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Please note: Due to current health concerns around COVID-19, the Lloyd Center for the Environment's Outreach programs have been cancelled through the end of September.

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

The health of our community is very important and we encourage you to listen to health experts. CLICK HERE for more information at Mass.gov. Thank you for your understanding.

 

 

WOMEN’S CANOE TRIP


Date: October 1, 2020
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Meeting Place: Lloyd Center lower parking lot
Leader: Liz Moniz, Lloyd Center Education/Outreach Director
Price: Members: $35 Non-members: $45

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 won't mind getting wet, and pack a snack and non-alcoholic beverage.

To pre-register, contact Liz Moniz at liz@lloydcenter.org, or call 508-990-0505 x30.




Past Events

Event
INVADERS OF THE FOREST (May 16, 2020)

Come learn about the various species that invade our natural forest. Invasive species are plants and animals that our not native to this region. We will learn all about how they get here, why they impact our ecosystems, and what we can do to help natural communities! Hiking through the Lloyd Center trails, we will identify the different invasive plants that reside here, and how they affect the forest. Please wear closed-toe shoes or boots for hiking.

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


OUTER CAPE BIRDING AND WHALE WATCHING TOUR (May 9, 2020)

During May 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 will then board the “Dolphin Fleet” vessel out of Provincetown Harbor, which will take 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. Please see www.whalewatch.com for information about the “Dolphin Fleet” with which we’ll be partnering for this unique trip.

Participants should bring a lunch, extra layers of clothing and footwear for light hiking, binoculars, and camera.

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 7, 2020)

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 in 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. Keep your eyes peeled for our resident barred and great horned owls both of which breed on or near the property. Sighting of fledglings of the earliest nesting owl, great horned, are possible!

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.


SPRING BIRD WALK II – ARRIVAL OF THE NESTERS (May 2, 2020)

This walk occurs when the numbers of nesting songbirds which are establishing territories in the forest have increased, including resident birds and migrants just arriving. Forest birds potentially encountered include the striking Baltimore oriole and the common yet elusive yellow warbler. Keep your eyes peeled for our resident barred and great horned owls, both of which breed on or near the property. Sighting of fledglings of the earliest nesting owl, great horned, are possible!

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 ANNUAL MEETING (April 30, 2020)

More information coming soon.


SPRING BIRD WALK – MIGRANTS ON THE MOVE – 1st in a series of 3 (April 25, 2020)

On this walk, songbirds are arriving as the forest slowly springs to life. Shorebird migration is well underway with nesting birds having arrived, waterfowl which wintered over are still abundant, and the first ospreys are arriving, making the estuary particularly lively during this walk. Keep your eyes peeled for our resident barred and great horned owls, both of which breed on or near the property. Sighting of fledglings of the earliest nesting owl, great horned, are possible!

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.


TURTLES ON THE TRAIL (April 25, 2020)

Come learn about the turtles native to our area. This program will inform you of what to do if you happen to come across a turtle and where to send the information of the sighting. Snacks, a scavenger hunt and some crafts for younger children included in this totally turtle day!

Participants should bring bug spray and wear footwear for light trail walking.

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please contact Ashley Gesner at 774-628-9241, or email ashley@lloydcenter.org.


RE-THINKING WASTE (April 19, 2020)

Get excited about reducing waste in your household! We will learn all about how, what, and where, you can recycle everyday items. Easy ways to start composting at home will also be a topic at this event. In addition to recycling and composting, we will talk about creative ways to get your children involved in nature. Using recycled materials, we will create kid-friendly crafts that can be made at home. This program will be held outdoors, so please dress accordingly.

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


EARLY SPRING SEAL CRUISE TO CUTTYHUNK (April 4, 2020)

Price includes lunch served on board and a packet of background materials. The vessel has a snack bar (cash only), and there is limited shopping available on Cuttyhunk Island.

On this early spring outing, marine life is on the move. Come observe the last of the overwintering seals which are headed north to breeding grounds, and bird life which is also on the increase due to the spring migration. A small sandbar called “Gull Island”, situated along the Elizabeth Island chain between Cuttyhunk and Penikese, is a premier haul-out site for seals in Buzzards Bay. Harbors and greys are a common sight, with harp or other more rare arctic seal species also potentially seen. Lloyd Center staff will provide commentary about the seals and seabirds which may also be abundant in nearby waters.

After seal viewing, the boat docks at Cuttyhunk for lunch and an opportunity to set foot on the island. At this point, participants are free to venture through town on their own to the lookout to gain a feel for the unique landscape and enjoy a panoramic view. Patrons may also join a Lloyd Center staff member for a guided walk along the beach or to the lookout.

In addition to learning about some unique marine wildlife, attendees will hopefully leave with a new appreciation for Buzzards Bay.

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.


SPRING WHALE WATCHING HIKE TO RACE POINT (March 28, 2020)

Venture by foot to the beaches of the outer Cape to observe whale behavior at close range. During spring, whales congregate close to shore to feed on the abundant zooplankton, including the endangered right whales. The walk will take you through Hatches Harbor to Race Point, passing through pitch pine forest, estuary, salt marsh, and dune habitats en route to the shore. Spectacular vistas and a diversity of birdlife in Hatches Harbor may include shorebirds, waterfowl, raptors, and tundra birds such as snow buntings, or with luck, a snowy owl. At Race Point, in addition to the prospect of seeing whales, grey seals and an abundance of sea ducks and other oceanic birds including gannets may be seen. Time permitting, we'll stop at other nearby locations.

Participants should bring a lunch, extra layers of clothing, footwear for hiking on sand and through wet areas, binoculars and/or spotting scope, camera.

NOTE: Be advised that this outing is done entirely on foot and involves extensive walking on landscapes (beaches, salt marsh, intertidal zone, forest trails) and participants should therefore be capable of a daylong hike of moderate intensity of four to five miles (round 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.


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