by Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate The mid-winter wildlife walk held on February 22 would be expected to feature a white landscape complete with snow covered branches and tracks from animals on the move in search of food, during what is winter’s peak period. This spectacle, mammal tracks in snow, was to be the…

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by Adeline Bellesheim, Lloyd Center Educator/Naturalist The outbreak of COVID-19 is unlike anything that we have experienced in living memory. With the recent emergency order announcement by Governor Baker put into place on March 24, tensions and anxieties are running high. The Lloyd Center for the Environment is a nonessential business, and is therefore closed…

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by Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate On the evening of March 9, a crowd of 23 gathered at the Lloyd Center in hopes of seeing an owl which we’d attempt to lure by use of callback tapes. This particular owl prowl was focused on Barred Owls, given that a pair had nested on the…

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Dear Friend of the Lloyd Center, Koko, the Eastern Screech Owl, is one of the Lloyd Center’s animal ambassadors that was recently featured in an educational video on social media. Amid the current health crisis, we’ve had to discontinue our Coastal Field Studies programs, field trips, and environmental science programming in the schools. These activities…

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Please renew your current membership today! Membership support is key to the Lloyd Center’s ability to instill a life-long respect and affection for nature in citizens of all ages through research and education; to advance a scientific and public understanding of our coastal ecosystems and the need to protect them; and to promote a legacy…

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by Adeline Bellesheim, Lloyd Center Educator/Naturalist April 22, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the creation of Earth Day, and the staff at Lloyd Center for the Environment are joining in the celebration with the City of New Bedford. In 1970, a group of Environmental Activists teamed together to give a voice to our planet…

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by Adeline Bellesheim, Lloyd Center Educator/Naturalist Behind every great education program are the loyal volunteers who work hard to keep things running. The Lloyd Center for the Environment has been fortunate enough to have two amazing students from New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School volunteering with us over the last few months. As part…

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The Lloyd Center for the Environment thanks all those that contributed to the Center’s 2019 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 your tax-deductible…

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The winter waterfowl survey was initially structured in 1988 to include “meteorological winter”, when the true marks of the season, snow and ice, coat the landscape. Count two of the 33rd annual winter waterfowl survey held on January 26, occurred on the heels of a recent Sunday where temperatures reached 60, and the day after…

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by Adeline Bellesheim, Lloyd Center for the Environment Educator/Naturalist It’s time to take out those thermals, put on your wool socks, and lace up your boots. The snowy season is here, and it is here to stay! There has been a handful of snow events that have struck the South Coast already, and the staff…

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Please consider making a gift or monthly commitment, if you haven’t already. 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. It is easy to make an initial gift…

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by Adeline Bellesheim, Lloyd Center for the Environment Educator/Naturalist Many of us have a love-hate relationship with our resident deer community. They are friendly, they are cute, and everyone has love in their heart for the classic film Bambi. But a large, overgrown population of deer also presents society with quite a few problems. Throughout…

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In conjunction with the Lloyd Center for the Environment’s 2019 Annual Fund, the Lloyd Center has joined the #GivingTuesday movement. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. For the Lloyd Center to continue to provide the full…

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by Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center for the Environment Research Associate On November 19th, during our second week of the new FeederWatch season, two Dark- eyed Juncos emerged from the forest understory and landed beneath our bird feeder station. Juncos are those unmistakable dark gray (northeast subpopulation aka “Slate colored” Junco) songbirds which are a familiar…

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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 Lloyd Center tradition and celebrate the New Year with a peaceful walk on Gooseberry Neck beach. Focusing on coastal ecology and bird identification, Mark…

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by Adeline Bellesheim, Lloyd Center for the Environment Educator/Naturalist Preparations for the most wonderful time of the year look a little different at the Lloyd Center for the Environment. The leaves are changing to their brightest and most colorful form, and the staff have their rakes handy, waiting for the red maple leaves to fall…

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by Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center for the Environment Research Associate A common question for us researchers is “what do you do in the winter?” Winter task areas are many and fall into the categories of data management, specimen identification, project and trip planning, leading winter onsite walks and outings, surveying winter waterfowl, and assisting with…

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by Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate Following years of leading shorebird work in Westport through work at Horseneck Beach State Reservation, the Lloyd Center took to the dunes in 2019 in search of “dune affiliate” insects at Horseneck, Bakers Beach, and Westport Town Beach (Cherry and Webb), which support assemblages of moths, butterflies, beetles…

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We are writing to ask you to support the Lloyd Center’s Annual Fund, a critical piece of our operating budget and the major funding source for our research and educational programs. As you know, Lloyd Center Education Programs have a high instructor-to-student ratio and help support STEM curricula taught in local schools and beyond. In…

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by Adeline Bellesheim, Lloyd Center for the Environment Educator/Naturalist As I pull up to the Lloyd Center for the Environment, my heart is jumping into my throat. The first day at a new job is never an easy task. After three years of working as a Field Biologist, this will be my first stint as…

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