Blog – All Topics

Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation Awards $5,000 to the Lloyd Center for the Environment

January 26, 2024

The Bristol County Savings Bank, through its Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation, has awarded a $5,000 grant to the Lloyd Center for the Environment, to support Environmental Science Learning Adventures for the Greater New Bedford and Fall River public elementary school students. This financial support will make a significant difference…

Lloyd Center Kicks Off 2024 With Winter Bird Walks

January 26, 2024

For over three decades, the Lloyd Center has started January with a walk at one of the more ecologically unique landscapes in the region, Gooseberry Neck Island in Westport. The island offers something to satisfy the curiosity of most any naturalist in any environmental field, all in one short stroll.…

Rainy December’s the Norm for Lloyd Center Winter Waterfowl Survey

January 5, 2024

On December 10, 2023, Lloyd Center staff and volunteers surveyed coastal ponds and estuaries from Sakonnet Point in Tiverton, Rhode Island, to Padanaram in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, for the 37th annual Lloyd Center Winter Waterfowl Survey. The ongoing study depicts trends in abundance, diversity, and habitat use for migratory, overwintering waterfowl…

Lloyd Center Fellow Recognized as an NAAEE CEE-Change Fellow

December 2, 2023

Hamza Malik chosen for his work in environmental education, research, and outreach.  Hamza Malik is one of 30 educators selected by The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) as part of the 2023 CEE-Change Fellowship cohort. CEE stands for Civics and Environmental Education. He is part of an international…

Lloyd Center 33rd Annual New Year’s Day Beach Walk – Monday, January 1st, 2024

December 2, 2023

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 Associate, Jamie Bogart, for the 33rd Annual Lloyd Center tradition and celebrate the New Year with a peaceful walk on Gooseberry Neck beach. Focusing…

Lloyd Center Continues Bird Feeder Surveys

December 2, 2023

by Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate As the cold weather arrives many people are paying more attention to their backyard bird feeders, and have registered for the “FeederWatch” surveys, a volunteer citizen science program organized by Cornell University to track feeder use from November to April (or starting in…

4th Annual Holiday Oyster Sale at the Lloyd Center, Wednesday, December 20th!

December 2, 2023

The Lloyd Center for the Environment is, once again, offering Fresh Cuttyhunk Oysters from Cuttyhunk Shellfish Farms! A wonderful holiday tradition to benefit the Lloyd Center’s education programs. Supporters can order fresh oysters by the dozen, as well as shucking knives. Oysters are $30 per dozen and will keep well for…

Make Your 2023 Tax-deductible Annual Appeal Donation to the Lloyd Center Today!

December 2, 2023

Click here to donate to the Annual Appeal Please consider giving to the Lloyd Center’s 2023 Annual Appeal!  Due to the generous support of our donors, together we have taught approximately 10,000 students over the past year and made these experiences possible: “I really enjoyed the field trip! My favorite…

My Experience as a Teaching and Research Fellow at the Lloyd Center

October 26, 2023

by Lloyd Center Fellow, Hamza Malik Embarking on this research and teaching fellowship has been an incredibly enriching and transformative experience. Over the past year, I have had the privilege to work closely with the education team in various roles, utilizing both in-school and out-of-school settings. These interactions with teachers…

Waterbirds Highlight Lloyd Center Wednesday Bird Walks

October 26, 2023

by Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate Since the Lloyd Center Wednesday Bird Walks began a couple of years back, they’ve been timed around the spring and fall warbler migration, winter “irruptive” feeder species, and wintering waterfowl. With the exception of Ospreys, for which we have platforms, beach and salt…

Come Check Out the Lloyd Center’s Newly-Built Bird Blind!

October 26, 2023

Thanks to the hard work of Dharma Voyage volunteers Robert Bernert and Ray Hunt, the Lloyd Center has a beautiful, sturdy, newly-built bird blind. A valuable teaching spot on our trails, the original bird blind had seen its day and was desperately in need of being replaced. From producing a…

Coming Home to the Lloyd Center!

September 26, 2023

by Bruce Traban, Lloyd Center Educator/Naturalist My short time at the Lloyd Center has felt like coming home to family after time apart. The Lloyd Center was a formative part of my childhood, providing an outlet to explore the environment and great teachers to provide a way to do so…

Lloyd Center’s Third Annual Music in the Woods – Saturday, October 7

September 26, 2023

RESERVE YOUR TICKETS TODAY!   The Lloyd Center for the Environment’s Third Annual Music in the Woods is a free benefit for Lloyd Center members.   And this year, we are giving a FREE FAMILY MEMBERSHIP (valid for six months) to non-members that reserve a ticket. Tickets for non-members are…

Seabirds on a Humpback Whale -Courtesy Pamela Lowell

A Lloyd Center Whale Watch for the Ages

September 21, 2023

by Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate Protecting endangered habitats and species, conducting inventories on populations, and educating the public are cornerstones of the Lloyd Center missions of education and research.  One of our long-standing traditions that embody our mission is our birding and whale watching trips to Stellwagon Bank…

What A Year It’s Been at the Lloyd Center!

August 29, 2023

 by Shannon Ewell, Lloyd Center Educator/Naturalist As I sit at my desk and look out between the trees to the Slocum River on this sunny, non-humid, perfect summer day – I wonder how I got to be so lucky. This year I accepted a position as an educator/naturalist here at…

Save the Date for the Lloyd Center’s Annual Music in the Woods! Saturday, October 7

August 29, 2023

Join us at the Lloyd Center for the Environment on Saturday, October 7th, for the third Music in the Woods event, a free benefit for Lloyd Center members. Both Lloyd Center members and the general public are invited to enjoy a musical afternoon on the Center’s trails and grounds of…

Diamondback Terrapin Turtles Hatch at Salters Point

August 25, 2023

One of the many historical Lloyd Center research endeavors has been protection and monitoring for the Northern Diamondback Terrapin, (Malaclemmys terrapin terrapin). Listed as “threatened” under the Massachusetts Endangered Species, the terrapin is our only turtle associated with estuaries, salt marshes, and sandy habitats where it nests each spring and…

Lloyd Center Wednesday Bird Walks Are Back September 6th!

August 16, 2023

The Lloyd Center 82-acre property offers a diverse assemblage of bird habitats year-round for breeding birds, including species passing through on migrations, permanent residents, and even the occasional rarity. A diverse, predominantly oak-hickory forest also has its share of evergreens, dense undergrowth and “snag” (standing dead tree) habitat, which ensures…

Music in the Woods

What Sets the Lloyd Center Apart?

July 28, 2023

The Lloyd Center’s Southcoast location makes it part of a community of non-profits addressing different, important needs. As an organization, the Lloyd Center is supported by being part of this group. At the same time, the public is often confused about what makes the Lloyd Center unique, and everything that…

Plover Brood Fledges at West Island – Lloyd Center Shorebird 2023 Season Wrap-up

July 27, 2023

At West Island in Fairhaven, extensive nest loss to predator(s) targeting nests has been the norm, with the metal exclosures have showing reduced success over time, including this year’s abandonment of an exclosed nest due to visitation, including coyote. The increase in habitat on the town beach this season, where…

Thank You Clambake XXXVIII Supporters!

July 27, 2023

A big THANK YOU to all those who joined and supported the Lloyd Center at “Not Your Average” Clambake XXXVIII, “38 years of Celebrating Science & Education!” We appreciate your support and hope all those that attended the event had as much fun as we did! A special thank you…

Lloyd Center – Cold Brew & Construction – Drop-in Events!

July 27, 2023

We hope you will join us to visit especially the unique, innovative components of the 105% energy rejuvenating Welcome Center, the preliminary construction and plans for the main building, the campus upgrades, and the new Teaching Pavilion. This will also be an opportunity to ask the variety of questions that…

Dharma Voyage

Dharma Voyage Holds Next Level Rowing Camp at the Lloyd Center

June 27, 2023

From June 2nd through June 4th, Next Level Rowing held a training camp at the Lloyd Center to prepare its high-performance coastal rowing team for the US Beach Sprint National Team trials. The Beach Sprints are a dynamic racing format where the rowers start on the beach, run a 50…

UMass. Study

Study at Lloyd Center – Microbially-Influenced Corrosion in Marine Sediments  

June 14, 2023

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s Assistant Professor Ryan Beemer and Master Student Dayna Logan, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Professor Pia Moisander and Master Student Stephanie Richard, Department of Biology, are conducting a study at the Lloyd Center’s dock. To address gaps in knowledge, this study involves installing small…