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LLOYD CENTER SPRING BIRD WALK II – ARRIVAL OF THE NESTERSOSPREY 2_opt

Date: Saturday, May 7th
Inclement weather date: Sunday, May 8th
Time: 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center Lower Parking Lot
Leader: Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate
Price: Members: $5  Non-members: $7    Children under 12: $2
Limit: 10       Age limit: 10 and older

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

During this walk, the surge in bird activity continues as a more even mix of species exists including species migrating through and nesters arriving for the season. Forest birds, shorebirds and raptors such as osprey, Pandion haliaetus, are all potential sightings. We will take advantage of the variety of habitats that include forest edges, kettle ponds, vernal pools, salt marsh, and estuary that the Lloyd Center property offers.  Participants should bring binoculars and a bird guide if they have them.

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

 

LLOYD CENTER SPRING BIRD WALK III – CHORUS IN THE TREES

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Photo by: Kevin Roderigues

Date: Thursday, May 12th
Inclement weather date: Friday, May 13th
Time: 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center for the Environment
Leader: Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate
Price:   Members: $5  Non-members: $7    Children under 12: $2
Limit: 10      Age limit: 10

Pre-registration required by 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 11th 

By this time, songbirds have become harder to see as leaves have appeared on trees, but colorful species such as the Baltimore oriole, Icterus galbula, may be spotted.  Breeding pairs of songbirds are setting up territories and vocally making their presence known! Forest birds, shorebirds and raptors such as osprey, Pandion haliaetus, are all potential sightings. We will take advantage of the variety of habitats that include forest edges, kettle ponds, vernal pools, salt marsh, and estuary that the Lloyd Center property offers. Participants should bring binoculars and a bird guide if they have them.

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

 

NATURE DISCOVERIESstorytime-3

Date: Saturday, May 14th
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 call Jen Wimmer at 508-990-0505 x 14, or email jen@lloydcenter.org.

OUTER CAPE BIRDING AND WHALE WATCHING TOURouter-cape

Date: Saturday, May 14th
Inclement weather date: Sunday, May 15th
Time: 7:00 a.m. (van departs) – 7:00 p.m. (approximate van return)
Meeting place: TBD
Leader: Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate
Price:  Members: $60   Non-members: $75     Children under 12: half price
Limit: 12       Age limit: 10 and up

Pre-registration required by 12:00 noon, Friday, May 13th 

On the Outer Cape, breeding birds have arrived in force, and warmer seas are churning with seabird and whale activity. We’ll start at Beech Forest, the last remaining mature deciduous forest on the Cape, where songbirds including warblers fill the trees during spring migration. We then board the Dolphin Fleet vessel out of Provincetown Harbor, which takes us out to the Stellwagon Bank marine sanctuary where whales and seabirds congregate in numbers. There you’ll see and learn about these “gentle giants” of the sea.

Participants should bring a lunch, extra layers of clothing and footwear for light hiking, binoculars and/or spotting scope and camera. Please see www.whalewatch.org for information about the “Dolphin Fleet” with which we’ll be partnering for this unique trip.

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

SALT MARSH ECOLOGY2013-dhs-biodiversity-2

Date: Saturday, May 28th
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center Bond Building
Leader: Jen Wimmer, Lloyd Center Outreach Specialist
Price: Members: $8       Non-members: $10
Limit: 10   Age Limit: 14 and older

Pre-registration required by 4:00 p.m., Friday, May 27th

Put on your boots and join us at the Lloyd Center for a walk through one of the many salt marshes on our property. During this program, have a chance to explore the marsh, catalog the species that live there and learn about the importance of the Salt Marsh Habitat. Be sure to wear clothes and shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty.

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

NATURE DISCOVERIESnature-pirates-2015

Date: Saturday, June 11th
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 call Jen Wimmer at 508-990-0505 x 14, or email jen@lloydcenter.org.

WHALE WATCHING WITH THE LLOYD CENTERresearch-whale-watch

Date: Saturday, June 11th
Time: 12:00 noon* – 7:30 p.m.
*please arrive no later than 11:45 a.m. to depart.
Meeting place: Stop & Shop on Faunce Corner Road (across from Dartmouth Mall) gas station parking lot.
Leader: Jasmine Smith-Gillen, Lloyd Center Education Specialist
Price:   TBD
Price includes transportation to Plymouth, and boat has a snack bar.
Limit: TBD

Pre-registration required by 4:00 p.m., Thursday, June 9th

Stellwagen Bank, located off of Provincetown, Cape Cod, is prime feeding waters for whales in the spring and summer. Join Lloyd Center Education Specialist Jasmine Smith-Gillen on Captain Jon’s Whale Watch out of Plymouth. We will have the opportunity to observe minke, finback, and humpback whales. Humpbacks often approach the vessel and feed in large groups, giving us spectacular views of these amazing marine mammals. Dolphins, sea turtles, Mola mola (ocean sunfish) and seals are occasionally spotted as well. Cameras and binoculars are encouraged. Be prepared for cold, windy weather as the boat travels, and have motion sickness medication just in case.  For additional information visit (http://www.captjohn.com/).

Pre-register online.  If you have specific questions regarding the program, please call Jasmine at 508-990-0505 x 13, or email jasmine@lloydcenter.org

SUMMER SOLSTICE PLOVER STROLL AT DEMAREST LLOYDplover-pair-horseneck

Date: Saturday, June 18th       Inclement weather date: Sunday, June 19th
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Meeting place: Demarest Lloyd State Park (proceed through entrance gate to main lot)
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, June 17h

Kick-off the summer season by observing and learning about nesting shorebirds at the dynamic ecosystem of Demarest Lloyd State Park. A large sand spit provides nesting habitat for plovers, least terns, and diamondback terrapins (an estuarine turtle) which are all nesting at this time. Other birds such as ospreys and egrets may also be seen.

Participants should bring birding equipment (binoculars or scope, camera, bird guide), bug spray, and footwear appropriate for walking along the beach and over intertidal flats (bird guides and optics in limited quantity available for use).

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

WOMEN’S CANOE TRIPoutreach-canoe-2

Date: Sunday, June 19th
Time: 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center for the Environment
Leader: Liz Moniz, Lloyd Center Outreach Director
Price: Members: $25       Non-member: $30
Limit:  12

Pre-registration required by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 17th

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 and all equipment is provided. Wear clothing and footwear you don’t mind getting wet as well as 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 TOURoutreach-kayak-slocum-1

Date: Wednesday, June 29th
Time: 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center Parking Lot
Leader: Osprey Sea Kayak Certified Instructor
Price: Members: $40    Non-members: $50
Limit: 12    Ages 14 and older

Pre-registration required by 12:00 noon Tuesday, June 28th

What better way to end the day than a peaceful paddle down river. You’ll feel your stress dissolve as you glide through the salt marsh enjoying the setting sun. This is a wonderful and relaxing trip for viewing waterfowl and the delicate salt marsh ecosystem of the Slocum River. 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 email fcallen@lloydcenter.org.

CLAMBAKE XXXIcb-2016-host

Date: Friday, July 8th
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Location: Demarest Lloyd State Park

Friday, July 8th marks the Lloyd Center’s 31st Annual Clambake – “Celebrating Science & Education!”

Festivities will begin at 6:00 p.m. on the evening of Friday, July 8th , by the side of the sea at Demarest Lloyd State Park in Dartmouth. With a limited number of seats available, advance reservations are an absolute must.

Click here for more information and reservations.

Artwork by Sandra Hall

SLOCUM RIVER SUNSET KAYAK TOURoutreach-sunset-kayak-3

Date: Thursday, July 14th
Time: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center Parking Lot
Leader: Osprey Sea Kayak Certified Instructor
Price: Members: $40     Non-members: $50
Limit: 10     Ages 14 and older

Pre-registration required by 12:00 noon Wednesday, July 13th

What better way to end the day than a peaceful paddle down river. You’ll feel your stress dissolve as you glide through the salt marsh enjoying the setting sun.
This is a wonderful and relaxing trip for viewing waterfowl and the delicate salt marsh ecosystem of the Slocum River. 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 email fcallen@lloydcenter.org.

INTRODUCTION TO STAND-UP PADDLINGSTAND-UP PADDLE BOARDING_opt

Date: Sunday, July 17th
Time: 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center Parking Lot
Leader: Osprey Sea Kayak Certified Instructor
Price: Members: $50     Non-members: $60
Limit: 12     Ages 14 and older

Pre-registration required by 12:00 noon on Friday, July 15th

Stand-up Paddling is a fun way to explore our waterways, improve your balance and get a fantastic core body 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, efficient paddling technique, and safety. Come out and give it a try… you’ll love it!

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.

WOMEN’S CANOE TRIPoutreach-canoe-7

Date: Tuesday, July 19th
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center for the Environment
Leader: Liz Moniz, Lloyd Center Outreach Director
Price: Members: $25       Non-member: $30
Limit:  12

Pre-registration required by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, July 18th

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 as well as 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.

MID-SUMMER SHOREBIRD STROLL AT GOOSEBERRY NECKbeach-1_opt

Date: Saturday, July 23rd         Inclement weather date: Sunday, July 24th
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Meeting place: Gooseberry Neck Island
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 22nd

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 as well as 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 call Jamie Bogart at 508-990-0505 x 23, or email jbogart@lloydcenter.org.

29th ANNUAL NORTH AMERICAN BUTTERFLY ASSOCIATION (NABA) BUTTERFLY COUNTbutterfly-count

Date: Saturday, July 23rd        Inclement weather date: Sunday, July 24th
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Meeting place: Park & Ride on Mt. Pleasant St., off Rt. 140 Exit 4
Leader: Mark Mello; Research Director
Price:  Members: $8   Non-members: $10
Limit: 10     Age Limit: 10 and older

Pre-registration required by 4:00 p.m., Friday, July 22nd

Become a citizen scientist and join the Lloyd Center’s research staff as we participate in NABA’s annual butterfly count in Dartmouth and New Bedford. The only requirements are enthusiasm and an interest in this region’s butterfly fauna. By the end of the day, you may be able to recognize 20 or more species of butterflies and will have contributed to NABA’s nationwide long-range study of butterfly diversity and distribution patterns relative to climate change.

Participants should wear hiking shoes, hats and long pants, have sun protection, plenty of water, and bring a lunch.  The Center will have extra water for sale.

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please call Mark Mello at 508-990-0505 x 22, or email markmello@lloydcenter.org.

INTRODUCTION TO STAND-UP PADDLINGstandup-paddle-1

Date: Saturday, August 6th
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center Parking Lot
Leader: Osprey Sea Kayak Certified Instructor
Price: Members: $50     Non-members: $60
Limit: 12     Ages 14 and up

Pre-registration required by 12:00 noon on Friday, July 5th

Stand-up Paddling is a fun way to explore our waterways, improve your balance and get a fantastic core body 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, efficient paddling technique, and safety. Come out and give it a try… you’ll love it!

Please wear clothing and footwear that can get 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.

WOMEN’S CANOE TRIPoutreach-canoe-7

Date: Thursday, August 18th
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-member: $30
Limit:  12

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

Ladies night out! Enjoy canoeing the historic Slocum River. 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 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 TOURcanoe1

Date: Thursday, August 25th
Time: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center Parking Lot
Leader: Osprey Sea Kayak Certified Instructor
Price: Members: $40     Non-members: $50
Limit: 12     Ages 14 and older

Pre-registration required by 12:00 noon Wednesday, August 24th

What better way to end the day than a peaceful paddle down river. You’ll feel your stress dissolve as you glide through the salt marsh enjoying the setting sun.
This is a wonderful and relaxing trip for viewing waterfowl and the delicate salt marsh ecosystem of the Slocum River. Beginners welcome.
Wear clothing and footwear 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.

SLOCUM RIVER SUNSET KAYAK TOURcanoe2

Date: Thursday, September 15th
Time: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Meeting place: Lloyd Center Parking Lot
Leader: Osprey Sea Kayak Certified Instructor
Price: Members: $40     Non-members: $50
Limit: 12     Ages 14 and up

Pre-registration required by 12:00 noon Wednesday, September 14th

What better way to end the day than a peaceful paddle down river. You’ll feel your stress dissolve as you glide through the salt marsh enjoying the setting sun.
This is a wonderful and relaxing trip for viewing waterfowl and the delicate salt marsh ecosystem of the Slocum River. Beginners welcome.
Wear clothing and footwear 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.