How Deer Stay Warm In The Winter

A deer in the woods

Deer are amazingly adaptive creatures. It doesn’t take long before they adapt to their surroundings. One of the most interesting deer adaptations is their ability to stay warm in the winter. Why do deer need to stay warm in the winter? Deer are warm-blooded animals and need to maintain their body temperature in order to…

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How To Protect Yourself From Lyme Disease When Walking On Trails

A nature trail

Ailments related to Lyme Disease are on the rise. These include: headaches, fever, chills, and neck stiffness. Learn more about how to protect yourself from getting it from a walk you might take in an area (such as a park) where ticks are prevalent. What is Lyme Disease? Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that…

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Lloyd Center Speaker Series to Begin on November 16

Coastal Ecology

The Lloyd Center for the Environment will begin a new speaker series on November 16 at the Southworth Library located at 732 Dartmouth Street in Dartmouth. The first of the series, “Public Outreach as an Important Tool for Science and Conservation” will take place on Wednesday, November 16, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm and will…

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Will You Help With The Lloyd Center’s Annual Appeal?

Please consider giving to the Lloyd Center’s 2022 Annual Appeal! Due to the generous support of our donors, together we have made these experiences possible: “I loved learning about these animals. It makes me want to learn more.” – Nine-year-old student “Thank you for always making program days exciting and full of curiosity, discovery, and…

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Wednesday Bird Walks Return to the Lloyd Center

Wednesday Bird Walks are returning to the Lloyd Center property, which offers a diversity of habitats that attract birds year-round. Oak-hickory forest, cedars and hollies, red maple swamp, vernal pools, estuary, salt marsh, and a bird feeding station, all host species of songbirds, raptors, waterfowl and shorebirds, depending upon the season. This series covers fall…

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Massachusetts Cultural Council Awards Lloyd Center for the Environment $14,300 Grant

The Lloyd Center for the Environment, Inc. has received a grant of $14,300 from the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), a state agency. This grant was awarded through the MCC’s Cultural Investment Portfolio Grant Program for cultural public programing. State grants are awarded through a competitive process, thereby signifying that the Lloyd Center provides significant public…

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Lloyd Center Returns to Herring River

The Lloyd Center (in particular former Research Director Mark Mello), in carving a unique niche of extensive Lepidoptera research, has a history of tracking the status and progress of a particularly storied moth species, the “Water Willow Stem Borer” (Papaipema sulfurata). The moth has very specific habitat requirements, with larvae feeding on and pupating in…

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A Fun Day at the Lloyd Center’s Music in the Woods!

Music in the Woods

What a beautiful day it was this past Saturday, celebrating the Lloyd Center for the Environment’s second Music in the Woods event. Both Lloyd Center members and the general public came out to enjoy another musical day on the Center’s trails and grounds.   Family and friends gathered together to enjoy a very musical afternoon…

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Lloyd Center Moth Sampling at Rhode Island Restoration Sites Completed

Moth Sampling

On the evening of September 14, the sun was setting both at Nicolas Farm Wildlife Management Area in Greene, RI, and on the sampling season for a project covering multiple sites under habitat restoration regimes; a slight haze visible on the horizon. This was likely the same haze caused in 2021 by the California wildfires,…

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Lloyd Center Collaborates in Wade Institute for Science Education’s 2022 STEM Challenge: Extreme Zoo Makeover: A STEM Approach to Habitat Design

STEM Challenge

The Lloyd Center for the Environment is collaborating with the Wade Institute for Science and the Buttonwood Park Zoo in an inquiry-based engineering design: 2022 STEM Challenge, “Extreme Zoo Makeover: A STEM Approach to Habitat Design.” The Challenge includes an optional professional development workshop for educators, a curriculum guide, and a materials kit (kit for MA schools only).…

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Lloyd Center Summer Programs Come to a Close

Summer Programs Come to a CLose

Another snake catching, marsh mucking, elephant toothpaste exploding, summer at the Lloyd Center! This time, in mask-free style. The Lloyd Center for the Environment completed another fantastic summer of programs. “A whirlwind of fun!” noted by the instructors. Students immersed themselves in nature, socialized, and shared their excitement with their peers. A perfect way to…

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Lloyd Center’s Music in the Woods Returns! – Saturday, September 24

Join us at the Lloyd Center for the Environment on Saturday, September 24 for the second Music in the Woods event, a free benefit for Lloyd Center members. Both Lloyd Center members and the general public are invited to enjoy a very musical afternoon on the Center’s trails and grounds of the Lloyd Center with…

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Lloyd Center Wildlife Adapts to Drought Conditions

by Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate As late summer rolls in, the “dog days” end, and we divert our attention away from the beach; we observe an interior landscape in flux. Birds are migrating while insects are jumping between plants or flowers. Some birds have messy plumages in mid-molt (including our screech owl) and…

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Lloyd Center 2nd Annual Music in the Woods

Music in the Woods

Join us at the Lloyd Center on Saturday, September 24 (rain date Sunday, September 25) for this free event for Lloyd Center Members! Member registration opens on Thursday, September 1. Tickets are available to the general public starting Thursday, September 8, at $40 per car. Enjoy live music along our trails with New Bedford Symphony…

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Music in the Woods Returns!

Join us at the Lloyd Center for the second Music in the Woods event, a free benefit for Lloyd Center Members. Both members and the general public are invited to enjoy a very musical afternoon on the Center’s trails and grounds. Date and details to be announced! Watch our website or Facebook page.  

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New Bedford’s Piping Plover Pair Fledges One Chick

by Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate As the Lloyd Center wraps up its 36th annual Piping Plover season and the 5th consecutive season working a series of small contracts at local sites, we can report victories and defeats as with every nesting season, and new inroads.    A major story state-wide is the return of…

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Clambake XXXVII – Thank you for your support!

Clambake 2022

Lloyd Center Clambake XXXVII, “37 Years of Celebrating Science and Education!” We thank our Volunteers, Patrons, Sponsors, and Auction Donors! As a result of your hard work and support, scientists, educators and naturalists of the Lloyd Center will continue to move ahead, in innovative and effective ways to challenge our children, and inspire our citizens…

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Lloyd Center Silent Auction Details! July 1 – 8!

Clambake 2022

The Lloyd Center’s Silent Auction will be online this year commencing on Friday, July 1st, and concluding on Friday, July 8th, at 9pm. Starting July 1st, view our auction at BiddingForGood.com, featuring exciting items from local artists, artisans, businesses, and individuals. Click here to view auction and to bid! Or scan the auction QR Code…

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Clambake XXXVII – Meals to Go & Silent Auction – It’s Here!

Clambake 2022

Order your meal today! The Lloyd Center for the Environment’s Clambake XXXVII – “37 Years of Celebrating Science and Education!” will take place on Friday, July 8, 2022. This Tuesday, July 5th, is the last day to purchase your meal(s). A tradition upon which so much depends, the Clambake helps to underwrite the costs of…

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Lloyd Center Welcomes New Board Members

On Thursday, April 28th, the Lloyd Center for the Environment hosted their Annual Meeting at the North Dartmouth Library where three new members were welcomed to the Board of Directors. In addition, the following board members were unanimously voted in as Officers at the Board Meeting that immediately followed the Annual Meeting: Otto W. Schleinkofer…

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Few Pairs, Big Hurdles – Lloyd Center Shorebird Nesting Mid-Season Update

by Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate Recent Lloyd Center plover seasons have featured lower numbers of birds, with only West Island carrying any notable abundance of pairs over the last five seasons. These plover seasons occurring on local municipal or private beaches have been less about numbers, and more about the challenges faced with…

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Dharma Voyage Returns to the Lloyd Center

by Ben Booth of Dharma Voyage Dharma Voyage is looking forward to running another Coastal Rowing program in collaboration with the Lloyd Center this summer. We were very excited about our inaugural season running from the Lloyd Center dock last year, and celebrated many accomplishments. We had a group of novice youth take their first…

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Clambake XXXVII – Meals to Go & Silent Auction – In Just One Month!

2022 Clambake Beach Chairs

It’s time to mark your calendar and secure your ticket to one of the summer’s most popular events, the Lloyd Center for the Environment’s Clambake XXXVII – “37 Years of Celebrating Science and Education!” – Friday, July 8, 2022. Known as the unofficial “kick-off” of the South Coast’s summer season, Clambake XXXVII will take place…

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