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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.

 

 

30th ANNUAL NEW YEAR’S DAY BEACH WALK


Date: January 1, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12 Noon
Meeting Place: Gooseberry Neck parking lot, Westport, MA
Leader: Mark Mello, Lloyd Center Research Director
Price: Free to the public
Attendee Limit: 20

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 Director Mark Mello, for this annual Lloyd Center tradition and celebrate the New Year with a peaceful walk on Gooseberry Neck beach. Focusing on coastal ecology and bird identification, Mark will identify winter waterfowl and washed up marine life. January is a wonderful time of year to walk the coast and observe the effects of wave action on the slope and shape of the beach. This is a very informal outing, and those that simply want to walk are more than welcome.

Masks are required to participate in this event. Proper social distancing will also be employed. Participants should dress warmly and wear hiking boots; binoculars and cameras are also recommended.

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Past Events

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HALLOWEEN NATURE STROLL AT THE LLOYD CENTER (October 31, 2020)

Start this frightful day in the woods of the Lloyd Center, soaking in whatever the property has to offer on a crisp autumn morning. We'll comb the landscape in search of wildlife, including woodland songbirds, waterfowl of the estuary, wandering raptors - including perhaps an owl, and mammals such as white-tailed deer which dwell on the property. If wildlife is in hiding, never fear, we'll also identify trees and shrubs which may still be colorful with fall foliage. At the end, "Koko", the Center's resident screech owl, will be available to wish all a Happy Halloween!

Masks are required to participate in this event. Proper social distancing will also be employed. Participants should bring (if available) binoculars, camera, and wear foot wear for light walking on forested trails.


WOMEN’S CANOE TRIP (October 1, 2020)

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.


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.


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