Lloyd Center Gears up for Biodiversity Surveys

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Commencing with our Spring Vacation High School Biodiversity Blitz, the Lloyd Center enters the 4th year of its SouthCoast Biodiversity Initiative. Designed as an all species survey of the natural resources within the Westport River and Slocum River watersheds, information gathered during this five-year project and other recent inventories, such those conducted through the Turn […] Read more »

Large Owls Highlight Lloyd Center’s Annual Owl Prowl

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The landscape last February 2013 was a winter wonderland, with a seemingly constant sequence of storms that included a blizzard on the month’s first weekend. On each weekend to follow, another storm! Ultimately, this turbulence cancelled our annual main event owl prowl which fell victim to some badly timed snowstorms. This February has once again […] Read more »

Lloyd Center Membership Drive

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In 2013 the Lloyd Center for the Environment provided environmental education to more than 10,000 children, undertook the excellent and diverse research for which we are known, and opened our 82-acre nature center and exhibits to over 25,000 visitors. All of these important undertakings would not have been possible without the generous support of donors such […] Read more »

The Lloyd Center is back for AHA! Night!

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Join the Lloyd Center on Thursday, February 13 from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the New Bedford Public Library to make a craft made for the birds! We will be making heart-shaped, homemade birdfeeders, just in time for Valentine’s Day. This craft is fun, easy, and great for families! AHA! (Art – History – […] Read more »

Lloyd Center Completes Winter Portion of 25th Annual Waterfowl Count

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On Sunday, January 26, waterfowl volunteers and Lloyd Center staff ventured out to complete the winter phase of the annual inventory of migratory waterfowl that utilize estuaries and ponds in southeastern New England. As stated in the December update, the January/February phase generally occurs in colder conditions when the amount of ice dictates bird numbers […] Read more »

Lloyd Center Tops $100,000 Annual Appeal Goal

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We would like to thank everyone that has made an annual gift to support the Lloyd Center’s efforts to bring outstanding environmental science programs to thousands of students every year, … to allow our research staff to continue their work monitoring threatened and endangered species, and major threats to the fragile environment of this area […] Read more »

Elusive “Brown Birds” in Winter

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Beyond the backyard bird feeder in winter, there may lurk a species or two that is tough to find even against a backdrop of fresh snowfall in the woods of Southeast New England. Two such species have been spotted by Lloyd Center staff this past week on the nature preserve: the Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus) and the Brown Creeper […] Read more »

Lloyd Center Adventure Packs

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Looking for a way to spark your child’s interest in science while enjoying a day on the trails? Rent one of our adventure packs! Each pack is filled with resources to help you observe, identify, and explore the natural world throughout the year. A one-day rental costs $5 for non-members and is free for members!  […] Read more »

Lloyd Center Participates in Four Corners Re-Tree Event

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This holiday season, the Lloyd Center for the Environment was invited to participate in the Tiverton Four Corners’ First “Re-Tree Event: A Showcase of Trees Created with Recycled Materials”. Organizations that participated in this event designed and built a Christmas tree out of at least 90% recycled materials. The trees were revealed in an annual […] Read more »

Annual Lloyd Center Waterfowl Survey Enters 25th Season

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Winter is a mixed blessing in our region. Snow lovers must brave the slush that often comes with a south coast snowfall, while others choose to avoid winter and its comparatively barren landscape altogether. Winter is indeed “down-time” in comparison to warmer months when the region’s biodiversity visibly springs to life. One exception to the […] Read more »

Science Friday – Ten Questions for Mark Mello, Moth Man, by Becky Fogel

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Pull open any of the numerous drawers in zoologist Mark Mello’s Massachusetts office, and you’re bound to find rows of meticulously labeled moths, from the psychedelic Jones moth (Thaumatographa jonesi) to the Melsheimer’s sack-bearer (Cicinnus melsheimeri). Mello is the Research Director of the Lloyd Center for the Environment in Dartmouth, a regional hub of coastal […] Read more »

Snowy Owl (Nyctea scandiaca)

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Owls are commonly heralded as mysterious creatures of the night that are rarely encountered, like our tiny screech owl which in all it’s simplicity has created quite a stir in these parts. Currently in the region is a bird that reminds us of how diverse the owl family is, and how conveniently situated southeastern New […] Read more »

Southern Visitors to Lloyd Center’s Butterfly Garden

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Last summer I reported seeing my first Giant Swallowtail in Massachusetts at the Slocum River Reserve. This year, thanks in part to a grant from the Buzzards Bay Garden Club, the Lloyd Center expanded and renovated its butterfly garden, which attracted 33 species this year. The Lloyd Center was rewarded not only with the first […] Read more »

Rodgers Family Foundation Supports Lloyd Center’s Climate Science Learning Project with $10,000 Grant

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The Lloyd Center has received yet another grant supporting our popular, ever-growing Climate Science Learning Project (CSLP)! We are happy to announce that the Rodgers Family Foundation has generously given the Center a $10,000 grant in support in support of our CSLP. Launched in 2011, this unique undertaking teaches science and mathematics by incorporating these […] Read more »

Looking for the Perfect Gift?

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Lloyd Center Gift Memberships A membership to the Lloyd Center for the Environment is a meaningful gift for any occasion that can be used all year round. Included in your Gift Membership price is a package mailed to the recipient. As a bonus, all memberships purchased by December 31, 2013 are good until March 2015!  […] Read more »

Lloyd Center 2013 Annual Fund

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We are asking for your support for the Lloyd Center for the Environment’s 2013 Annual Fund. Our goal is to raise a critical $100,000 to support the research, education and outreach programs the Lloyd Center provides to our community. Did you know, thanks to supporters like you: • The Lloyd Center provides education programs to […] Read more »

Towards Sustainability Foundation Supports Lloyd Center for the Environment’s Climate Science Learning Project With $5,000 Grant

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Dartmouth, MA. – The Lloyd Center for the Environment has received a $5,000 grant from the Towards Sustainability Foundation in support of the Center’s Climate Science Learning Project (CSLP). Aligned with the Massachusetts curriculum frameworks in science and engineering, the CSLP focuses on the projected effects of climate change on local biodiversity, introducing age-appropriate math, […] Read more »

Lloyd Center to hold SEANET Volunteer Workshop Saturday, November 2

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Dartmouth, MA- The Lloyd Center for the Environment is seeking volunteers to join the SEANET (Seabird Ecological Assessment Network) program which involves using patterns of beached bird deposition along coastal shorelines to help detect the impact to our shores, seabird life, and the offshore marine environment. If you are a casual environmentalist, avid birder, and/or […] Read more »

Preparing for Winter – Lloyd Center Pre-school Program – Tuesdays, November 5-26

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Dartmouth, MA. – The Lloyd Center for the Environment is pleased to offer a Preparing for Winter Preschool Program on Tuesday mornings throughout November. Led by Outreach Specialist Jen Wimmer, the Center’s preschool outreach programs lead children and parents on an outdoor adventure, build on children’s curiosity in the outdoors and use hands-on activities to […] Read more »

Family Fun Day & Biodiversity Week Wrap-up

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Thanks to grants from the Adelard and Valeda Lea Roy Foundation, The Braitmayer Foundation, CHT Foundation, Dominion Foundation, Island Foundation, Motorola Solutions Foundation, Rogers Family Foundation, Sounds Conservancy, and Towards Sustainability Foundation, the Lloyd Center held its Second Annual SouthCoast Biodiversity Week, ending with a Family Fun Day and Biodiversity Week Wrap-up on Saturday, September 28. These […] Read more »

Annual Slocum Challenge Regatta

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On September 21, the eighth running of the Lloyd Center’s Annual Slocum Challenge Regatta brought a record 120 competitors out to the Slocum River Estuary. The regatta is open to racing shells, open-water shells, kayaks, canoes, surf-skis, traditional rowing boats, whaleboats, pilot gigs, and stand-up paddleboards, with separate age-categories for competitors under 20, over 50, […] Read more »

the Art drive Donates $5,300 to the Lloyd Center

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Dartmouth, MA – Thirty Dartmouth and Westport artists that teamed up this summer to organize the annual open studio weekend, donated $5,300 to the Lloyd Center for the Environment in Dartmouth to be used to support the Center’s ongoing environmental science programs in the Westport and Dartmouth public schools. In its sixth season, the Art […] Read more »