LLOYD CENTER HALFWAY TO MEMBERSHIP GOAL

Lloyd Center membership has its privileges, like the Center’s new Music in the Woods fall event, which is being shaped up by a board and staff committee. The Lloyd Center is 50% to its membership goal this year, after the 2020 Membership Season was significantly impacted by Covid-19. We are heartened by the many members…

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TWILIGHT FLIERS MAKE PRESENCE KNOWN ON LLOYD CENTER MARCH BIRD WALKS

The month of March, on our Wednesday morning bird walks, featured welcome signs of spring after a long cold winter, including warmer days and a surge in activity across a mostly brown landscape still void of green vegetation. The most vivid cue came from amphibians, where both wood frogs that have already laid eggs in…

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HAVE YOU SAVED THE DATE? CLAMBAKE XXXVI – FRIDAY, JULY 9TH

The Lloyd Center for the Environment’s Clambake XXXVI – “36 years of Celebrating Science and Education!” will be held on Friday, July 9, 2021. Given the continuing health crisis, we will be offering both our well-received Meals to Go and the Silent Auction in online format once again. Details to follow! If you would like…

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WOODCOCK OF THE WALK: BIRDS SHOW OFF AT DARTMOUTH WILDLIFE AREA

by Kate Robinson, Dartmouth Week Anyone walking around overgrown fields at dusk this time of year may encounter a springtime marvel: the striking courtship flight display of the American woodcock. Woodcocks are small wading game birds that live in the eastern U.S. They may have the largest field of vision of any bird — 360…

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LLOYD CENTER APRIL VACATION WEEK ADVENTURES

Spend your vacation week discovering all the amazing things happening in spring! Children ages six to ten will engage in an exciting week of hands-on activities, experiments, games, crafts and trail walks. April Vacation Week Adventures will be lead by Lloyd Center educators who will take children through the Center’s ponds, woods, and fields, to…

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BECOME A LLOYD CENTER MEMBER / OR RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP!

The Lloyd Center for the Environment is a local treasure with an exceptional estuary location 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. If you have already joined/renewed your membership, thank you! If not, April…

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Winter Conditions Return for February Bird Walk Series

by Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate As mentioned in recent waterfowl survey summaries, the last few winters have conjured images of global warming and climate change. Balmy temperatures and a green-brown, snow-less landscape have curtailed recreational activities, particularly for those that embrace traditional winter season and its snow cover. This season, winter finally returned…

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Teen Constructs New Drainage System for Environmental Nonprofit

by Kate Robinson, Editor, Dartmouth Week When faced with a puddle, Dartmouth resident Colin Spell didn’t just put on some rainboots: he went to work. The 14-year-old Eagle Scout candidate put in a new drainage system at the Lloyd Center for the Environment last November for his final scout project. His work helped the local…

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2020 Lloyd Center Annual Fund Donors ~ We Can’t Thank You Enough!

With your support, the Lloyd Center has environmental education covered! In 2021, Lloyd Center educators and naturalists continue to zoom into classrooms, offer safe, socially-distanced outreach programs, and environmental research. Our trails continue to remain open to an increased number of visitors. If you haven’t already, please consider making a gift or monthly commitment. More…

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Show the Lloyd Center Your Local Loves!

Show Us Your “Local Loves”! The Lloyd Center encourages its members and patrons to support local restaurants and shops by donating gift certificates or products this February from their favorite local places to eat and shop. If you would like to support the Center as well as your “local favorite”, please mail your donation to…

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StoryWalk® at the Lloyd Center

During the pandemic the Lloyd Center has been looking for more ways to provide the community with safe nature experiences. We recently learned about the StoryWalk® Project. The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library. This…

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Longtime Lloyd Center Researcher Retires

by Christopher Shea, Dartmouth Week After nearly 35 years of serving at the Lloyd Center, longtime Research Director Mark Mello has retired. First hired as research coordinator in 1986, Mello’s start at the center actually began three years prior. Mello said it all began after his mother showed him a news clipping that there was…

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Wednesday Bird Walks at the Lloyd Center

Are you an avid birder, just getting started, or a nature enthusiast in general? Stop by for this walk held Wednesday mornings on the Lloyd Center property which offers a rich variety of habitats and bird life year- round. We will focus on birds and follow the activity, but we will spend some time on…

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Lloyd Center Erosion Program

by Amanda Nowicki, Lloyd Center Educator/Naturalist The Lloyd Center for the Environment has been engaging students in the fascinating processes of weathering and erosion since 2017! The Erosion Program was originally developed in collaboration with teachers at Quinn Elementary School in Dartmouth, MA, in an effort to deliver hands-on activities to students that reinforce the…

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Landscaped Butterfly Garden Returns at Lloyd Center!

A big THANK YOU to Lloyd Center volunteer Jay Carvalho of Case Consulting!! The Lloyd Center staff is ecstatic and grateful for all the work that Jay performed at the Center last weekend. During external renovations to the Lloyd Center’s main building, the grounds and butterfly garden took a bit of a beating, leaving lots…

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Balmy Conditions Return for December 2020 Lloyd Center Winter Waterfowl Survey

by Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate Lloyd Center staff and volunteers returned to coastal ponds and estuaries on Sunday, December 13th, for the first count of the 34th Annual Winter Waterfowl Survey of sites extending from Sakonnet Point in Little Compton, Rhode Island, to Padanaram in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. The count was postponed a week…

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Support Lloyd Center for the Environment’s Annual Fund & Global #GivingTuesday Movement

In conjunction with the Lloyd Center for the Environment’s 2020 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. Occurring this year on December 1, #GivingTuesday is held annually…

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Order Your Lloyd Center Ossie the Osprey Clothing Today!

Ossie the Osprey is the Lloyd Center for the Environment’s official mascot, affectionately known and loved by the Center’s Summer Program students. Now you can get your very own t-shirt, long sleeve t-shirt, or hoodie (available in three colors). These cozy tops also make wonderful gifts! Help lift the Lloyd Center’s budget with your purchase…

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Lloyd Center’s “Feathery Focus” Program

by Amanda Nowicki, Lloyd Center Educator/Naturalist Feathery Focus is a multi-encounter program that has been taught by the Lloyd Center for the Environment Education Department for 18 years. Students in many school districts, including Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Fall River, and Westport, have benefited from this experience. The Lloyd Center collaborates with the Westport River Watershed Alliance…

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