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NATURE DISCOVERIES


Date: December 21, 2019
Time: Time: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Meeting Place: Lloyd Center Bond Building
Leader: Lloyd Center Educator/Naturalist
Price: Members: $5 Non-members: $6

Join us as we investigate nature through the seasons by reading thematic books and exploring the Lloyd Center. Live animal demonstrations, specimens to observe and touch, hikes, activities and crafts bring nature themes to life for our Nature Discovery participants! This hour-long adventure is appropriate for children ages 2-6. (Younger or older siblings are welcome as well.)

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please call Amanda Palmer at 508-990-0505 x 31, or email apalmer@lloydcenter.org.


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29th ANNUAL NEW YEAR’S DAY BEACH WALK


Date: January 1, 2020
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Meeting Place: Gooseberry Neck parking lot, Westport, MA
Leader: Mark Mello, Research Director
Price: Free

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. Participants should dress warmly and wear hiking boots; binoculars and cameras are also recommended.

If you have specific questions about the program, please call Mark Mello at 508-990-0505 x 22, or email markmello@lloydcenter.org.




MID-WINTER OWL PROWL


Date: February 2, 2020
Inclement Weather Date: February 9, 2020
Time: 3:30 am – 8:00 am
Meeting Place: Lloyd Center for the Environment (lower parking lot; willingness to carpool if needed much appreciated)
Leader: Jamie Bogart, Research Associate
Price: Members: $15 Non-members: $19
Attendee Limit: 20
Age Limit: 15 and older

Are you fascinated by owls? Do you enjoy a good old fashioned New England winter morning, especially before sunrise? If so, this outing scheduled during hours of peak owl activity is for you! Owls are mysterious and fascinating creatures that become more vocal as they establish nesting territories across an otherwise quiet winter landscape. Screech, great horned, and barred owls are all resident species possibly encountered in the woods of Dartmouth.

Using the Lloyd Center property and other local stops, we’ll venture onto woodland trails in an attempt to attract, hear, and see owls. To close out the walk, enjoy a spectacular sunrise at Gooseberry Island before visiting Horseneck Beach, a prime location to view snowy owls.

Back at the Lloyd Center, warm up with some coffee, and enjoy an encounter with Koko, our resident screech owl. Since seeing a wild owl is never a guarantee, this is an added bonus!

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

(Note: stormy weather or excessively windy conditions will cause postponement).

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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MID-WINTER NATURE WALK AT THE LLOYD CENTER


Date: February 22, 2020
Inclement Weather Date: February 23, 2020
Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Meeting Place: Lloyd Center for the Environment (lower parking lot)
Leader: Jamie Bogart, Research Associate
Price: Members: $10 Non-members: $13
Attendee Limit: 20
Age Limit: 15 and older

What is there to see on a cold winter’s day on the Lloyd Center property? Perhaps a wandering owl, a flock of winter feeder birds, winter waterfowl in the estuary, or a small herd of white-tailed deer searching for vegetation. On this walk we will take advantage of winter conditions to locate what wildlife awaits, and observe the landscape through a “winter lens”.

We’ll look for wildlife tracks in snow if conditions allow, identify trees and shrubs, or just enjoy the crisp air, and if a recent storm has occurred, the breathtaking beauty of a recent snowfall. At the outing’s conclusion enjoy an encounter with 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.

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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LATE WINTER SEAL CRUISE TO CUTTYHUNK


Date: March 7, 2020
Time: 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Meeting Place: Cuttyhunk Ferry Company parking lot, State pier, off RTE 18 in New Bedford. **Please arrive no later than 9:45am for check-in, boat leaves 10:00am sharp
Leader: Jamie Bogart, Research Associate
Price: Members: $4 Non-members: $53 Children: $20

On this outing, winter is still with us and therefore seal numbers are high, but subtle signs of spring emerge as the first shorebird migrants are appearing. 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 lunchtime 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.




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FULL MOON OWL PROWL AT THE LLOYD CENTER


Date: March 9, 2020
Inclement Weather Date: March 10, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (maximum timeframe)
Meeting Place: Lloyd Center for the Environment (lower parking lot)
Leader: Jamie Bogart, Research Associate
Price: Members: $10 Non-members: $13 Children under 12: half-price
Attendee Limit: 20
Age Limit: 10 and older

Missed our mid-winter owl prowl? Then come along on this late winter version when temperatures trend a bit warmer and the hour is friendlier! Better yet, walk under the light of the full moon when creatures have an attitude and the moonlight reflection off the water can be breathtaking. For this outing we’ll focus on the Lloyd Center property where each common owl species may be seen.

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.




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Past Events

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TURKEY TROT (November 16, 2019)

Just in time for Thanksgiving! Search for turkeys on a guided walk at the Lloyd Center. During this two-hour program, participants will make turkey callers and get the chance to head out on the trails to search for signs of these fascinating birds.

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please call Amanda Palmer at 508-990-0505 x 31, or email apalmer@lloydcenter.org.


CREEPY CRITTERS NIGHT HIKE (October 25, 2019)

Just in time for Halloween! Learn about creepy favorites like owls, spiders, bats and snakes. Experiment with your senses to see if they are as good as these nocturnal critters, then head out on the trails to listen for some creatures of the night. End the evening with a nocturnal creature craft and light refreshments. This hike is kid friendly so be sure to bring the entire family; 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 508-990-0505 x 19, or email amanda@lloydcenter.org.


FALL TREE WALK (October 19, 2019)

Join us for a walk on a crisp fall day! We will explore the Lloyd Center’s tails, learn what makes this forest unique, and engage in ‘get to know a tree’ activities. This program is appropriate for families with children ages five and older. Participants should bring bug spray and wear footwear for light trial walking.

Pre-register online. If you have questions regarding the program, please call Ashley at 508-990-0505 x 14 or email ashley@lloydcenter.org


NATURE DISCOVERIES (September 21, 2019)

Join us as we investigate nature through the seasons by reading thematic books and exploring the Lloyd Center. Live animal demonstrations, specimens to observe and touch, hikes, activities and crafts bring nature themes to life for our Nature Discovery participants! This hour-long adventure is appropriate for children ages 2-6. (Younger or older siblings are welcome as well.)

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please call Erika at 508-990-0505 x 18, or email erika@lloydcenter.org.


WOMEN’S CANOE TRIP (September 14, 2019)

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 15, or email liz@lloydcenter.org.


SPECIAL COMBO SUNSET & MOON-RISE PADDLE (September 13, 2019)

There is something magical about being on the water at sunset, when the sky changes to a multitude of hues, and the full moon appears on the horizon, at fist so big it looks as if you can touch it. Our Guides will give you basic instruction of kayaking, and then we will leisurely paddle the calm, protected waters of the Slocum River. Along the way we’ll stop to “raft up” to share snacks and stories. Very relaxing!

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please contact the Lloyd Center at 508-990-0505 x 10.


WOMEN’S CANOE TRIP (August 15, 2019)

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 15, or email liz@lloydcenter.org.


MOONLIGHT STAND UP PADDLING TOUR (August 15, 2019)

As we paddle along the Slocum River towards Buzzards Bay you will get gorgeous views of the sun setting over the water followed by an amazing paddle experience under the light of the moon and stars. Our special underwater LED board lights illuminate the water below, allowing for a surreal paddling adventure like no other. This trip is limited to eight participants so sign up early! Previous SUP experience recommended.

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please contact the Lloyd Center at 508-990-0505 x 10.


NEW MOON SHOREBIRD MIGRATION AND WHALE WATCH TRIP (August 3, 2019)

Join us on the summer version of the whale watching tour to see the gentle giants along with seabird life sure to be present out at Stellwagon Bank. As with the first trip we’ll spend the morning capturing the bird spectacle of the season, which this time of year is the shorebird migration. Beginning in mid summer shorebirds and seabirds are on the move, and during the new moon low tide extensive flats will be exposed where the birds feed.
Participants will be transported in the Lloyd Center van to birding stops before boarding the Dolphin Fleet whale watch vessel to the see the whales and seabirds of Stellwagon Bank.

Participants should bring a lunch, water, and wear footwear for walking in wet intertidal areas and on sand, and layers for possibly chilly conditions out on the vessel, 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.

Photo courtesy of Angela Munsel


COLD-BLOODED CRUSADE (This Event Has Been Canceled) (August 3, 2019)

This Event Has Been Canceled ~ Our adventure will begin with a brief discussion about cold-blooded creatures and the species found in Massachusetts. We will discuss their general behaviors then take an up close and personal look at some of the Lloyd Center’s reptiles and amphibians. Our adventure will continue through the Lloyd Center’s forest to see if we can spot some slithering and hopping examples! A reptile or amphibian craft will complete this cold-blooded experience. This program is appropriate for families with children ages five and older. ~ This Event Has Been Canceled

Pre-register online. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please call Amanda Nowicki at 508-990-0505 x 19, or email amanda@lloydcenter.org.


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