nebulae. As a promoter of dark skies, Alan has established Astronomy as an adjunct activity within the Lyme Land Trust. More about the Lyme Land Trust’s astronomy resources, click here


Lyme Nix the Knotweed Days

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Date: Fri July 8, 2022 thru Sat July 9, 2022
Time: 9:30 am-11:30 am
Place: July 8-Whalebone Cove, July 9-Reed Landing, Old Hamburg Rd, Joshua Pond
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

 

Help us Nix the Knotweed and create pollinator gardens in its place! Join our work party to help remove invasive knotweed from a few areas in Lyme and learn to control Knotweed on your own property. In places that are ready, we will prepare and plant native plants to create patches for pollinators.  Or join the day and remove knotweed on your own property. Better yet, organize a neighborhood Nix the Knotweed Day! We will tackle the knotweed using the “method of 3s”: cut knotweed down to the ground and bag the plant material; 3 chops this growing season (May, mid-July, and August) We will repeat this for 3 years to take care of the knotweed for good without using herbicide. The cuttings must be carefully disposed of since each little piece will regrow into a new plant. We will fully solarize all plant material in the bags to kill it, before safe disposal. For a brochure on Nix the Knotweed Method of 3s.

Or, if you wish, you may eat it. It is edible!

Bring clippers or loppers, work gloves, and your own water bottle. We’ll provide the bags!

Please register: Openspace@townlyme.org for directions and more information. Sponsored by the Town of Lyme, Lyme Pollinator Pathway, Friends of Whalebone Cove, and Lyme Land Trust.

Japanese knotweed is an invasive plant which crowds out native plants that pollinators and other wildlife depend upon for survival.


 

Help us Nix the Knotweed and create pollinator gardens in its place! Join our work party to help remove invasive knotweed from a few areas in Lyme and learn to control Knotweed on your own property. In places that are ready, we will prepare and plant native plants to create patches for pollinators.  Or join the day and remove knotweed on your own property. Better yet, organize a neighborhood Nix the Knotweed Day! We will tackle the knotweed using the “method of 3s”: cut knotweed down to the ground and bag the plant material; 3 chops this growing season (May, mid-July, and August) We will repeat this for 3 years to take care of the knotweed for good without using herbicide. The cuttings must be carefully disposed of since each little piece will regrow into a new plant. We will fully solarize all plant material in the bags to kill it, before safe disposal. For a brochure on Nix the Knotweed Method of 3s.

Or, if you wish, you may eat it. It is edible!

Bring clippers or loppers, work gloves, and your own water bottle. We’ll provide the bags!

Please register: Openspace@townlyme.org for directions and more information. Sponsored by the Town of Lyme, Lyme Pollinator Pathway, Friends of Whalebone Cove, and Lyme Land Trust.

Japanese knotweed is an invasive plant which crowds out native plants that pollinators and other wildlife depend upon for survival.


Breakfast with the Trees Forest Bathing

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Turtle Rock by Wendy Hill
Date: Sun July 10, 2022
Time: 8:30-10:30 am
Place: Hartman Park, Gungy Road, Lyme CT
Contact Email: regan@reganstacey.com
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Wake up with the trees and ease into the day. Enjoy an early morning gentle stroll and guided forest bathing session at Hartman Park.

We will stop at Turtle Rock to enjoy some hang time in hammocks (provided), with a picnic breakfast and tea to follow. You are welcome to pack a breakfast or snack. Light treats and a wild-foraged tea will be provided.

Registration: $35 ~ includes the program, light treats and tea.
Lyme Land Trust members receive 15% off with the discount code LLT15.

To register: click here

Parking: Park at the Goodwin Trail Entrance on Gungy Road near the Salem town line.

This is a 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 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   


 

Wake up with the trees and ease into the day. Enjoy an early morning gentle stroll and guided forest bathing session at Hartman Park.

We will stop at Turtle Rock to enjoy some hang time in hammocks (provided), with a picnic breakfast and tea to follow. You are welcome to pack a breakfast or snack. Light treats and a wild-foraged tea will be provided.

Registration: $35 ~ includes the program, light treats and tea.
Lyme Land Trust members receive 15% off with the discount code LLT15.

To register: click here

Parking: Park at the Goodwin Trail Entrance on Gungy Road near the Salem town line.

This is a 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 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   


Lyme Public Library’s Summer Reading Program “Read Beyond the Beaten Path” Special Event for Teens

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Date: Tue July 12, 2022
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
Place: Lyme Public Library, 482 Hamburg Road, Lyme CT
Contact Email: programreg@lymepl.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

As part of the Lyme Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, “Read Beyond the Beaten Path”, local artist Kisten Thornton will be having attendees (from grades 6 to 12) paint bird houses and posts to be placed around Lyme and Old Lyme by the Lyme Garden Club, Lyme Parks and Recreation Department and the Lyme Land Trust. This is a 2-part event with the second meeting taking place on July 19th.  Pizza and beverages will be provided to the attendees. 

This special event is made possible as part of a generous co-sponsoring project between the Lyme Public Library and  Lymes’ Youth Service Bureau.

Register: programreg@lymepl.org or call Barbara Carlson 860-434-2272


As part of the Lyme Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, “Read Beyond the Beaten Path”, local artist Kisten Thornton will be having attendees (from grades 6 to 12) paint bird houses and posts to be placed around Lyme and Old Lyme by the Lyme Garden Club, Lyme Parks and Recreation Department and the Lyme Land Trust. This is a 2-part event with the second meeting taking place on July 19th.  Pizza and beverages will be provided to the attendees. 

This special event is made possible as part of a generous co-sponsoring project between the Lyme Public Library and  Lymes’ Youth Service Bureau.

Register: programreg@lymepl.org or call Barbara Carlson 860-434-2272


Lyme Public Library’s Summer Reading Program “Read Beyond the Beaten Path” Geology Tour with Ralph Lewis

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Date: Sat July 16, 2022
Time: 8:30 am
Place: Starts at Lyme Public Library, 482 Hamburg Road, Lyme CT
Contact Email: programreg@lymepl.org
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As part of the Lyme Public Library’s “Read Beyond the Beaten Path” summer reading program a special event will be led by local geologist Ralph Lewis. Mr. Lewis will start his presentation at the library where he will conduct a short lecture on the terms he will be using when he leads all the attendees through Lyme’s Banningwood Preserve where he will be pointing out the remarkable and unique geological elements found only in Lyme. The program will start at the Lyme Public Library at 8:30 am and participants will then meet up at Banningwood Preserve, 19 Town Street at 9:15 am.

 This event is  for children ages 12 and up and limited to 12 participants.

Register: programreg@lymepl.org or call Barbara Carlson 860-434-2272

Ralph Lewis is a retired CT State geologist.  


As part of the Lyme Public Library’s “Read Beyond the Beaten Path” summer reading program a special event will be led by local geologist Ralph Lewis. Mr. Lewis will start his presentation at the library where he will conduct a short lecture on the terms he will be using when he leads all the attendees through Lyme’s Banningwood Preserve where he will be pointing out the remarkable and unique geological elements found only in Lyme. The program will start at the Lyme Public Library at 8:30 am and participants will then meet up at Banningwood Preserve, 19 Town Street at 9:15 am.

 This event is  for children ages 12 and up and limited to 12 participants.

Register: programreg@lymepl.org or call Barbara Carlson 860-434-2272

Ralph Lewis is a retired CT State geologist.  


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

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Date: Sat July 16, 2022
Time: 9:30 am -12:00ish pm
Place: Rocky Neck State Park, Main Street (Rte 156), East Lyme, CT
Contact Email:
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A beautiful walk along the salt marshes to the beach on Long Island Sound. Bring binoculars if you have them. About 2.5 -3 miles. 

Directions: Meet at the parking lot across from the KOA Campground, 271 Main St (Rte 156), about 0.5 mile east of the intersection with Four Mile River Rd.

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

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

Sponsored by the Lyme’s Senior Center. 

 


A beautiful walk along the salt marshes to the beach on Long Island Sound. Bring binoculars if you have them. About 2.5 -3 miles. 

Directions: Meet at the parking lot across from the KOA Campground, 271 Main St (Rte 156), about 0.5 mile east of the intersection with Four Mile River Rd.

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

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

Sponsored by the Lyme’s Senior Center. 

 


Lyme Public Library’s Summer Reading Program “Read Beyond the Beaten Path” Special Event for Teens

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Date: Tue July 19, 2022
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
Place: Lyme Public Library, 482 Hamburg Road, Lyme CT
Contact Email: programreg@lymepl.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

As part of the Lyme Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, “Read Beyond the Beaten Path”, local artist Kisten Thornton will be having attendees (from grades 6 to 12) paint bird houses and posts to be placed around Lyme and Old Lyme by the Lyme Garden Club, Lyme Parks and Recreation Department and the Lyme Land Trust. This is the second of a 2-part event with the first meeting taking place on July 12th. 

Pizza and beverages will be provided to the attendees. 

This special event is made possible as part of a generous co-sponsoring project between the Lyme Public Library and  Lymes’ Youth Service Bureau.

Register: programreg@lymepl.org or call Barbara Carlson 860-434-2272


As part of the Lyme Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, “Read Beyond the Beaten Path”, local artist Kisten Thornton will be having attendees (from grades 6 to 12) paint bird houses and posts to be placed around Lyme and Old Lyme by the Lyme Garden Club, Lyme Parks and Recreation Department and the Lyme Land Trust. This is the second of a 2-part event with the first meeting taking place on July 12th. 

Pizza and beverages will be provided to the attendees. 

This special event is made possible as part of a generous co-sponsoring project between the Lyme Public Library and  Lymes’ Youth Service Bureau.

Register: programreg@lymepl.org or call Barbara Carlson 860-434-2272


Lyme Public Library’s Summer Reading Program “Read Beyond the Beaten Path” Mystic Aquarium Touch Tank!

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Date: Sat July 23, 2022
Time: 10:30 am
Place: Lyme Public Library, 482 Hamburg Road, Lyme CT
Contact Email: programreg@lymepl.org
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The Mystic Aquarium will be visiting the Lyme Public Library as part of our summer reading program!  They will be bringing along instructors and their special traveling touch tank filled with an assortment of live invertebrates such as lobsters, horseshoe crabs, shellfish and sea stars. A perfect opportunity to “explore the outdoors” this special program is made possible by a generous donation from local residents.

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Register: programreg@lymepl.org or call Barbara Carlson 860-434-2272


The Mystic Aquarium will be visiting the Lyme Public Library as part of our summer reading program!  They will be bringing along instructors and their special traveling touch tank filled with an assortment of live invertebrates such as lobsters, horseshoe crabs, shellfish and sea stars. A perfect opportunity to “explore the outdoors” this special program is made possible by a generous donation from local residents.

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Register: programreg@lymepl.org or call Barbara Carlson 860-434-2272


July Astronomy Observing Session

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Roger Charbonneau
Date: Fri July 29, 2022
Time: 8:00 - 9:30 pm
Place: Register to learn location
Contact Email: scott.mallory@gmail.com
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

 

Come join the Lyme Public Library for the “Read Beyond the Beaten Path” program at our Lyme observing site. See the beauty that is the uniquely dark sky of Lyme CT. 

On any given night, public sessions will be co-facilitated by one or more of our talented cohort enthusiasts:

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

Reservations required. scott.mallory@gmail.com. Directions to the site and special guidance for those with heavy astronomy equipment will be provided upon registration.

Park in the designated area and walk to the observing field with its amazing panoramic views of the heavens. Dress for temperatures 10-20 degrees lower than forecast for your comfort. No white lights at the field site, please.

For more information about the astronomy program

See amazing astrophotography by Parag Sahasrabudhe – Velology blog


 

Come join the Lyme Public Library for the “Read Beyond the Beaten Path” program at our Lyme observing site. See the beauty that is the uniquely dark sky of Lyme CT. 

On any given night, public sessions will be co-facilitated by one or more of our talented cohort enthusiasts:

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

Reservations required. scott.mallory@gmail.com. Directions to the site and special guidance for those with heavy astronomy equipment will be provided upon registration.

Park in the designated area and walk to the observing field with its amazing panoramic views of the heavens. Dress for temperatures 10-20 degrees lower than forecast for your comfort. No white lights at the field site, please.

For more information about the astronomy program

See amazing astrophotography by Parag Sahasrabudhe – Velology blog


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

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Date: Thu August 11, 2022
Time: 9:30 am -12:00ish pm
Place: Watch Rock Preserve, Joel Road, Old Lyme, CT
Contact Email:
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Easy walk along rocky outcroppings along the Lieutenant River with beautiful views of the salt marshes. Bring your binoculars. We will take our time. 1 mile.

Directions: Take Rte 156 onto Noyes Rd. Take first right and stay to the right to reach the parking lot on Joel Rd.  

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

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

Sponsored by the Lyme’s Senior Center. 

 


Easy walk along rocky outcroppings along the Lieutenant River with beautiful views of the salt marshes. Bring your binoculars. We will take our time. 1 mile.

Directions: Take Rte 156 onto Noyes Rd. Take first right and stay to the right to reach the parking lot on Joel Rd.  

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

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

Sponsored by the Lyme’s Senior Center. 

 


Lyme Nix the Knotweed Days

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Date: Fri August 12, 2022 thru Sat August 13, 2022
Time: 9:30 am-11:30 am
Place: Aug 12-Whalebone Cove, Aug 13-Reed Landing, Old Hamburg Rd, Joshua Pond
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

 

Help us Nix the Knotweed and create pollinator gardens in its place! Join our work party to help remove invasive knotweed from a few areas in Lyme and learn to control Knotweed on your own property. In places that are ready, we will prepare and plant native plants to create patches for pollinators.  Or join the day and remove knotweed on your own property. Better yet, organize a neighborhood Nix the Knotweed Day! We will tackle the knotweed using the “method of 3s”: cut knotweed down to the ground and bag the plant material; 3 chops this growing season (May, mid-July, and August) We will repeat this for 3 years to take care of the knotweed for good without using herbicide. The cuttings must be carefully disposed of since each little piece will regrow into a new plant. We will fully solarize all plant material in the bags to kill it, before safe disposal. For a brochure on Nix the Knotweed Method of 3s.

Or, if you wish, you may eat it. It is edible!

Bring clippers or loppers, work gloves, and your own water bottle. We’ll provide the bags!

Please register: Openspace@townlyme.org for directions and more information. Sponsored by the Town of Lyme, Lyme Pollinator Pathway, Friends of Whalebone Cove, and Lyme Land Trust.

Japanese knotweed is an invasive plant which crowds out native plants that pollinators and other wildlife depend upon for survival.


 

Help us Nix the Knotweed and create pollinator gardens in its place! Join our work party to help remove invasive knotweed from a few areas in Lyme and learn to control Knotweed on your own property. In places that are ready, we will prepare and plant native plants to create patches for pollinators.  Or join the day and remove knotweed on your own property. Better yet, organize a neighborhood Nix the Knotweed Day! We will tackle the knotweed using the “method of 3s”: cut knotweed down to the ground and bag the plant material; 3 chops this growing season (May, mid-July, and August) We will repeat this for 3 years to take care of the knotweed for good without using herbicide. The cuttings must be carefully disposed of since each little piece will regrow into a new plant. We will fully solarize all plant material in the bags to kill it, before safe disposal. For a brochure on Nix the Knotweed Method of 3s.

Or, if you wish, you may eat it. It is edible!

Bring clippers or loppers, work gloves, and your own water bottle. We’ll provide the bags!

Please register: Openspace@townlyme.org for directions and more information. Sponsored by the Town of Lyme, Lyme Pollinator Pathway, Friends of Whalebone Cove, and Lyme Land Trust.

Japanese knotweed is an invasive plant which crowds out native plants that pollinators and other wildlife depend upon for survival.


August Astronomy Observing Session

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Roger Charbonneau
Date: Fri August 26, 2022
Time: 8:00 - 9:30 pm
Place: Register to learn location
Contact Email: scott.mallory@gmail.com
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

 

Come join us at our Lyme observing site for an evening of stargazing. See the beauty that is the uniquely dark sky of Lyme CT. 

On any given night, public sessions will be co-facilitated by one or more of our talented cohort enthusiasts:

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

Reservations required. scott.mallory@gmail.com. Directions to the site and special guidance for those with heavy astronomy equipment will be provided upon registration.

Park in the designated area and walk to the observing field with its amazing panoramic views of the heavens. Dress for temperatures 10-20 degrees lower than forecast for your comfort. No white lights at the field site, please.

For more information about the astronomy program

See amazing astrophotography by Parag Sahasrabudhe – Velology blog


 

Come join us at our Lyme observing site for an evening of stargazing. See the beauty that is the uniquely dark sky of Lyme CT. 

On any given night, public sessions will be co-facilitated by one or more of our talented cohort enthusiasts:

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

Reservations required. scott.mallory@gmail.com. Directions to the site and special guidance for those with heavy astronomy equipment will be provided upon registration.

Park in the designated area and walk to the observing field with its amazing panoramic views of the heavens. Dress for temperatures 10-20 degrees lower than forecast for your comfort. No white lights at the field site, please.

For more information about the astronomy program

See amazing astrophotography by Parag Sahasrabudhe – Velology blog


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

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Date: Thu September 8, 2022
Time: 9:30 am -12:00ish pm
Place: Gillette Castle State Park, Ferry Road (Rte 148), Lyme Ct
Contact Email: sgould@oldlyme-ct.gov
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We will walk up a beautiful walkway to the Castle and explore the route that was once a narrow gauge train trail. Beautiful CT River views and a tunnel. 2.5 miles. There are some hills. 

Directions: Meet at the Hadlyme Public Boat Ramp parking lot by the Chester-Hadlyme Ferry. (Note: For google maps, search for  “Chester-Hadlyme Ferry”. Make sure GPS sends you to Ferry Road in Lyme ( Rte 148), not Old Lyme.)

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

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

Sponsored by the Lyme’s Senior Center. 

 


We will walk up a beautiful walkway to the Castle and explore the route that was once a narrow gauge train trail. Beautiful CT River views and a tunnel. 2.5 miles. There are some hills. 

Directions: Meet at the Hadlyme Public Boat Ramp parking lot by the Chester-Hadlyme Ferry. (Note: For google maps, search for  “Chester-Hadlyme Ferry”. Make sure GPS sends you to Ferry Road in Lyme ( Rte 148), not Old Lyme.)

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

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

Sponsored by the Lyme’s Senior Center. 

 


September Astronomy Observing Session

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Roger Charbonneau
Date: Fri September 23, 2022
Time: 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Place: Register to learn location
Contact Email: scott.mallory@gmail.com
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

 

Come join us at our Lyme observing site for an evening of stargazing. See the beauty that is the uniquely dark sky of Lyme CT. 

On any given night, public sessions will be co-facilitated by one or more of our talented cohort enthusiasts:

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

Reservations required. scott.mallory@gmail.com. Directions to the site and special guidance for those with heavy astronomy equipment will be provided upon registration.

Park in the designated area and walk to the observing field with its amazing panoramic views of the heavens. Dress for temperatures 10-20 degrees lower than forecast for your comfort. No white lights at the field site, please.

For more information about the astronomy program

See amazing astrophotography by Parag Sahasrabudhe – Velology blog


 

Come join us at our Lyme observing site for an evening of stargazing. See the beauty that is the uniquely dark sky of Lyme CT. 

On any given night, public sessions will be co-facilitated by one or more of our talented cohort enthusiasts:

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

Reservations required. scott.mallory@gmail.com. Directions to the site and special guidance for those with heavy astronomy equipment will be provided upon registration.

Park in the designated area and walk to the observing field with its amazing panoramic views of the heavens. Dress for temperatures 10-20 degrees lower than forecast for your comfort. No white lights at the field site, please.

For more information about the astronomy program

See amazing astrophotography by Parag Sahasrabudhe – Velology blog


Imagining Lyme–Photo Submission Deadline – Summer

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Barbara Costas, Winter 2022 Photo of Distinction
Date: Fri September 30, 2022
Time: midnight
Place: Submit photos to Imagining Lyme website
Contact Email: education@lymelandtrust.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

The Lyme Land Trust program Imagining Lyme: A Visual Exploration of Lyme’s Preserves encourages everyone to expand their visual awareness and highlight the beauty of the Lyme preserves owned by the Lyme Land Trust, the Town of Lyme and the Nature Conservancy by taking photographs prompted by inspiration from professional photographers and artists.

Photographers do not have to be residents of Lyme but all photos must be taken in Lyme in any of these places:

  1. Lyme Preserves owned and/or managed by the Lyme Land Trust, Town of Lyme, and The Nature Conservancy View a map of the preserves
  2. Pollinator/wildlife habitat– May be in a backyard, preserve or in a Lyme Pollinator Pathway garden in Lyme, CT.

The deadline for the Summer category-photos taken in the Summer–is September 30, 2022. For more information. 


The Lyme Land Trust program Imagining Lyme: A Visual Exploration of Lyme’s Preserves encourages everyone to expand their visual awareness and highlight the beauty of the Lyme preserves owned by the Lyme Land Trust, the Town of Lyme and the Nature Conservancy by taking photographs prompted by inspiration from professional photographers and artists.

Photographers do not have to be residents of Lyme but all photos must be taken in Lyme in any of these places:

  1. Lyme Preserves owned and/or managed by the Lyme Land Trust, Town of Lyme, and The Nature Conservancy View a map of the preserves
  2. Pollinator/wildlife habitat– May be in a backyard, preserve or in a Lyme Pollinator Pathway garden in Lyme, CT.

The deadline for the Summer category-photos taken in the Summer–is September 30, 2022. For more information. 


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

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Lyme’s Senior Center. 

 


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

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

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

Sponsored by the Lyme’s Senior Center. 

 


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

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Date: Thu November 10, 2022
Time: 9:30 am -12:00ish pm
Place: Brockway-Hawthorne Preserve, Brush Hill Road, Lyme CT
Contact Email: sgould@oldlyme-ct.gov
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Lyme’s Senior Center. 

 


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

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Lyme’s Senior Center. 

 


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

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Lymes’ Senior Center. 

 


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

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Lymes’ Senior Center. 

 


Imagining Lyme–Photo Submission Deadline – Fall

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Kip Bergstrom, Winter 2022 Photo of Distinction
Date: Sat December 31, 2022
Time: midnight
Place: Submit photos to Imagining Lyme website
Contact Email: education@lymelandtrust.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

The Lyme Land Trust program Imagining Lyme: A Visual Exploration of Lyme’s Preserves encourages everyone to expand their visual awareness and highlight the beauty of the Lyme preserves owned by the Lyme Land Trust, the Town of Lyme and the Nature Conservancy by taking photographs prompted by inspiration from professional photographers and artists.

Photographers do not have to be residents of Lyme but all photos must be taken in Lyme in any of these places:

  1. Lyme Preserves owned and/or managed by the Lyme Land Trust, Town of Lyme, and The Nature Conservancy View a map of the preserves
  2. Pollinator/wildlife habitat– May be in a backyard, preserve or in a Lyme Pollinator Pathway garden in Lyme, CT.

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


The Lyme Land Trust program Imagining Lyme: A Visual Exploration of Lyme’s Preserves encourages everyone to expand their visual awareness and highlight the beauty of the Lyme preserves owned by the Lyme Land Trust, the Town of Lyme and the Nature Conservancy by taking photographs prompted by inspiration from professional photographers and artists.

Photographers do not have to be residents of Lyme but all photos must be taken in Lyme in any of these places:

  1. Lyme Preserves owned and/or managed by the Lyme Land Trust, Town of Lyme, and The Nature Conservancy View a map of the preserves
  2. Pollinator/wildlife habitat– May be in a backyard, preserve or in a Lyme Pollinator Pathway garden in Lyme, CT.

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