Timberdoodle Walk Caps March Bird Outings

Woodcock

by Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate Each year on the last Tuesday of March, a time of transition when the woods are still quiet of songbirds but other species may be active and visible, we venture out to open landscape used by the American Woodcock, a shorebird that evolved an inland habit and which…

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Phyfe Named Clambake XXXVII Steering Committee Chair

Winnie

The Lloyd Center is pleased to announce that Winifred “Winnie” Phyfe has been named the Committee Chair for Clambake XXXVII, “37 Years of Celebrating Science and Education!” Born in Johnson City, Tennessee, Winnie attended the Emma Willard School in Troy, New York, Sweet Briar College in Virginia, Katharine Gibb’s School in New York City and…

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Lloyd Center’s Impact on Interns! … and Internship Opportunities

“I hope my story is one that you’ll be able to preach for the importance of the Lloyd Center’s mission!” The rewards are great in hearing how the Lloyd Center has made such a wonderful impact on a past student and intern! Hi all at the Lloyd Center for the Environment,  With so much time well…

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Lloyd Center’s Coastal Studies Summer Programs are here and filling up fast!

Animal collection, habitat investigations, and creature observation, are just a few of the activities offered through the 2022 Summer Programs. In its 41st season, the Lloyd Center’s Summer Programs are designed to give motivated students (ages 9 to 12) an opportunity to explore different aspects of environmental science. All sessions include field study, laboratory work,…

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Lloyd Center “Welcome Center” – Your Building as Workforce Training: Integrating Students into High Performance Projects

On February 28, Kathryn Duff, Founder & Director of studio2sustain, presented Your Building as Workforce Training: Integrating Students into High Performance Projects at the NESEA (Northeast Sustainable Energy Association) Conference: Building Energy 2022. NESEA is North America’s premier high-performance building conference. Ms. Duff presented the Lloyd Center “Welcome Center” project. Attendees learned how high-performance building…

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Owls Hoot, Skies Shine for Lloyd Center March Owl Prowls

by Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate The Lloyd Center, on two evenings in March, held a Full Moon and Spring Equinox Owl Prowl. These outings offer a glimpse at popular celestial events, and encounters with elusive wildlife. This year the events were held on March 18 and 21 respectively, with back-to-back prowls ensuring two…

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Lloyd Center Annual Meeting – Thursday, April 28

The Lloyd Center for the Environment’s Annual Meeting will take place on April 28, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., in the community room of the Dartmouth Public Library – North Branch, located at 211 Cross Road. The meeting will be limited to an update of the Lloyd Center’s financial position given by Board Chair,…

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Become a Lloyd Center Member or Renew Your Membership Today!

The Lloyd Center for the Environment is a local treasure with an exceptional estuary on the Slocum River, breath-taking views, and over five miles of unique hiking trails. Your membership support allows us to offer access to our grounds and future exhibits at no charge to the public. We are asking you to join or…

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Lloyd Center 2021 Annual Fund

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! We can’t thank you enough for Supporting the Lloyd Center’s 2021 Annual Fund!! The Annual Fund is a critical piece of our operating budget. For the Center to continue to provide the full complement of programs throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island, we rely on your assistance and generosity. Through…

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Rare Woodpecker Visits Lloyd Center Feeders

This past week, during a winter thus far without any apparent finch irruptions but the routine visitors coming and going, one extremely rare avian visitor stopped by for a bite. On Tuesday January 11, it was confirmed that a juvenile Red-Headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) had been feeding on our suet basket. Not to be mistaken…

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Student Directors Join Lloyd Center Board of Directors

Student Board Members

The Lloyd Center for the Environment is pleased to introduce Nicole Whelpley and Eman Khwaja as Student Directors on the Center’s Board of Directors for the upcoming academic year, as non-voting members. Nicole Whelpley graduated from UMass, Amherst, with a dual degree in Biology and Public Health. She is currently pursuing a Master’s of Science…

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Moon Tide Floods Estuaries for December 2021 Lloyd Center Waterfowl Survey

by Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate On Sunday, December 5, the Lloyd Center began its 35th Annual Winter Waterfowl survey under seasonably cool temperatures and minimal breeze – stellar counting conditions on the estuaries and coastal ponds from Sakonnet Point in Rhode Island to Padanaram Harbor in Dartmouth. Last year’s weather was balmy and…

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Thank You for Supporting the Lloyd Center’s 2021 Annual Fund!

Teaching is at the heart of what the Lloyd Center does. We have maintained an effective presence in classrooms, whether virtual or in-person, throughout the past 20 months. Please consider making a gift or monthly commitment, if you haven’t already. It is easy to make an initial gift or rise to the next contribution level…

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Lloyd Center Awarded $13,500 Grant from Massachusetts Cultural Council

The Lloyd Center for the Environment, Inc., has received a grant of $13,500 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 a high…

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Cornell Project FeederWatch – A Decade of Surveys

As we settle into the peak season for observing backyard feeders for avian activity, the Lloyd Center enters the 2021-2022 monitoring season having officially collected a decade’s worth of data. So as we begin counting the familiar birds on a weekly basis, it’s worth a look back.  We have completed 208 surveys, for an average…

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Lloyd Center 2nd Annual Holiday Oyster Sale!

The Lloyd Center for the Environment is offering Fresh Cuttyhunk Oysters from Cuttyhunk Shellfish Farms! A wonderful holiday tradition to benefit the Lloyd Center’s education programs. Supporters can order fresh oysters by the dozen, as well as shucking knives and/or gloves. Oysters are $25 per dozen and will keep well for up to 10 days…

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Please Support the Lloyd Center’s Annual Fund!

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Teaching is at the heart of what the Lloyd Center does. We have maintained an effective presence in classrooms, whether virtual or in-person, throughout the past 18 months. Donate Now Teacher feedback on virtual programs: “You did a great job with the presentation today. It was such a treat for me to watch the students…

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Butterflies, Live Animals, and Birds, Come Alive in Fall River Schools

The Lloyd Center for the Environment is happy to share that they have been working with the United Way of Greater Fall River and the Fall River Public Schools, bringing science to students in kindergarten, first and second grade. Over the past two months, across eleven elementary schools in Fall River, the Lloyd Center visited…

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Lloyd Center Samples Moth Population at Restoration Sites in Rhode Island

Part of this year’s contract to sample Lepidoptera (moth) populations in areas under recent restoration included sites in Rhode Island, a state the Lloyd Center has conducted moth work at in the past. This year the work took us to Pratt Farm of Arcadia Management area in Exeter, and Nicolas Farm Wildlife management area in…

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A Musical, Fun Day Was Had by All At the Lloyd Center!

On Sunday, September 26th, the Lloyd Center for the Environment held their Inaugural Music in the Woods event, a new free benefit for Lloyd Center Members. Both members, and the general public, came out to enjoy a very musical afternoon on the Center’s trails and grounds, and what a wonderful afternoon it was! In fact,…

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Estuarine Water Quality Holds Steady at the Slocum River

 by Lloyd Center Research Associate Jamie Bogart One of the historical roles of the Lloyd Center’s Research Department has been surveying various parameters indicative of water quality in our local estuaries and salt marshes, both sensitive coastal habitats subject to impacts from human use. Past projects have included “Turn the Tide” (see summary under research),…

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An Exciting New Partnership!

The Lloyd Center for the Environment is excited about a newly formed partnership with Dharma Voyage, a non-profit rowing organization located in Westport, MA. Dharma Voyage offers education programs to increase physical health and skills, stimulate the mind, and connect to nature. Their focus is on presenting programs that give their participants lifelong practices that…

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