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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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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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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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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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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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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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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