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Gearing Up for the Holiday Season at the Lloyd Center

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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Chasing the Warmth, Research in Overdrive

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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Lloyd Center Surveys Dune Affiliate Insects in Westport

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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Lloyd Center Annual Fund

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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From the Field to the Classroom: A New Start at the Lloyd Center

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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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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