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Please note: Due to current health concerns about COVID-19, the Lloyd Center for the Environment's Outreach programs will be available on a limited basis.

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.

 

 

WEDNESDAY BIRD WALK AT THE LLOYD CENTER


Date: March 10, 2021
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Meeting Place: Lloyd Center for the Environment (lower parking lot)
Leader: Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate
Price: Members: Free Non-members: $5
Attendee Limit: 15
Age Limit: 10 years and older

Are you an avid birder, just getting started, or a nature enthusiast in general? Stop by for this walk held Wednesday mornings on the Lloyd Center property which offers a rich variety of habitats and bird life year- round. We will focus on birds and follow the activity, but we will spend some time on a featured trail each week.

In addition to bird species, participants will gain insight about other wildlife potentially encountered, the various habitat types on the property, including the trees and plants that comprise them, seasonal ecological processes impacting habitats and wildlife behavior, and landmarks that offer perspective on past human use of the landscape.

As a bonus, at the conclusion of these outings you’ll meet “Koko”, the Center's Eastern Screech Owl, a very common but highly secretive night owl that one may never see in the wild.

For questions about these walks please contact Jamie Bogart at jbogart@lloydcenter.org or leave a message at 508-990-0505(x23).

Special instructions: Participants should dress appropriately for weather conditions, wear footwear for light hiking along forested trails, and bring binoculars if possible.

Note: To prevent the spread of COVID-19, masks and social distancing will be required.




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WEDNESDAY BIRD WALK AT THE LLOYD CENTER


Date: March 17, 2021
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Meeting Place: Lloyd Center for the Environment (lower parking lot)
Leader: Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate
Price: Members: Free Non-members: $5
Attendee Limit: 15
Age Limit: 10 years and older

Are you an avid birder, just getting started, or a nature enthusiast in general? Stop by for this walk held Wednesday mornings on the Lloyd Center property which offers a rich variety of habitats and bird life year- round. We will focus on birds and follow the activity, but we will spend some time on a featured trail each week.

In addition to bird species, participants will gain insight about other wildlife potentially encountered, the various habitat types on the property, including the trees and plants that comprise them, seasonal ecological processes impacting habitats and wildlife behavior, and landmarks that offer perspective on past human use of the landscape.

As a bonus, at the conclusion of these outings you’ll meet “Koko”, the Center's Eastern Screech Owl, a very common but highly secretive night owl that one may never see in the wild.

For questions about these walks please contact Jamie Bogart at jbogart@lloydcenter.org or leave a message at 508-990-0505(x23).

Special instructions: Participants should dress appropriately for weather conditions, wear footwear for light hiking along forested trails, and bring binoculars if possible.

Note: To prevent the spread of COVID-19, masks and social distancing will be required.




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LLOYD CENTER SPRING OWL PROWL I – THE EQUINOX


Date: March 19, 2021
Inclement Weather Date: March 20, 2021
Time: 6:45 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. (maximum timeframe)
Meeting Place: Lloyd Center for the Environment (lower parking lot)
Leader: Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate
Price: Members: $10 Non-members: $13 Children under 12: half-price
Attendee Limit: 15
Age Limit: 10 years and older

The clocks have just sprung ahead and the first day of spring that is the vernal equinox has arrived, the warmer temperatures now causing the landscape to stir. After a quick look at early migrants such as red-winged blackbirds at the feeders, and whatever activity exists at the Lloyd Center pier, the "owling" begins. Barred owls can be vocal in early evening with their familiar “Who-cooks-for-you” call and with luck one is in the woodlands nearby.

Participants should bring (if available) binoculars, camera, and flashlight, and wear footwear for light walking on forest trails, and possibly snow.

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.

Note: To prevent the spread of COVID-19, masks and social distancing will be required.




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EARLY SPRING WOODCOCK WALK


Date: March 23, 2021
Inclement Weather Date: March 24, 2021
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Meeting Place: Noquochoke Wildlife Management Area, 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. Woodcocks are actually shorebirds, but forests are integral to their nesting ecology. Experience the spectacle at Noquochoke Wildlife Management Area in Dartmouth, a known staging area and site where the state manages habitat specifically for woodcocks. The right conditions yield a dazzling show!

We’ll spend the first hour enjoying the beautiful property and exploring the site for other bird activity that may occur at dusk such as bluebirds near nest boxes. In case an owl is in the area, we’ll play tapes of calls to try and get a response. Then we settle in for the main event, woodcocks performing their aerial displays.

Participants should dress warmly and bring a camera, binoculars, flashlight, and chair.

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.

Note: To prevent the spread of COVID-19, masks and social distancing will be required.


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WEDNESDAY BIRD WALK AT THE LLOYD CENTER


Date: March 24, 2021
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Meeting Place: Lloyd Center for the Environment (lower parking lot)
Leader: Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate
Price: Members: Free Non-members: $5
Attendee Limit: 15
Age Limit: 10 years and older

Are you an avid birder, just getting started, or a nature enthusiast in general? Stop by for this walk held Wednesday mornings on the Lloyd Center property which offers a rich variety of habitats and bird life year- round. We will focus on birds and follow the activity, but we will spend some time on a featured trail each week.

In addition to bird species, participants will gain insight about other wildlife potentially encountered, the various habitat types on the property, including the trees and plants that comprise them, seasonal ecological processes impacting habitats and wildlife behavior, and landmarks that offer perspective on past human use of the landscape.

As a bonus, at the conclusion of these outings you’ll meet “Koko”, the Center's Eastern Screech Owl, a very common but highly secretive night owl that one may never see in the wild.

For questions about these walks please contact Jamie Bogart at jbogart@lloydcenter.org or leave a message at 508-990-0505(x23).

Special instructions: Participants should dress appropriately for weather conditions, wear footwear for light hiking along forested trails, and bring binoculars if possible.

Note: To prevent the spread of COVID-19, masks and social distancing will be required.




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MARCH MADNESS


Date: March 27, 2021
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Meeting Place: Lloyd Center Bond Building classroom
Leader: Amanda Nowicki
Price: Members: $5 Non-members: $7 Family of 4 Members: $15 Family of 4 Non-members: $20
Attendee Limit: 15
Age Limit: 8 - 10 years

Join us on March 27 and become a mad scientist! During this two-hour program we will explore some fun and messy ways that you can learn about science. We will experiment with hot and cold chemical reactions, and discover the secrets behind a non-Newtonian fluid. So, if you’re interested in science and want to have some fun, then sign up for this explosive opportunity!

Participants should dress for the outdoors and wear clothes they don’t mind getting dirty and 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.

Note: To prevent the spread of COVID-19, masks and social distancing will be required.




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LLOYD CENTER SPRING OWL PROWL II – UNDER THE MOONLIGHT


Date: March 29, 2021
Inclement Weather Date: March 30, 2021
Time: 6:45 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. (maximum timeframe)
Meeting Place: Lloyd Center for the Environment (lower parking lot)
Leader: Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate
Price: Members: $10 Non-members: $13 Children under 12: half-price
Attendee Limit: 15
Age Limit: 10 years and older

On this prowl, temperatures are warmer yet, and the chance improves to witness other bird species in addition to owls on the initial stroll - including at the estuary some waterbirds may be active, and osprey have started to arrive. We’ll also pause to watch the moon rise, which can be spectacular when viewed from our Lloyd Woods trail over Little River estuary!

Participants should bring (if available) binoculars, camera, and flashlight, and wear footwear for light walking on forest trails, and possibly snow.

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.

Note: To prevent the spread of COVID-19, masks and social distancing will be required.




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WEDNESDAY BIRD WALK AT THE LLOYD CENTER


Date: March 31, 2021
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Meeting Place: Lloyd Center for the Environment (lower parking lot)
Leader: Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate
Price: Members: Free Non-members: $5
Attendee Limit: 15
Age Limit: 10 years and older

Are you an avid birder, just getting started, or a nature enthusiast in general? Stop by for this walk held Wednesday mornings on the Lloyd Center property which offers a rich variety of habitats and bird life year- round. We will focus on birds and follow the activity, but we will spend some time on a featured trail each week.

In addition to bird species, participants will gain insight about other wildlife potentially encountered, the various habitat types on the property, including the trees and plants that comprise them, seasonal ecological processes impacting habitats and wildlife behavior, and landmarks that offer perspective on past human use of the landscape.

As a bonus, at the conclusion of these outings you’ll meet “Koko”, the Center's Eastern Screech Owl, a very common but highly secretive night owl that one may never see in the wild.

For questions about these walks please contact Jamie Bogart at jbogart@lloydcenter.org or leave a message at 508-990-0505(x23).

Special instructions: Participants should dress appropriately for weather conditions, wear footwear for light hiking along forested trails, and bring binoculars if possible.

Note: To prevent the spread of COVID-19, masks and social distancing will be required.




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APRIL VACATION WEEK ADVENTURES


Date: April 20, 2021
Time: Check in at 9: 40 a.m. Program Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Meeting Place: Lloyd Center Bond Building classroom
Leader: Lloyd Center Education Staff
Price: Members: $225 Non-members $275
Attendee Limit: 8
Age Limit: 6 to 10 years old

Spend your vacation week discovering all the amazing things happening in spring! Children ages 6 -10 will engage in an exciting week of hands-on activities, experiments, games, crafts and trail walks.

Our adventures will lead us through the Lloyd Center’s ponds, woods and fields to discover what animals and plants are reappearing as the weather warms and seasons change. Each day of the week will have exciting new activities to explore the world around us.

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




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LLOYD CENTER SPRING BIRD WALK I – MIGRANTS ON THE MOVE


Date: April 24, 2021
Inclement Weather Date: April 25, 2021
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Meeting Place: Lloyd Center for the Environment (lower parking lot)
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 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 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.

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.

Note: To prevent the spread of COVID-19, masks and social distancing will be required.




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Past Events

Event
WEDNESDAY BIRD WALK AT THE LLOYD CENTER (March 3, 2021)

Are you an avid birder, just getting started, or a nature enthusiast in general? Stop by for this walk held Wednesday mornings on the Lloyd Center property which offers a rich variety of habitats and bird life year- round. We will focus on birds and follow the activity, but we will spend some time on a featured trail each week.

In addition to bird species, participants will gain insight about other wildlife potentially encountered, the various habitat types on the property, including the trees and plants that comprise them, seasonal ecological processes impacting habitats and wildlife behavior, and landmarks that offer perspective on past human use of the landscape.

As a bonus, at the conclusion of these outings you’ll meet “Koko”, the Center's Eastern Screech Owl, a very common but highly secretive night owl that one may never see in the wild.

For questions about these walks please contact Jamie Bogart at jbogart@lloydcenter.org or leave a message at 508-990-0505(x23).

Special instructions: Participants should dress appropriately for weather conditions, wear footwear for light hiking along forested trails, and bring binoculars if possible.

Note: To prevent the spread of COVID-19, masks and social distancing will be required.


WEDNESDAY BIRD WALK AT THE LLOYD CENTER (February 24, 2021)

Are you an avid birder, just getting started, or a nature enthusiast in general? Stop by for this walk held Wednesday mornings on the Lloyd Center property which offers a rich variety of habitats and bird life year- round. We will focus on birds and follow the activity, but we will spend some time on a featured trail each week.

In addition to bird species, participants will gain insight about other wildlife potentially encountered, the various habitat types on the property, including the trees and plants that comprise them, seasonal ecological processes impacting habitats and wildlife behavior, and landmarks that offer perspective on past human use of the landscape.

As a bonus, at the conclusion of these outings you’ll meet “Koko”, the Center's Eastern Screech Owl, a very common but highly secretive night owl that one may never see in the wild.

For questions about these walks please contact Jamie Bogart at jbogart@lloydcenter.org or leave a message at 508-990-0505(x23).

Special instructions: Participants should dress appropriately for weather conditions, wear footwear for light hiking along forested trails, and bring binoculars if possible.

Note: To prevent the spread of COVID-19, masks and social distancing will be required.


MID-WINTER WOODLAND NATURE WALK (February 20, 2021)

What is there to see on a cold winter’s day in the woods? Perhaps a wandering owl missed on the prowls, other wintering raptors such as sharp-shinned or coopers hawks, other overwintering songbirds, or a small herd of white-tailed deer searching for vegetation.

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. Although we will focus on the forest, a visit to the bird feeders where winter songbirds congregate, and to the estuary where winter waterfowl are abundant, will also be featured. Come observe the landscape through a “winter lens”, then at the outing’s conclusion, visit the Center's resident screech owl “Koko”.

Participants should bring (if available) binoculars, camera, and be dressed warmly and in preparation for walking in snow.

Masks are required to participate in this event. Proper social distancing will also be employed.

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 (February 17, 2021)

Are you an avid birder, just getting started, or a nature enthusiast in general? Stop by for this walk held Wednesday mornings on the Lloyd Center property which offers a rich variety of habitats and bird life year- round. We will focus on birds and follow the activity, but we will spend some time on a featured trail each week.

In addition to bird species, participants will gain insight about other wildlife potentially encountered, the various habitat types on the property, including the trees and plants that comprise them, seasonal ecological processes impacting habitats and wildlife behavior, and landmarks that offer perspective on past human use of the landscape.

As a bonus, at the conclusion of these outings you’ll meet “Koko”, the Center's Eastern Screech Owl, a very common but highly secretive night owl that one may never see in the wild.

For questions about these walks please contact Jamie Bogart at jbogart@lloydcenter.org or leave a message at 508-990-0505(x23).

Special instructions: Participants should dress appropriately for weather conditions, wear footwear for light hiking along forested trails, and bring binoculars if possible.

Note: To prevent the spread of COVID-19, masks and social distancing will be required.


WEDNESDAY BIRD WALKS AT THE LLOYD CENTER (February 10, 2021)

Are you an avid birder, just getting started, or a nature enthusiast in general? Stop by for this walk held Wednesday mornings on the Lloyd Center property which offers a rich variety of habitats and bird life year- round. We will focus on birds and follow the activity, but we will spend some time on a featured trail each week.

In addition to bird species, participants will gain insight about other wildlife potentially encountered, the various habitat types on the property, including the trees and plants that comprise them, seasonal ecological processes impacting habitats and wildlife behavior, and landmarks that offer perspective on past human use of the landscape.

As a bonus, at the conclusion of these outings you’ll meet “Koko”, the Center's Eastern Screech Owl, a very common but highly secretive night owl that one may never see in the wild.

For questions about these walks please contact Jamie Bogart at jbogart@lloydcenter.org or leave a message at 508-990-0505(x23).

Special instructions: Participants should dress appropriately for weather conditions, wear footwear for light hiking along forested trails, and bring binoculars if possible.

Note: To prevent the spread of COVID-19, masks and social distancing will be required.


LLOYD CENTER MORNING OWL PROWL II – SNOWY SURPRISES (February 7, 2021)

If you missed the first prowl, or couldn’t get enough, we venture out again in February, when cold and some snow cover are a near certainty, and an increase in owl activity is likely. At this time, great horned owls, a bird known to incubate snow covered eggs, are nearing egg-laying time and are becoming more active, and the quest to see the snowy owl continues. Dress warmly!

Items to bring include a flashlight, camera, binoculars, and footwear for light walking on forest trails and possibly snow. (Individuals with spotlights are urged to bring them).

Masks are required to participate in this event. Proper social distancing will also be employed.

Note: Stormy weather or excessively windy conditions will cause postponement. Participants must drive their own vehicle to local owl viewing locations.

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 WALKS AT THE LLOYD CENTER (February 3, 2021)

Are you an avid birder, just getting started, or a nature enthusiast in general? Stop by for this walk held Wednesday mornings on the Lloyd Center property which offers a rich variety of habitats and bird life year- round. We will focus on birds and follow the activity, but we will spend some time on a featured trail each week.

In addition to bird species, participants will gain insight about other wildlife potentially encountered, the various habitat types on the property, including the trees and plants that comprise them, seasonal ecological processes impacting habitats and wildlife behavior, and landmarks that offer perspective on past human use of the landscape.

As a bonus, at the conclusion of these outings you’ll meet “Koko”, the Center's Eastern Screech Owl, a very common but highly secretive night owl that one may never see in the wild.

For questions about these walks please contact Jamie Bogart at jbogart@lloydcenter.org or leave a message at 508-990-0505(x23).

Special instructions: Participants should dress appropriately for weather conditions, wear footwear for light hiking along forested trails, and bring binoculars if possible.

Note: To prevent the spread of COVID-19, masks and social distancing will be required.


WEDNESDAY BIRD WALKS AT THE LLOYD CENTER (January 27, 2021)

Are you an avid birder, just getting started, or a nature enthusiast in general? Stop by for this walk held Wednesday mornings on the Lloyd Center property which offers a rich variety of habitats and bird life year- round. We will focus on birds and follow the activity, but we will spend some time on a featured trail each week.

In addition to bird species, participants will gain insight about other wildlife potentially encountered, the various habitat types on the property, including the trees and plants that comprise them, seasonal ecological processes impacting habitats and wildlife behavior, and landmarks that offer perspective on past human use of the landscape.

As a bonus, at the conclusion of these outings you’ll meet “Koko”, the Center's Eastern Screech Owl, a very common but highly secretive night owl that one may never see in the wild.

For questions about these walks please contact Jamie Bogart at jbogart@lloydcenter.org or leave a message at 508-990-0505(x23).

Special instructions: Participants should dress appropriately for weather conditions, wear footwear for light hiking along forested trails, and bring binoculars if possible.

Note: To prevent the spread of COVID-19, masks and social distancing will be required.


LLOYD CENTER WINTER OWL PROWL I – THE AWAKENING (January 24, 2021)

Are you fascinated by owls? Do you enjoy a good old fashioned New England winter morning before sunrise? If so, these walks scheduled during hours of peak owl activity may be for you. Winter is a great time to observe owls which nest earlier than most birds, and are vocal on an otherwise quiet, dormant landscape. Screech, great horned, and barred owls are the most common species, and each breed at or near the Lloyd Center property. This year we offer two dates for this popular event so you’re sure not to miss out.

Focusing on the Lloyd Center woodlands, we’ll attempt to attract, hear, and see owls. Other local stops will be visited depending on our luck at the Lloyd Center. To close out the walk, we’ll head down to Gooseberry and Horseneck to view a spectacular sunrise before checking for a snowy owl which in most years winter at these sites, in addition to other winter bird life. Back at the Lloyd Center, enjoy an encounter with Koko, our resident eastern screech owl. For those longing to see a live owl (and knowing seeing a wild owl is no guarantee) this is a treat!

On this first prowl and given the recent trend of mild winters, has the cold fully set in? Has any snow fallen? Are we in a January thaw? Regardless of landscape conditions, somewhere in the night lurks a sleepy but alert owl sure to respond to calls, and if it’s a snowy owl year, we’re well within the time-frame for their presence down on the beach.

Items to bring include a flashlight, camera, binoculars, and footwear for light walking on forest trails and possibly snow. (Individuals with spotlights are urged to bring them).

Masks are required to participate in this event. Proper social distancing will also be employed.

Note: Stormy weather or excessively windy conditions will cause postponement. Participants must drive their own vehicle to local owl viewing locations.

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 WALKS AT THE LLOYD CENTER (January 20, 2021)

Are you an avid birder, just getting started, or a nature enthusiast in general? Stop by for this walk held Wednesday mornings on the Lloyd Center property which offers a rich variety of habitats and bird life year- round. We will focus on birds and follow the activity, but we will spend some time on a featured trail each week.

In addition to bird species, participants will gain insight about other wildlife potentially encountered, the various habitat types on the property, including the trees and plants that comprise them, seasonal ecological processes impacting habitats and wildlife behavior, and landmarks that offer perspective on past human use of the landscape.

As a bonus, at the conclusion of these outings you’ll meet “Koko”, the Center's Eastern Screech Owl, a very common but highly secretive night owl that one may never see in the wild.

For questions about these walks please contact Jamie Bogart at jbogart@lloydcenter.org or leave a message at 508-990-0505(x23).

Special instructions: Participants should dress appropriately for weather conditions, wear footwear for light hiking along forested trails, and bring binoculars if possible.

Note: To prevent the spread of COVID-19, masks and social distancing will be required.


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