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Please note: While the Center's main building is closed to the public due to renovations, the Lloyd Center offices are open, as well as the walking trails at our 82-acre site in South Dartmouth.

Woman’s Canoe Trip


Date: August 11, 2022
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Meeting Place: Bond House classroom
Leader: Liz Moniz, Lloyd Center Education/Outreach Director
Price: Members: $35 Non-members: $45
Attendee Limit: 12

Ladies night out! Enjoy canoeing the historic Slocum River. 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 and pack a non-alcoholic beverage and snack.

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please contact Liz at 508-990-0505 x 30, or email liz@lloydcenter.org. Email preferred.




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Seabirds, Seals & Sharks! Birding in Chatham


Date: August 17, 2022
Time: 7:00 am* - 4:00 pm * van needs to depart at 7am sharp to ensure arrival for 9am vessel departure
Meeting Place: Shaw’s parking lot, Dartmouth
Leader: Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate
Price: Members: $125 Non-members: $155
Attendee Limit: 12 (comfortable van capacity)

Start the day with a ride on a vessel with the Atlantic white Shark Conservancy (AWSC), where we’ll learn about Great White Sharks, and observe the retrieval of a shark receiver to determine if any tagged sharks have passed through.

While we won’t actually see sharks on this excursion, we’ll receive background about these fascinating creatures and see other wildlife including seals and waterbirds from the boat.

Then spend the rest of the day scanning the shoreline for migrant shorebirds in Chatham, featuring a stop at Morris Island of Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, and potentially other locations.

If you have specific questions about the trip, please contact Jamie at 508-990-0505 x23, or at jbogart@lloydcenter.org

Participants are only contacted for trips with special logistics/instructions, or if there are weather issues; otherwise participants should show up as indicated in the event write-up.


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Birding & Whale Watching in Provincetown


Date: August 27, 2022
Time: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Meeting Place: Shaw’s parking lot, Dartmouth
Leader: Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate
Price: Members: $100 Non-members: $125
Attendee Limit: 12 (comfortable van capacity)

Venture out to the tip of the Cape to observe the shorebirds, which are well into their migration, at Provincetown beaches such as Herring Cove and Race Point. Upon arrival to Provincetown, first stretch your legs for a brief walk in Beech Forest, a prime year-round birding location, before heading to the shores.

Then spend some time in Provincetown until boarding the Dolphin Fleet vessel to view whales and other sea life at Stellwagon Bank.

If you have specific questions about the trip, please contact Jamie at 508-990-0505 x23, or at jbogart@lloydcenter.org.

Participants are only contacted for trips with special logistics/instructions, or if there are weather issues; otherwise participants should show up as indicated in the event write-up.


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Women’s Canoe Trip


Date: September 10, 2022
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Meeting Place: Bond House classroom
Leader: Liz Moniz, Lloyd Center Education/Outreach Director
Price: Members: $35 Non-members: $45
Attendee Limit: 12

Ladies night out! Enjoy canoeing the historic Slocum River. 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 and pack a non-alcoholic beverage and snack.

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please contact Liz at 508-990-0505 x 30, or email liz@lloydcenter.org. Email preferred.




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Past Events

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Shorebird Migration Stroll at Gooseberry Neck Island (July 16, 2022)

Gooseberry Neck Island, adjacent to and part of Horseneck Beach State Reservation, is a significant stopover site during the shorebird migration, which is the focus of this walk.

In addition to common species such as Semipalmated Plover, Sanderling, Dunlin, Ruddy Turnstone, Short-billed Dowitcher, and Black-bellied Plover, to name a few species, offshore sightings will include terns, cormorants, and possibly others.

Mammal sightings likely include White-tailed Deer which live on the island, and grey Seals which summer close to shore. In and over the island interior, songbirds and a wandering raptor, including osprey, are also likely.

Participants should bring birding equipment, camera, and water, and wear sturdy footwear for walking over cobbled sections, and light clothing for possibly hot, muggy conditions.

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 Trip (July 13, 2022)

Ladies night out! Enjoy canoeing the historic Slocum River. 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 and pack a non-alcoholic beverage and snack.

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please contact Liz at 508-990-0505 x 30, or email liz@lloydcenter.org. Email preferred.


Lloyd Center Clambake XXXVII – 37 Years of Celebrating Science & Education! (July 8, 2022)

Lloyd Center for the Environment’s Clambake XXXVII will be held on Friday, July 8, 2022. This year, we will be offering both our well-received Meals to Go, and the Silent Auction in online format. We look forward to partnering with several local restaurants. Dining information coming soon!

Special thanks to our Clambake XXXVII Steering Committee! Helping us envision this year's alternative event: Winnie Phyfe (Chair), Sandra Hall, Suzie Prescott, Kelly Rebello, Jane Rheaume, and Nina Weeks.


Summer Solstice Plover Stroll at DCR Demarest Lloyd State Park (June 21, 2022)

Kick-off the summer season by observing and learning about nesting shorebirds at the dynamic ecosystem of Demarest Lloyd State Park, which contains a large vegetated sand spit at the mouth of the Slocum River, where endangered shorebirds nest, and a vast mudflat where shorebirds feed at low tide.

The estuary, salt marsh, and forest areas nearby, offer yet more habitat in which to view birds. In addition to plovers and terns, oystercatchers, willets, ospreys, herons, and egrets, are all potential sightings. Held the evening of the summer solstice; don’t miss this one!

Participants should bring birding equipment (binoculars or scope, camera, bird guide), bug spray, and footwear appropriate for walking along 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.


Moonlit Springtime Stroll (June 4, 2022)

Join us for a moonlit stroll through the Lloyd Center’s maritime forest. Be on the lookout for some of the creatures that come out under the cover of night. Test your senses to see if they are as good as these nocturnal critters. Then head back to the Lloyd Center’s Education Center to meet our own creature of the night. We will end the evening with a nocturnal animal craft. This program is appropriate for families with children ages five and older; dress for the weather and wear closed-toed shoes.

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please call Amanda Nowicki at 774-628-9241, or email Amanda@lloydcenter.org.


Wednesday Bird Walk at the Lloyd Center (May 18, 2022)

The Lloyd Center property offers a diverse assemblage of habitats that attract birds year-round. Oak-hickory forest, cedars and hollies, red maple swamp, vernal pools, estuary, and salt marsh, all attract various species of songbirds, hawks, owls, waterfowl, and shorebirds, depending upon the season. Winter through spring migration is especially interesting due to a mix of resident, overwintering, and migrant birds passing through, more visible in the leafless canopy.

On these walks, designed for beginning and expert birders alike, we’ll walk the property and follow the action, including a stop at our bird feeder station. If birding is quiet, there are other groups and features to explore, including mammals or their indications, trees, plants, and insects. As a bonus, meet Koko the Screech owl at the end of the walk, for that guaranteed owl sighting!

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 Exploration (May 14, 2022)

Pull on your rain boots and get ready to explore our local salt marsh. Meet Stinky Peat and learn about the features that make a salt marsh so unique. While walking through this squishy environment you will discover what types of creatures call this muddy place home. Be prepared to get a little dirty with this hands-on exploration. This program is appropriate for families with children ages six to twelve; dress for the weather and wear closed-toed shoes, preferably rain boots.

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please call Amanda Nowicki at 774-628-9241, or email amanda@lloydcenter.org.


Wednesday Bird Walk at the Lloyd Center (May 11, 2022)

The Lloyd Center property offers a diverse assemblage of habitats that attract birds year-round. Oak-hickory forest, cedars and hollies, red maple swamp, vernal pools, estuary, and salt marsh, all attract various species of songbirds, hawks, owls, waterfowl, and shorebirds, depending upon the season. Winter through spring migration is especially interesting due to a mix of resident, overwintering, and migrant birds passing through, more visible in the leafless canopy.

On these walks, designed for beginning and expert birders alike, we’ll walk the property and follow the action, including a stop at our bird feeder station. If birding is quiet, there are other groups and features to explore, including mammals or their indications, trees, plants, and insects. As a bonus, meet Koko the Screech owl at the end of the walk, for that guaranteed owl sighting!

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 (May 5, 2022)

Take a late afternoon woodland stroll on this final walk of the series, when under the right conditions, bird activity can be as high as the early morning hours. Breeding pairs continue to arrive and set up territories, especially the orioles, whose melodious call has begun taking command of the treetops. Again, keep your eyes peeled for our resident owls and increasing waterbird activity seen from our pier, as breeders begin arriving.

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.


Wednesday Bird Walk at the Lloyd Center (May 4, 2022)

The Lloyd Center property offers a diverse assemblage of habitats that attract birds year-round. Oak-hickory forest, cedars and hollies, red maple swamp, vernal pools, estuary, and salt marsh, all attract various species of songbirds, hawks, owls, waterfowl, and shorebirds, depending upon the season. Winter through spring migration is especially interesting due to a mix of resident, overwintering, and migrant birds passing through, more visible in the leafless canopy.

On these walks, designed for beginning and expert birders alike, we’ll walk the property and follow the action, including a stop at our bird feeder station. If birding is quiet, there are other groups and features to explore, including mammals or their indications, trees, plants, and insects. As a bonus, meet Koko the Screech owl at the end of the walk, for that guaranteed owl sighting!

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.


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