Calendar

Calendar

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.

Once registered for an event, you will only be contacted before the event if there is a change or cancellation.

Wednesday Bird Walk at the Lloyd Center


Date: February 21, 2024
Inclement Weather Date: February 22, 2024
Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Meeting Place: Lloyd Center lower lot, near staircase
Leader: Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate
Price: Members: Free Non-members: $5
Attendee Limit: 15

On these walks designed for beginning and expert birders alike, we’ll walk the property including our forest bird feeder station, our lookout from which ospreys or Bald Eagles may be seen, and our waterfront pier where waterbirds are present year-round. Mammals, trees, plants and insects are also a component of our biodiversity.

Items to bring: Hiking footwear, birding binoculars, camera

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please email Jamie Bogart at jbogart@lloydcenter.org, or call 508-990-0505 x23. During ongoing construction, the best way to reach staff is via email.




Register For This Event

Lloyd Center Winter’s Evening Moonrise Owl Prowl


Date: February 26, 2024
Inclement Weather Date: February 27, 2024
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Meeting Place: Lloyd Center lower lot, near staircase
Leader: Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate
Price: Member: $20 Non-member: $25 Children under 12: Half price
Attendee Limit: 20 (12-14 passengers van capacity; first come, first served. Others may follow in own vehicle to local stops.)
Age Limit: 10 years & older

During mid-winter, common owl species of the region are highly territorial, including Barred, Screech, and Great-horned owls, each of which breed locally. Great-horned owls are the earliest nesting birds, and may even have eggs at this time.

Starting at the woodlands of the Lloyd Center property, we’ll attempt to lure owls with taped calls. Depending on our luck at our grounds, we’ll also take a short drive to nearby stops to see what’s lurking. If the prospect of witnessing owls and the invigorating chill of an old fashioned New England winter’s evening aren’t enticing enough, if conditions allow, we'll pause to watch the still nearly-full moon rise over Little River.

Items to bring/attire – flashlight, camera, warm weather clothing, boots for trail walking. Hiking is low intensity but some hilly terrain may be traversed.

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please email Jamie Bogart at jbogart@lloydcenter.org, or call 508-990-0505 x23. During ongoing construction, the best way to reach staff is via email.

Photo courtesy of Meredith Brady




Register For This Event

Wednesday Bird Walk at the Lloyd Center


Date: February 28, 2024
Inclement Weather Date: February 29, 2024
Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Meeting Place: Lloyd Center lower lot, near staircase
Leader: Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate
Price: Members: Free Non-members: $5
Attendee Limit: 15

On these walks designed for beginning and expert birders alike, we’ll walk the property including our forest bird feeder station, our lookout from which ospreys or Bald Eagles may be seen, and our waterfront pier where waterbirds are present year-round. Mammals, trees, plants and insects are also a component of our biodiversity.

Items to bring: Hiking footwear, birding binoculars, camera.

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please email Jamie Bogart at jbogart@lloydcenter.org, or call 508-990-0505 x23. During ongoing construction, the best way to reach staff is via email.




Register For This Event

Wednesday Bird Walk at the Lloyd Center


Date: March 13, 2024
Inclement Weather Date: March 14, 2024
Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Meeting Place: Lloyd Center lower lot, near staircase
Leader: Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate
Price: Members: Free Non-members: $5
Attendee Limit: 15

On these walks designed for beginning and expert birders alike, we’ll walk the property including our forest bird feeder station, our lookout from which ospreys or Bald Eagles may be seen, and our waterfront pier where waterbirds are present year-round. Mammals, trees, plants and insects are also a component of our biodiversity.

Items to bring: Hiking footwear, birding binoculars, camera.

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please email Jamie Bogart at jbogart@lloydcenter.org, or call 508-990-0505 x23. During ongoing construction, the best way to reach staff is via email.




Register For This Event

Lloyd Center Spring Evening Owl Prowl I – The Equinox


Date: March 19, 2024
Inclement Weather Date: March 20, 2024
Time: 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Meeting Place: Lloyd Center lower lot, near staircase
Leader: Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate
Price: Members: $20 Non-members: $25 Children under 12: half-price
Attendee Limit: 20
Age Limit: 10 years and older

Similar to the previous prowl, only the Equinox has arrived, and hopefully warmer temperatures, to further liven up the landscape. And perhaps a starry night replaces the early March full moon. Whether you are returning or missed the first March walk, this one is sure to spark your spring!

Items to bring: Hiking footwear, flashlight, binoculars, and camera.

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please email Jamie Bogart at jbogart@lloydcenter.org, or call 508-990-0505 x23. During ongoing construction, the best way to reach staff is via email.




Register For This Event

Wednesday Bird Walk at the Lloyd Center


Date: March 20, 2024
Inclement Weather Date: March 21, 2024
Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Meeting Place: Lloyd Center lower lot, near staircase
Leader: Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate
Price: Members: Free Non-members: $5
Attendee Limit: 15

On these walks designed for beginning and expert birders alike, we’ll walk the property including our forest bird feeder station, our lookout from which ospreys or Bald Eagles may be seen, and our waterfront pier where waterbirds are present year-round. Mammals, trees, plants and insects are also a component of our biodiversity.

Items to bring: Hiking footwear, birding binoculars, camera.

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please email Jamie Bogart at jbogart@lloydcenter.org, or call 508-990-0505 x23. During ongoing construction, the best way to reach staff is via email.




Register For This Event

Lloyd Center Spring Evening Owl Prowl II – Under the Moonlight


Date: March 25, 2024
Inclement Weather Date: March 26, 2024
Time: 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Meeting Place: Lloyd Center lower lot, near staircase
Leader: Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate
Price: Members: $20 Non-members: $25 Children under 12: half-price
Attendee Limit: 20
Age Limit: 10 years and older

Visit the Lloyd Center for a prowl at a friendlier hour and beneath a full moon, when the landscape is showing subtle signs of winter’s end. We’ll start with a sunset stroll to our waterfront when other bird life is often seen, then prowl for owls as darkness nears. We’ll end up on the Lloyd Woods Trail loop where we’ll watch the moon rise over Little River while waiting for owl callbacks, before returning to the woodland interior in attempt to see an owl.

Items to bring: Hiking footwear, flashlight, binoculars, camera.

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please email Jamie Bogart at jbogart@lloydcenter.org, or call 508-990-0505 x23. During ongoing construction, the best way to reach staff is via email.




Register For This Event

Wednesday Bird Walk at the Lloyd Center


Date: March 27, 2024
Inclement Weather Date: March 28, 2024
Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Meeting Place: Lloyd Center lower lot, near staircase
Leader: Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate
Price: Members: Free Non-members: $5
Attendee Limit: 15

On these walks designed for beginning and expert birders alike, we’ll walk the property including our forest bird feeder station, our lookout from which ospreys or Bald Eagles may be seen, and our waterfront pier where waterbirds are present year-round. Mammals, trees, plants and insects are also a component of our biodiversity.

Items to bring: Hiking footwear, birding binoculars, camera.

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please email Jamie Bogart at jbogart@lloydcenter.org, or call 508-990-0505 x23. During ongoing construction, the best way to reach staff is via email.




Register For This Event

Lloyd Center Early Spring Woodcock Walk I


Date: March 27, 2024
Inclement Weather Date: March 28, 2024
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Meeting Place: Noquochoke Wildlife Management Area, Dartmouth / Park in large dirt lot off Hixville Road in North Dartmouth
Leader: Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate
Price: Members: $10 Non-members: $13
Attendee Limit: 15

The fabled American woodcock (Scolopax minor) courtship flights are a true sign of spring that occurs across open landscapes often before the last snows have melted. Experience the spectacle at Noquochoke Wildlife Management Area in Dartmouth, a known staging area where the state manages habitat specifically for woodcocks. The right conditions yield a dazzling show!

We’ll spend the first hour on a leisurely stroll across the beautiful property when other avian life may still be active. Then we return to the “stage” and settle in for the main event.

Items to bring: Hiking footwear, flashlight, binoculars, camera, and a chair

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please email Jamie Bogart at jbogart@lloydcenter.org, or call 508-990-0505 x23. During ongoing construction, the best way to reach staff is via email.


Register For This Event

Lloyd Center Early Spring Woodcock Walk II


Date: April 2, 2024
Inclement Weather Date: April 3, 2024
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Meeting Place: Noquochoke Wildlife Management Area, Dartmouth / Park in large dirt lot off Hixville Road in North Dartmouth
Leader: Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate
Price: Members: $10 Non-members: $13
Attendee Limit: 15

The fabled American woodcock (Scolopax minor) courtship flights are a true sign of spring that occurs across open landscapes often before the last snows have melted. Experience the spectacle at Noquochoke Wildlife Management Area in Dartmouth, a known staging area where the state manages habitat specifically for woodcocks. The right conditions yield a dazzling show!

We’ll spend the first hour on a leisurely stroll across the beautiful property when other avian life may still be active. Then we return to the “stage” and settle in for the main event.

Items to bring: Hiking footwear, flashlight, binoculars, camera, and a chair

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please email Jamie Bogart at jbogart@lloydcenter.org, or call 508-990-0505 x23. During ongoing construction, the best way to reach staff is via email.


Register For This Event

EUREKA!


Date: April 13, 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 Noon
Meeting Place: Lloyd Center Bond Building
Leader: Amanda Nowicki, Lloyd Center Educator/Naturalist
Price: Price: Members (Family): $20 Non-members (Family): $25
Attendee Limit: 12

Start your vacation week with some messy fun! Join us on Saturday, April 13th and become a mad scientist!

During this program we will explore some fun and messy ways that you can learn about science. We will discover why it rains and how water reacts to different materials. We will also experiment with a crazy substance called Oobleck. Mix science and art with a take home craft. So, if you’re interested in science and want to have some fun, then sign up for this awesome opportunity!

This is not a "drop off" program; parent or guardian required to stay for the duration of the program.

This program is appropriate for children ages 6-10 years old

Items to bring: wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please contact Amanda at Amanda@lloydcenter.org.




Register For This Event

Lloyd Center Spring Whale Watching Hike to Race Point


Date: April 13, 2024
Inclement Weather Date: April 14, 2024
Time: 7:00 am (approximate van departure) - 5:00 pm (approximate van return)
Meeting Place: Shaw’s parking lot - RTE 6 Dartmouth
Leader: Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate
Price: Member: $68 Non-member: $85
Attendee Limit: 10
Age Limit: 15 years and older

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 bird life 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 whales, Grey Seals and an abundance of sea ducks, other oceanic birds including Gannets, may be seen.

Items to bring: lunch/water, 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 moderate intensity daylong hike of four to five miles (round trip).

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please contact Jamie Bogart at jbogart@lloydcenter.org.

Photo courtesy of Angela Munsell




Register For This Event

Lloyd Center Spring Bird Walk I – Migrants on the Move


Date: April 20, 2024
Inclement Weather Date: April 21, 2024
Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Meeting Place: Lloyd Center lower lot, near staircase
Leader: Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate
Price: Members: $10 Non-members: $13 Children under 12: $5
Attendee Limit: 15
Age Limit: 10 years and older

On this walk, songbirds are arriving as the forest slowly springs to life. Shorebird migration is well underway with nesting birds having arrived, and winter waterfowl are still abundant.

Items to bring: Hiking footwear, binoculars, camera and a bird guide (if available).

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please contact Jamie Bogart at jbogart@lloydcenter.org.




Register For This Event

Lloyd Center Spring Bird Walk II – Arrival of the Breeders


Date: April 27, 2024
Inclement Weather Date: April 28, 2024
Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Meeting Place: Lloyd Center lower lot, near staircase
Leader: Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate
Price: Members: $10 Non-members: $13 Children under 12: $5
Attendee Limit: 15
Age Limit: 10 years and older

On this walk, we may see birds setting up forest territories, including migrants which continue to filter in from outside the region, and first osprey sightings occurring at the waterfront.

Items to bring: Hiking footwear, binoculars, camera and a bird guide (if available).

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please contact Jamie Bogart at jbogart@lloydcenter.org.




Register For This Event

Reading the Landscape


Date: April 27, 2024
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Meeting Place: Lloyd Center Bond Building classroom
Leader: Bruce Traban, Lloyd Center Educator/Naturalist
Price: Member: $15 Non-member: $20
Attendee Limit: 15

Join Lloyd Center Naturalist/Educator Bruce Traban, as you hike the Lloyd Center property and examine the evidence left behind from the past. Learn the difference between the old stone walls found throughout New England, and how to read the forests’ growth over time.

Wear clothing and footwear appropriate for hiking a trail, pack a non-alcoholic drink, and get ready to look at landscape in a whole new way!

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please contact Bruce via email bruce@lloydcenter.org.




Register For This Event

Lloyd Center Spring Bird Walk III – Chorus in the Trees


Date: May 2, 2024
Inclement Weather Date: May 3, 2024
Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Meeting Place: Lloyd Center lower lot, near staircase
Leader: Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate
Price: Members: $10 Non-members: $13 Children under 12: $5
Attendee Limit: 15
Age Limit: 10 and older

Take a late afternoon woodland stroll 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.

Items to bring: Hiking footwear, binoculars, camera and a bird guide (if available)

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please contact Jamie Bogart at jbogart@lloydcenter.org.




Register For This Event

Lloyd Center Spring Bird Walk IV – Ready to Nest


Date: May 4, 2024
Inclement Weather Date: May 5, 2024
Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Meeting Place: Lloyd Center lower lot, near staircase
Leader: Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate
Price: Members: $10 Non-members: $13 Children under 12: $5
Attendee Limit: 10
Age Limit: 10 years and older

On this final walk of the series, the property is alive with bird life, a variety of species possibly encountered. Stop by our woodlands and waterfront at this time when eggs are filling nests!

Items to bring: Hiking footwear, binoculars, camera and a bird guide (if available)

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please contact Jamie Bogart at jbogart@lloydcenter.org.




Register For This Event

Exploring the Lloyd Center’s Estuary


Date: May 18, 2024
Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Meeting Place: Bond Building classroom
Leader: Amanda Nowicki, Lloyd Center Educator/Naturalist
Price: Members: $20 (family) Non-members: $25 (family)
Attendee Limit: 15

Join our Lloyd Center staff member in exploring the unique estuary habitat. We will begin with a brief lesson about what an estuary is and discuss what types of creatures live here.

After the lesson we will use dip nets to try and catch some of these organisms! Children and adults alike will be able to get up close and hands-on with some of the animals that call this unique habitat home.

This program is appropriate for families with children ages 7 and older.

We will be hiking through the forest to the estuary, so rain boots, or secure water shoes, are recommended for dip netting. Also bringing a towel or spare clothes is encouraged.

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please contact Amanda at Amanda@lloydcenter.org.




Register For This Event

Leaf it to Me! Tree ID Walk


Lloyd Center - Enjoy Nature Date: May 18, 2024
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Meeting Place: Lloyd Center Bond Building classroom
Leader: Bruce Traban, Lloyd Center Educator/Naturalist
Price: Members (Family): $15 Non-members (Family): $20
Attendee Limit: 15

Do you want to learn more about trees? Leaf it to me! Come with me to explore the Lloyd Center property where we will be identifying tree species and discussing their strategies for survival.

Wear clothing and footwear appropriate for hiking a trail, pack a non-alcoholic drink, and be ready to learn some interesting facts about the trees that make up our landscape!

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please contact Bruce via email bruce@lloydcenter.org.




Register For This Event

Summer Solstice Plover Stroll at DCR Demarest Lloyd State Park


Date: June 20, 2024
Inclement Weather Date: June 21, 2024
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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
Attendee Limit: 20

Kick-off the summer season by learning about nesting shorebirds at the dynamic ecosystem of Demarest Lloyd State Park! Discover its 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 bird habitat. In addition to the plovers and terns that nest on the spit, oystercatchers, willets, ospreys, and waders, are potential sightings. Held on the evening of the summer solstice, don’t miss this one!

Items to 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 contact Jamie Bogart at jbogart@lloydcenter.org.

Photo courtesy of Robert Feingold




Register For This Event

Lloyd Center Women’s Canoe Trip


Date: June 21, 2024
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Meeting Place: Lloyd Center Bond Building classroom
Leader: Liz Moniz, Lloyd Center Education/Outreach Director
Price: Member: $50 Non-member: $60
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 774 328-4820, or email liz@lloydcenter.org.




Register For This Event

Lloyd Center Shorebird Migration Stroll at Gooseberry Neck Island


Date: July 13, 2024
Inclement Weather Date: July 14, 2024
Time: 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Meeting Place: Gooseberry Neck Island parking lot (across causeway on island)
Leader: Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate
Price: Member: $8 Non-member: $10 Children under 12: half price
Attendee Limit: 20

Gooseberry Neck Island, adjacent to and part of Horseneck Beach State Reservation, is a renown birding destination in all seasons, and a significant stopover site during the shorebird migration. In addition to shorebirds such as Semipalmated Plover, Sanderling, Dunlin, Ruddy Turnstone, Short-billed Dowitcher, and Black-bellied Plover, offshore sightings may include terns, cormorants, waterfowl, and Ospreys.

In the island interior, songbirds are abundant and other hawks may be seen in flight. White-tailed Deer live on the island, and Grey seals summer close to shore, so mammal sightings are also possible at this unique spot!

Items to bring: bring birding equipment, camera, water, 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 contact Jamie Bogart at jbogart@lloydcenter.org.

Photo courtesy of Robert Feingold


Register For This Event

Lloyd Center Women’s Canoe Trip


Date: July 20, 2024
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Meeting Place: Lloyd Center Bond Building classroom
Leader: Liz Moniz, Lloyd Center Education/Outreach Director
Price: Member: $50 Non-member: $60
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 774 328-4820, or email liz@lloydcenter.org.




Register For This Event

New Moon Shorebird Migration in Chatham


Date: August 3, 2024
Inclement Weather Date: August 4, 2024
Time: 7:00 am (van departs) – 7:00 pm (approximate van return)
Meeting Place: Shaw’s Parking Lot - RTE 6 Dartmouth
Leader: Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate
Price: Member: $68 Non-member: $85 Children under 12: half price
Attendee Limit: 12
Age Limit: 10 years and older

This trip offers a look at shorebirds when migratory movements are peaking and species diversity is high. Chatham is a superb place for migrants, including the shoreline along Morris Island of the Monomoy National Wildlife refuge, which will be the featured stop. Time permitting, other stops may be added.

Items to bring: lunch, water, sunscreen, and wear footwear for walking in wet intertidal areas and on sand.

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please contact Jamie Bogart at jbogart@lloydcenter.org.




Register For This Event

Lloyd Center Women’s Canoe Trip


Date: August 18, 2024
Time: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Meeting Place: Lloyd Center Bond Building classroom
Leader: Liz Moniz, Lloyd Center Education/Outreach Director
Price: Member: $50 Non-member: $60
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 774 328-4820, or email liz@lloydcenter.org.




Register For This Event

Past Events

Event
Wednesday Bird Walk at the Lloyd Center (February 14, 2024)

On these walks designed for beginning and expert birders alike, we’ll walk the property including our forest bird feeder station, our lookout from which ospreys or Bald Eagles may be seen, and our waterfront pier where waterbirds are present year-round. Mammals, trees, plants and insects are also a component of our biodiversity.

Items to bring: Hiking footwear, birding binoculars, camera

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please email Jamie Bogart at jbogart@lloydcenter.org, or call 508-990-0505 x23. During ongoing construction, the best way to reach staff is via email.


Lloyd Center Winter Woodland Nature Walk II (February 10, 2024)

What is there to see on a cold winter’s day in the woods? Perhaps a wandering owl missed on the prowl, other wintering raptors such as Sharp-shinned or Coopers Hawks, overwintering songbirds, or a small herd of White-tailed deer searching for browse. In winter with much wildlife dormant or in full hibernation, signs of life will be explored to include tracks in snow if conditions allow, and winter tree identification. We’ll traverse the forest, visit the bird feeders and stop at the estuary where winter waterfowl are abundant.

Come observe the landscape through a “winter lens”.

Items to bring: Hiking footwear, flashlight, binoculars, and camera

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please email Jamie Bogart at jbogart@lloydcenter.org, or call 508-990-0505 x23. During ongoing construction, the best way to reach staff is via email.


Lloyd Center Animal Encounters (February 10, 2024)

Come by the Lloyd Center Bond building classroom for an afternoon of fun! This is an opportunity to meet some of our local species up close and learn more about them. From toads and turtles, to fish and crustaceans, come see over a dozen live animal exhibits, explore the touch tank, and participate in a self-guided craft. This event is open to all ages with a focus on a younger audience of 6-10 years old.

This is not a "drop off" program; parent or guardian required to stay for the duration of the program.

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please contact Bruce via email at bruce@lloydcenter.org.


Wednesday Bird Walk at the Lloyd Center (February 7, 2024)

On these walks designed for beginning and expert birders alike, we’ll walk the property including our forest bird feeder station, our lookout from which ospreys or Bald Eagles may be seen, and our waterfront pier where waterbirds are present year-round. Mammals, trees, plants and insects are also a component of our biodiversity.

Items to bring: Hiking footwear, birding binoculars, camera

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please email Jamie Bogart at jbogart@lloydcenter.org, or call 508-990-0505 x23. During ongoing construction, the best way to reach staff is via email.


Lloyd Center Winter’s Morning Owl Prowl (February 4, 2024)

Are you fascinated by owls or enjoy a good old fashioned New England winter morning before sunrise? If so, this traditional Lloyd Center outing may be for you. Owls nest earlier than most birds and are actively territorial during winter. Screech, Great Horned, and Barred owls are the most common species and each breed at or near the Lloyd Center property. Starting at the Lloyd Center before venturing to other local woodland stops, we’ll attempt to attract owls using taped calls during the predawn hours of peak owl activity.

We’ll end up at Gooseberry and Horseneck, a great place to witness a spectacular sunrise if conditions are right, and to see wintering birds such as waterfowl shorebirds, a Peregrine Falcon or with luck, a Snowy Owl.

Items to bring: flashlight, camera, binoculars, and footwear for light walking on forest trails and possibly snow. Individuals with spotlights are urged to bring 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.

Photo courtesy of Meredith Brady


Wednesday Bird Walk at the Lloyd Center (January 31, 2024)

On these walks designed for beginning and expert birders alike, we’ll walk the property including our forest bird feeder station, our lookout from which ospreys or Bald Eagles may be seen, and our waterfront pier where waterbirds are present year-round. Mammals, trees, plants and insects are also a component of our biodiversity.

Items to bring: Hiking footwear, birding binoculars, 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.

Photo courtesy of Pamela Lowell


Wednesday Bird Walk at the Lloyd Center (January 24, 2024)

On these walks designed for beginning and expert birders alike, we’ll walk the property including our forest bird feeder station, our lookout from which ospreys or Bald Eagles may be seen, and our waterfront pier where waterbirds are present year-round. Mammals, trees, plants and insects are also a component of our biodiversity.

Items to bring: Hiking footwear, birding binoculars, 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.

Photo courtesy of Robert Feingold


Wednesday Bird Walk at the Lloyd Center (January 17, 2024)

On these walks designed for beginning and expert birders alike, we’ll walk the property including our forest bird feeder station, our lookout from which ospreys or Bald Eagles may be seen, and our waterfront pier where waterbirds are present year-round. Mammals, trees, plants and insects are also a component of our biodiversity.

Items to bring: Hiking footwear, birding binoculars, 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 Winter Woodland Nature Walk I (January 14, 2024)

What is there to see on a cold winter’s day in the woods? Perhaps a wandering owl, other wintering raptors such as Sharp-shinned or Coopers Hawks, overwintering songbirds, or a small herd of White-tailed deer searching for browse.

In winter with much wildlife dormant or in full hibernation, signs of life will be explored to include tracks in snow if conditions allow, and winter tree identification. We’ll traverse the forest, visit the bird feeders and stop at the estuary where winter waterfowl are abundant.

Come observe the landscape through a “winter lens”.

Items to bring: Hiking footwear, flashlight, 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.


Thursday Bird Walk at the Lloyd Center! (January 11, 2024)

On these walks designed for beginning and expert birders alike, we’ll walk the property including our forest bird feeder station, our lookout from which ospreys or Bald Eagles may be seen, and our waterfront pier where waterbirds are present year-round. Mammals, trees, plants and insects are also a component of our biodiversity.

Items to bring: Hiking footwear, birding binoculars, 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.


Page 1 of 23 • Go to Page