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MID-SUMMER SHOREBIRD STROLL AT GOOSEBERRY NECK

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Date: Saturday, July 22nd
Inclement weather date: Sunday, July 23rd
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Meeting place: Gooseberry Neck Island parking lot, Westport, MA
Leader: Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate
Price: Members: $8    Non-members: $10   Children under 12: half price
Limit: 20

Pre-registration required by 4:00 p.m., Friday, July 21st

Gooseberry Neck Island serves as a stopover site for various shorebirds species, and in some years as a nesting site for both plovers and terns. By late July the shorebird migration is underway with both fledges from the local breeding population and birds passing through from further north, beginning to appear. Come visit this island which has something to see at all times of the year!
Participants should bring birding equipment (optics, bird guide, camera -we have extra guides and optics in limited supply) and be prepared to walk the beach!

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please contact Jamie at either 508-990-0505 x 23, or jbogart@lloydcenter.org.

INTRODUCTION TO STAND-UP PADDLING

Date: Saturday, July 22nd
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center for the Environment
Leader: Osprey Sea Kayak Instructors
Price: Member: $50       Non-member: $60
Limit:  12
 
Pre-registration required by 12:00 noon on Friday, July 16th
 
Stand-Up Paddle Boarding is a fun way to explore the waterways, improve your balance and get a fantastic core workout. Anyone can Stand-Up Paddle! Our intro session will take place in the calm waters of the Slocum River.  We will cover all the basics: getting familiar with  equipment, water entry and balance, proper stance and positioning on the board.  Come out and give it a try…you’ll love it!  Please wear clothing and footwear that you don’t mind getting wet and bring a non-alcoholic beverage. 
 
Pre-register online.  If you have specific questions regarding the program, please contact Fern at 508-990-0505 x 10, or fcallen@lloydcenter.org.

EVENING SHOREBIRD STROLL AT WEST ISLAND

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Date: Thursday, August 3rd
Inclement weather date: Friday, August 4th
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Meeting place: West Island Town Beach parking lot
Leader: Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate
Price: Members: $8    Non-members: $10    Children under 12: half price
Limit: 20      Age Limit: 15

Pre-registration required by 12:00 Noon, Thursday, August 3rd

West Island is a breeding ground for piping plovers, and a feeding and roosting area for breeding terns and other migratory shorebirds. Come witness the beauty of West Island in early evening during the migration season when shorebirds are on the move. In August this is a great location to view fledgling plovers, terns, and other bird life. Under the right conditions, the views of the surrounding bay itself is breathtaking.
Participants should bring birding equipment (optics, bird guide, camera – we have extra guides and optics in limited supply) and be prepared to walk the beach!

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please contact Jamie at either 508-990-0505 x 23, or jbogart@lloydcenter.org.

WOMEN’S CANOE TRIP

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Date: Monday, August 7th
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center for the Environment
Leader: Liz Moniz, Lloyd Center Outreach Director
Price: Members: $25     Non-members: $30
Limit: 12

Pre-registration required by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 4th

Ladies night out! Enjoy canoeing the historic Slocum River. Weather permitting, this evening paddle will feature an amazing full moon and other scenic vistas. There is a short hike through our forest to the launch site & all equipment is provided. Wear clothing and footwear you don’t mind getting wet and please bring a non-alcoholic beverage.

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please contact Liz at either 508-990-0505 x 15, or liz@lloydcenter.org.


OUTER CAPE SHOREBIRD TRIP

Date: Saturday, August 12th
Inclement weather date: Sunday, August 13th
Time: 7:00 a.m. (van departs) – 5:00 p.m. (approximate van returns)
Meeting place: TBD
Leader: Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate
Price: Members: $30    Non-members: $35
Limit: 12      Age Limit: 15

Pre-registration required by 12:00 noon, Friday, August 11th

From late summer into fall, migratory shorebirds congregate in the thousands on the vast beaches and intertidal areas of Cape Cod, which provide important stopover habitats for birds preparing for the long trip south. Come witness this annual spectacle and learn more about the various shorebird species found in the region.

Participants will be transported in the Lloyd Center van to outer cape birding locations. Our focus area is Chatham, in vicinity of Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge and South Beach. Destination may change depending upon recent sightings. Participants should be capable of a full day of walking over even terrain but in potentially hot conditions.

Participants should bring a lunch, footwear for walking in wet intertidal areas and on sand, windbreaker, raingear, sunscreen, bug spray, bird optics, and field guide (extra field guides and optics will be available for use).

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please contact Jamie at either 508-990-0505 x 23, or jbogart@lloydcenter.org.

SLOCUM RIVER SUNSET KAYAK TOUR

Date: Thursday, August 17th
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center for the Environment
Leader: Osprey Sea Kayak Instructors
Price: Member: $40       Non-member: $50
Limit:  12

Pre-registration required by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, August 16th
 
What better way to end the day than a peaceful paddle down the river.  You’ll feel your stress dissolve as we glide through the salt marsh     enjoying the setting sun.  This is a wonderful relaxing trip for viewing waterfowl and the delicate salt marsh ecosystems.  Beginners welcome.  Wear clothing and footwear that you don’t mind getting wet and bring a non-alcoholic beverage.
 
Pre-register online.  If you have specific questions regarding the program, please contact Fern at 508-990-0505 x 10, or fcallen@lloydcenter.org.

COLD-BLOODED CRUSADE

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Date: Saturday, August 19th
Time: 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m.
Meeting Place: Lloyd Center Bond Building
Leader: Amanda Nowicki, Lloyd Center Educator-Naturalist
Price: Individual: Members: $5      Non-members: $7
Family of Four: Members: $10     Non-members: $15
Limit: 12

Pre-registration required by 4:00 p.m., Thursday August 17th

Our adventure will begin with a brief discussion about cold blooded creatures and the species found in Massachusetts. We will discuss their breeding cycles and general behaviors. We will take an up close and personal look at some of the Lloyd Center’s reptiles and amphibians and end our adventure with a reptile or amphibian craft.

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please contact Amanda at either 508-990-0505 x 19 or amanda@lloydcenter.org.

WOMEN’S CANOE TRIP

Date: Wednesday, September 6th
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center for the Environment
Leader: Liz Moniz, Lloyd Center Outreach Director
Price: Member: $25       Non-member: $30
Limit:  12
 
Pre-registration required by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 5th
 
Ladies night out! Enjoy canoeing the historic Slocum River. Weather permitting, this evening paddle will feature an amazing full moon and other scenic vistas.  There is a short hike through our forest to the launch site & all equipment is provided. Wear clothing and footwear you don’t mind getting wet and please bring a non-alcoholic beverage. 
 
Pre-register online.  If you have specific questions regarding the program, please contact Liz at 508-990-0505 x 15, or liz@lloydcenter.org
 

SLOCUM RIVER SUNSET KAYAK TOUR

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Date: Monday, September 11th  
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center for the Environment
Leader: Osprey Sea Kayak Instructors
Price: Member: $40       Non-member: $50
Limit:  12
 
Pre-registration required by 12:00 noon on Friday, September 8th  
 
What better way to end the day than a peaceful paddle down the river.  You’ll feel your stress dissolve as we glide through the salt marsh     enjoying the setting sun.  This is a wonderful relaxing trip for viewing waterfowl and the delicate salt marsh ecosystems.  Beginners welcome.  Wear clothing and footwear that you don’t mind getting wet and bring a non-alcoholic beverage.
 
Pre-register online.  If you have specific questions regarding the program, please contact Fern at 508-990-0505 x 10, or fcallen@lloydcenter.org