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Lloyd Center Welcomes Educator/Naturalists to Education/Outreach Services Department

The Lloyd Center for the Environment is proud to welcome two educator/naturalists to the Center’s Education/Outreach Services Department. Steve Theberge has returned to the Lloyd Center for the Environment as an Educator/Naturalist. Steve was born and raised on the south coast of Massachusetts where he worked his way through college digging and selling Quahogs. He…

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2019 Cuttyhunk Survey Highlights Elizabeth Island Moth Diversity

by Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center for the Environment Research Associate Since 1988, the Lloyd Center for the Environment has ventured to the Elizabeth Islands to survey moths, setting UV light traps on the islands of Pasque, Naushon, Nashawena and Cuttyhunk. Between 1988 and 2015, the highest number of species by far was caught on Naushon…

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Lloyd Center for the Environment’s Summer Programs Wrap Up!

by Adeline Bellesheim, Lloyd Center for the Environment Educator/Naturalist It was an exciting time at the Lloyd Center for the Environment as the Young Naturalist and Coastal Studies Programs came to an end. These fun adventures in learning brought children from different states, and even from different countries, together to learn about the environment! The…

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Did You Forget to Renew Your Membership in March? If Yes, Renew Your Membership Today for Half Price!

Membership support is essential to the Center’s operations. Due to the generosity of our members last year, the Lloyd Center was able to provide: • experiential environmental education to over 13,000 students; • outreach programs ranging from owl prowls to canoe trips for over 3,000 individuals; • monitoring of threatened and endangered species throughout the…

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Thank You Clambake XXXIV Volunteers, Patrons & Supporters!

On Friday evening, July 12th, South Coast residents and guests from all over New England joined together at the Lloyd Center for the Environment’s CLAMBAKE XXXIV, “Celebrating Science and Education!” to raise funds to meet the growing demand for the Center’s education and research programs. Supporters dined on a traditional New England boiled lobster dinner…

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Thirty-third Annual Lloyd Center Shorebird Season Winds Down

by Lloyd Center Research Associate Jamie Bogart On the morning of July 20, a Lloyd Center group traversed Gooseberry Island to witness the first movements of the southward shorebird migration. In addition to a lone grey seal along the western edge of the island where the seals are increasingly common, the usual early migrants were…

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Lloyd Center Clambake Awash With Supporters

by Kate Robinson, Dartmouth Week Nearly 500 people came out for the Lloyd Center for the Environment’s 34th annual Clambake fundraiser on July 12, which started in the pouring rain and ended with a spectacular sunset rainbow on the beach. Guests ate clams and lobster and bid on more than 100 items at a silent…

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Meet the Lloyd Center for the Environment’s Summer Interns

The Lloyd Center Education Department is very happy to have such a great team of Interns this summer! Olivia Aguiar is attending the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and is particularly interested in herpetology and conservation. Brandon Costa has received his Associates Degree from Bristol Community College…

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Lloyd Center 2019 Beach Research Season Underway

by Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate The Lloyd Center Research Department kicked off its 2019 campaign by embarking on its 33rd season of Piping Plover Conservation, a cornerstone project in place since 1986 when the shorebird was first declared endangered due to habitat loss and increased human presence on beaches. After a season of…

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Lloyd Center for the Environment Welcomes New Members to Board of Directors

On Thursday, May 2nd, the Lloyd Center for the Environment hosted their Annual Meeting at the Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational-Technical High School (GNBRVTH) where four new members were welcomed to the Board of Directors. In addition, the following board members were unanimously voted in as officers: Kinnaird Howland, Chair; Suzanne W. Prescott, Co-Vice Chair;…

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Lloyd Center Celebrates its Past, Present, and Future

by Douglas McCulloch, Dartmouth Week This past year was a busy one at the Lloyd Center with building projects, fundraising, and an ever-growing list of events and educational programs. And there’s even more to look forward to in 2020. That was the message from Lloyd Center officials at the center’s 2019 annual meeting, held on…

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Lloyd Center Crosses Forest and Sea on April Outings

In our region, April is a time of transition. Weather is unpredictable, birds are in migration, amphibians are slowly awakening, buds on trees are few, and the salt marshes are a dull brown. One has to work to find life on a somewhat barren coastal landscape. From a dusk hike at the Lloyd Center, to…

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Mark Your Calendars for Lloyd Center’s Clambake XXXIV!

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 XXXIV “Celebrating Science and Education!” Those who have attended this event in the past, know it to be the unofficial “kick-off” of the South Coast’s summer season – an event…

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Lloyd Center Cuttyhunk Seal Cruises – An Adventure in Your Own Backyard!

by Katie Houseman, Lloyd Center Educator/Naturalist Join us for our last Cuttyhunk Seal Cruise of the season on April 13th! Each year around March and April, the Lloyd Center hosts seal cruises to Cuttyhunk Island in Buzzards Bay in cooperation with Cuttyhunk Ferry Company. Harbor seals and gray seals are the two most common species…

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Become a Lloyd Center Member or Renew Your Membership!

Dear Friend of the Lloyd Center, Please join the Lloyd Center as a member or renew your current membership. Membership support is essential to the Center’s operations. Due to the generosity of our members last year, the Lloyd Center was able to provide: • experiential environmental education to over 13,000 students; • outreach programs ranging…

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Lloyd Center Prowls at Dusk During Early Spring

by Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate On two separate March evenings, participants on Lloyd Center outings experienced firsthand the rigors of searching for night birds, and how beautiful the early spring landscape can be. The Spring Owl Prowl occurred during a unique confluence of celestial events. A full moon coincided with the vernal equinox…

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Lloyd Center Finds Life on Snow-less Landscape for February Winter Walks

In the early morning hours of February 3, while many were getting sleep in preparation for the Patriots Super Bowl matchup, a handful of folks were out on the prowl, in search of night owls that might be present, and are most active at this insane 3:30am hour. Between this time and sunrise, human activity…

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Waterfowl Numbers Decline for January Count, but Canada Geese Numbers Surge

The completion of the “late meteorological winter” portion of the Lloyd Center Winter Waterfowl Count on January 27, 2019, marks the completion of the 32nd annual survey of waterfowl in our region’s estuaries and coastal ponds from Dartmouth, Massachusetts to Tiverton, Rhode Island, designed to detect trends in migratory waterfowl abundance and habitat use at…

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Lloyd Center hosting Mid-Winter Owl Prowl

Are you fascinated by owls? Do you enjoy a good old-fashioned New England winter morning, especially before sunrise? If so, you can join Lloyd Center Research Associate Jamie Bogart on a Mid-Winter Owl Prowl on Feb. 3, scheduled during hours of peak owl activity. “Owls are mysterious and fascinating creatures that become more vocal as…

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Lloyd Center Estuary on Wheels in New Bedford Public Schools

by Katie Houseman, Lloyd Center Educator/Naturalist The pure joy and fascination this program sparks in these youngsters is contagious! Second grade students leave the classroom exclaiming “This was so fun!” and asking, “Will you guys come back next week?!” Beginning at the end of January, Lloyd Center programs are being integrated district-wide across New Bedford…

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