Library Offers “Hidden History of Old Lyme, Lyme & East Lyme” Zoom Presentation Apr. 20

On Tuesday, Apr. 20, at 7:00 p.m., the Friends of the Public Library will offer a presentation called the “Hidden History of Old Lyme, Lyme & East Lyme” with Jim Lampos and Michaelle Pearson that weaves a fascinating history of local legends, history and lore.  To register for the free program and receive a Zoom invitation, send an email to programreg@lymepl.org. For more information, call the library at 860-434-2272.

Lyme Pollinator Pathway Holds Online Kickoff Events on Apr. 16-19

Lyme Pollinator Pathway is celebrating its kickoff with an online showing of the movie “Hometown Habitat – Stories of Bringing Nature Home” on Friday, Apr. 16, and a live Zoom presentation by the movie’s filmmaker, Catherine Zimmerman, on Monday, Apr. 19, at 7:00 p.m. (The movie can be viewed for free online from Friday, Apr. 16, through Sunday, Apr. 18.) Contact lymepollinator@gmail.com to register for either or both events, and receive the links to the movie and/or Zoom presentation.  Full details here.

Friends of Whalebone Cove Apr. 11 Annual Meeting To Focus on Hydrilla

Friends of Whalebone Cove will hold its annual meeting on Sunday, Apr. 11, at 3:00 p.m. on Zoom, with a focus on identifying some of the alternatives for managing the explosion of invasive hydrilla that’s choking sections of the Connecticut River and its tributaries.  In the last three years, underwater invasive hydrilla vines have been spreading rapidly throughout the Connecticut River, choking its coves, bays and tributaries, making them almost impassable for kayaks, canoes, motor boats and many fishermen. Margot Burns from RiverCOG will be the featured speaker.  For a Zoom invitation, please send an email to fowchadlyme@gmail.com.

Library Offers “Scandal on Plum Island” Zoom Presentation Apr. 8

On Thursday, Apr. 8, at 7:00 p.m., the Friends of the Public Library will offer “Scandal on Plum Island,” a presentation by Marian Lindberg on the 1914 Army commander Major Benjamin Koehler, who was tried for allegedly groping male subordinates at Fort Terry, as well as efforts to preserve Plum Island. To register for the free program and receive a Zoom invitation, send an email to programreg@lymepl.org. For more information, call the library at 860-434-2272.

LLT Offers “Spring Equinox Flower Walk & Forest Bathing Excursion” on Mar. 20

On Saturday, Mar. 20, at 10:00 a.m., the Lyme Land Trust (LLT) will offer “Spring Equinox Flower Walk & Forest Bathing” excursion in the Young Preserve – a one-mile walk with periods of reflection and guided meditation.  “Forest bathing” is a practice that invites people to engage with nature and take in the restorative health benefits of being in the forest. Participation in the walk is limited; registration is required; social distancing guidelines will be observed. The cost is $30 per person; LLT members receive a 15% discount with code LLT15.  For more information, go here.