Upcoming Events

Mission: The Milky Way–Astronomy Observing Session

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Date: Fri July 30, 2021
Time: 7:30 to 10:00 pm
Place: Register to learn location
Contact Email: scott.mallory@gmail.com
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Summer skies bring the large arc of the Milky Way into prominence. Join Alan Sheiness and Scott Mallory on a discovery tour of the beautiful nebulae and star clusters that are visible amongst the summer constellations. Learn how to spot the big landmarks in the summer sky.

Bring a folding chair and binoculars if you have them. Ordinary flashlights (white lights) are highly discouraged on the far side of the pond. Use red lens caps or red light flashlights. Come any time during the session if you park in the lot a short way from the site and walk in. If you have equipment to set up and want to drive to the site, arrive before dark and plan to stay the whole time so you don’t disturb others when you leave. Leave no trace. Take out what you bring in. No smoking or alcohol consumption.

Reservations required. scott.mallory@gmail.com. Details will be sent with registration.

For more information about the astronomy program


 

Summer skies bring the large arc of the Milky Way into prominence. Join Alan Sheiness and Scott Mallory on a discovery tour of the beautiful nebulae and star clusters that are visible amongst the summer constellations. Learn how to spot the big landmarks in the summer sky.

Bring a folding chair and binoculars if you have them. Ordinary flashlights (white lights) are highly discouraged on the far side of the pond. Use red lens caps or red light flashlights. Come any time during the session if you park in the lot a short way from the site and walk in. If you have equipment to set up and want to drive to the site, arrive before dark and plan to stay the whole time so you don’t disturb others when you leave. Leave no trace. Take out what you bring in. No smoking or alcohol consumption.

Reservations required. scott.mallory@gmail.com. Details will be sent with registration.

For more information about the astronomy program


Invasive Plants of Connecticut

Date: Thu August 5, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Zoom
Contact Email: programreg@lymepl.org
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Join CT Audubon Society conservation biologist Jim Arrigoni as he points out some of the most problematic invasive plant species in Connecticut, as well as methods to control them.

Click on the poster for more information.

This program is free and open to all, funded by the Friends of the Lyme Library.
Register via email at programreg@lymepl.org to receive your invitation to the ZOOM Program.
For more information call the library at 860-434-2272.


Join CT Audubon Society conservation biologist Jim Arrigoni as he points out some of the most problematic invasive plant species in Connecticut, as well as methods to control them.

Click on the poster for more information.

This program is free and open to all, funded by the Friends of the Lyme Library.
Register via email at programreg@lymepl.org to receive your invitation to the ZOOM Program.
For more information call the library at 860-434-2272.


Mindful Movement Forest Bathing

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Date: Sat August 7, 2021
Time: 9:00-11:00 am
Place: Banningwood Preserve, 19 Town St. Lyme, CT
Contact Email: regan@reganstacey.com
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Gently wake up the senses and body on a mindful movement forest bathing walk.
Enjoy a guided forest bathing walk as we gently wake up the body to incorporate mindful movement into the session. The walk concludes at Diana’s Field where we will gather for a final movement practice and share a wild-foraged tea.

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

Rain or shine.

Registration required. $32.00 per person. Lyme Land Trust members receive 15% off with the discount code LLT15.

To register, click here. 

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 beautiful 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 three kids’ clubs through the Lyme Land Trust.   


Gently wake up the senses and body on a mindful movement forest bathing walk.
Enjoy a guided forest bathing walk as we gently wake up the body to incorporate mindful movement into the session. The walk concludes at Diana’s Field where we will gather for a final movement practice and share a wild-foraged tea.

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

Rain or shine.

Registration required. $32.00 per person. Lyme Land Trust members receive 15% off with the discount code LLT15.

To register, click here. 

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 beautiful 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 three kids’ clubs through the Lyme Land Trust.   


Nix the Knotweed Day

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Date: Sun August 15, 2021
Time: 9:30 am-11:30 am
Place: Various Locations (same as May and July)
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
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Help us Nix the Knotweed! Join our work party to help remove invasive knotweed from a few areas in Lyme and learn to control Knotweed on your own property. Or join the day and remove knotweed on your own property. 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, 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! Join our work party to help remove invasive knotweed from a few areas in Lyme and learn to control Knotweed on your own property. Or join the day and remove knotweed on your own property. 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, 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.


Ongoing–Two Family Walks with Magical Hunts

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Date: Sat March 6, 2021 thru Mon August 30, 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.


Imagining Lyme–Photo Submission Deadline Spring/Summer Season

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Joe Standart
Date: Tue August 31, 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. 


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.


Intro to Forest Bathing

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Wendolyn Hill
Date: Sat September 11, 2021
Time: 10:00-11:00 am
Place: Banningwood Preserve, 19 Town St. Lyme, CT
Contact Email: regan@reganstacey.com
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Curious about forest bathing?  Come dip your toes into this Japanese-inspired practice of “taking in the forest atmosphere.”  Slow down, awaken your senses, and enjoy the wonders of nature as you deeply relax in the forest.   

On this 1-hour intro to forest bathing walk, you’ll be guided on a gentle, mindful stroll. Along the way, your certified forest therapy guide, Regan Stacey, will offer you a series of sensory-opening “invitations” designed to help you connect with the natural world in your own authentic way.  Leave your stresses behind and connect with the healing powers of nature.

The walk is about .5-mile over easy to moderate terrain.

Rain or shine.

No charge. Registration required.  To register, click here. 

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   


Curious about forest bathing?  Come dip your toes into this Japanese-inspired practice of “taking in the forest atmosphere.”  Slow down, awaken your senses, and enjoy the wonders of nature as you deeply relax in the forest.   

On this 1-hour intro to forest bathing walk, you’ll be guided on a gentle, mindful stroll. Along the way, your certified forest therapy guide, Regan Stacey, will offer you a series of sensory-opening “invitations” designed to help you connect with the natural world in your own authentic way.  Leave your stresses behind and connect with the healing powers of nature.

The walk is about .5-mile over easy to moderate terrain.

Rain or shine.

No charge. Registration required.  To register, click here. 

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   


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