Lloyd Center Supporters Donate Feeders and Food for Birds

One of the integral aspects of a nature center is its station of bird feeders that attract the familiar backyard forest species or the occasional rarity. Just ask anyone who visited our grounds to view the Red-headed Woodpecker that was a hit for many months. Many visitors stop to check our feeders; they are a…

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Lloyd Center Holiday Oyster Sale Brings in Funds for Education Programs

On Wednesday, December 21, the Lloyd Center hosted its 2nd Annual Holiday Oyster Sale. A big thank you to Seth Garfield of Cuttyhunk Shellfish Farms for providing the delicious oysters! Oyster lovers were able to order fresh oysters ahead of time and pick them up at the Center. A veteran and retired teacher, Garfield thrives…

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 Lloyd Center 32nd Annual New Year’s Day Beach Walk – Sunday, January 1

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 Associate, Jamie Bogart, for the 32nd Annual Lloyd Center tradition and celebrate the New Year with a peaceful walk on Gooseberry Neck beach. Focusing on coastal ecology and bird…

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Thank You for Your Support of the Lloyd Center!

People on beach

Thank You!  Thank You!  Thank You!  Thank You!  Thank You!  Thank You!          We can’t thank you enough for Supporting the Lloyd Center’s 2022 Annual Fund!! The Annual Fund is a critical piece of our operating budget; your donation directly supports education and research opportunities that otherwise could not be afforded by local schools, families, and…

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Canada Goose Numbers Rebound for December 2022 Lloyd Center Winter Waterfowl Count

by Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate On Sunday, December 4th, Lloyd Center staff and volunteers returned to coastal systems from the Sakonnet Point region in Rhode Island to Padanaram Harbor in Dartmouth, MA, for “count one” of the 36th Annual Winter Waterfowl Survey. The count seeks to determine waterfowl habitat use trends in Southeastern…

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Lloyd Center 32nd Annual New Year’s Day Beach Walk – Sunday, January 1

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 Associate, Jamie Bogart, for the 32nd Annual Lloyd Center tradition and celebrate the New Year with a peaceful walk on Gooseberry Neck beach. Focusing on coastal ecology and bird…

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Lloyd Center Embarks on 36th Annual Winter Waterfowl Survey

by Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate Each year the fall migration brings a myriad of bird life to our region, including waterfowl that rely upon healthy embayments as an overwintering food source. By early December, our estuaries and coastal ponds have become active with Canada Geese, American Black Ducks, and Bufflehead, to name just…

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Make Your 2022 Tax Deductible Annual Fund Donation to the Lloyd Center Today!

Summer Programs Come to a CLose

If you haven’t already, please consider giving to the Lloyd Center’s 2022 Annual Fund! 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…

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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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