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NATURE DISCOVERIESpreparing-for-winter

Date: Saturday, December 10th
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center Visitor Center
Leader: Jen Wimmer, Lloyd Center Outreach Specialist
Price: Members: $5 Non-members: $6
Limit: 20     All ages welcome

No pre-registration required

Nature Discoveries occurs on the second Saturday of each month. Join us as we investigate nature topics by reading nature-themed books and exploring the Lloyd Center. Live animal demonstrations, specimens to observe and touch, hikes, activities and crafts bring nature themes to life for our Nature Discovery guests. This hour long adventure is appropriate for children ages 2-6. (Younger or older siblings are welcome as well)

If you have specific questions regarding the program, please contact Jen at either 508-990-0505 x 14, or jen@lloydcenter.org.

WALK BACK IN TIMEwheres-everybody_opt

Date: Saturday, December 17th
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Meeting place: Lloyd Center (lower Bond Building)
Leader: Jen Wimmer, Lloyd Center Outreach Specialist
Price: Members: $12    Non-members: $15
Limit: 15

Pre-registration required by 4:00 p.m. Friday, December 16th

Stretch your legs before the holidays on this three-hour walk around the Lloyd Center property. During this hike we will be highlighting the natural history of the area and give you a chance to learn how certain areas of the Lloyd Center were used in the past. This walk will utilize all of the Lloyd Center’s trails and is a great opportunity to tour the property. Dress for the weather and bring a reusable water bottle.

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please contact Jen at either 508-990-0505 x 14, or jen@lloydcenter.org.

 

26th ANNUAL NEW YEAR’S DAY BEACH WALKnew-years-day-walk-1

Date: Sunday, January 1st
Time:  10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Meeting place: Gooseberry Neck parking lot, Westport, MA
Leader: Mark Mello, Lloyd Center Research Director
Price:  Free to All
Limit: 50         All ages welcome

No pre-registration required

Looking for fresh air, exercise or to learn more about the natural world around you?  If so, this is the perfect trip for you! Join Research Director Mark Mello for this Lloyd Center tradition and celebrate the New Year with a peaceful walk on Gooseberry Neck beach. Focusing on coastal ecology and bird identification, Mark will identify winter waterfowl and ‘washed up’ marine life. January is a wonderful time of year to walk the coast and observe the effects of wave action on the slope and shape of the beach.

This is a very informal outing, and those that simply want to walk are more than welcome. Participants should dress warmly and wear hiking boots; binoculars and cameras are also recommended. 

If you have specific questions regarding the program, contact Mark at either 508-990-0505 x 22 or markmello@lloydcenter.org.

BIRDING NEW BEDFORD HARBOR

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Date: Saturday, January 7th              
Inclement weather date: Sunday, January 8th
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Meeting place: Fort Tabor parking lot, New Bedford
Leader: Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate
Price:   Members: $9         Non-members: $12
Limit:  20      Age Limit: 15 and older

Pre-registration required by 4:00 p.m., Friday, January 6th

During winter the landscape can seem quite barren with its backdrop of snow and ice. However our coastal shorelines are bustling with activity of migrant birds spending the winter, and New Bedford Harbor offers some superb viewing. Wintering landbirds, winter waterbird species, and perhaps a wandering seal are all potential sightings. We will bird the Fort before carpooling to the Hurricane Barrier to take advantage of the Palmers Island area and Harbor Walk.

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.

NATURE DISCOVERIESsummer-program-2015-2

Date: Saturday, January 21st
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center Visitor Center
Leader: Jen Wimmer, Lloyd Center Outreach Specialist
Price: Members: $5     Non-members: $6
Limit: 20        All ages welcome

No pre-registration required

Nature Discoveries occurs on the third Saturday of each month.  Join us as we investigate nature topics by reading nature-themed books and exploring the Lloyd Center.  Live animal demonstrations, specimens to observe and touch, hikes, activities and crafts bring nature themes to life for our Nature Discovery guests.  This hour-long adventure is appropriate for children ages 2-6. (Younger or older siblings are welcome as well).

If you have specific questions regarding the program, please contact Jen at either 508-990-0505 x 14, or jen@lloydcenter.org.