Birders Shrug Off Dreary Weather for Lloyd Center’s Annual New Year’s Day Walk at Gooseberry
by Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate The annual Lloyd Center New Year’s Day walk at Gooseberry is an educational nature walk focused on birding at a unique location, a barrier island featuring both marine and terrestrial habitats in close juxtaposition. Much like the “polar plunges” it’s also about just getting out, even in harsh…Read More
Lloyd Center 2021 Annual Fund
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! We can’t thank you enough for Supporting the Lloyd Center’s 2021 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…Read More
Rare Woodpecker Visits Lloyd Center Feeders
This past week, during a winter thus far without any apparent finch irruptions but the routine visitors coming and going, one extremely rare avian visitor stopped by for a bite. On Tuesday January 11, it was confirmed that a juvenile Red-Headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) had been feeding on our suet basket. Not to be mistaken…Read More
Student Directors Join Lloyd Center Board of Directors
The Lloyd Center for the Environment is pleased to introduce Nicole Whelpley and Eman Khwaja as Student Directors on the Center’s Board of Directors for the upcoming academic year, as non-voting members. Nicole Whelpley graduated from UMass, Amherst, with a dual degree in Biology and Public Health. She is currently pursuing a Master’s of Science…Read More
Moon Tide Floods Estuaries for December 2021 Lloyd Center Waterfowl Survey
by Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate On Sunday, December 5, the Lloyd Center began its 35th Annual Winter Waterfowl survey under seasonably cool temperatures and minimal breeze – stellar counting conditions on the estuaries and coastal ponds from Sakonnet Point in Rhode Island to Padanaram Harbor in Dartmouth. Last year’s weather was balmy and…Read More
Thank You for Supporting the Lloyd Center’s 2021 Annual Fund!
Teaching is at the heart of what the Lloyd Center does. We have maintained an effective presence in classrooms, whether virtual or in-person, throughout the past 20 months. Please consider making a gift or monthly commitment, if you haven’t already. It is easy to make an initial gift or rise to the next contribution level…Read More
Lloyd Center Awarded $13,500 Grant from Massachusetts Cultural Council
The Lloyd Center for the Environment, Inc., has received a grant of $13,500 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 a high…Read More
Cornell Project FeederWatch – A Decade of Surveys
As we settle into the peak season for observing backyard feeders for avian activity, the Lloyd Center enters the 2021-2022 monitoring season having officially collected a decade’s worth of data. So as we begin counting the familiar birds on a weekly basis, it’s worth a look back. We have completed 208 surveys, for an average…Read More
Lloyd Center 2nd Annual Holiday Oyster Sale!
The Lloyd Center for the Environment is offering Fresh Cuttyhunk Oysters from Cuttyhunk Shellfish Farms! A wonderful holiday tradition to benefit the Lloyd Center’s education programs. Supporters can order fresh oysters by the dozen, as well as shucking knives and/or gloves. Oysters are $25 per dozen and will keep well for up to 10 days…Read More
Please Support the Lloyd Center’s Annual Fund!
Teaching is at the heart of what the Lloyd Center does. We have maintained an effective presence in classrooms, whether virtual or in-person, throughout the past 18 months. Donate Now Teacher feedback on virtual programs: “You did a great job with the presentation today. It was such a treat for me to watch the students…Read More
Butterflies, Live Animals, and Birds, Come Alive in Fall River Schools
The Lloyd Center for the Environment is happy to share that they have been working with the United Way of Greater Fall River and the Fall River Public Schools, bringing science to students in kindergarten, first and second grade. Over the past two months, across eleven elementary schools in Fall River, the Lloyd Center visited…Read More
Lloyd Center Samples Moth Population at Restoration Sites in Rhode Island
Part of this year’s contract to sample Lepidoptera (moth) populations in areas under recent restoration included sites in Rhode Island, a state the Lloyd Center has conducted moth work at in the past. This year the work took us to Pratt Farm of Arcadia Management area in Exeter, and Nicolas Farm Wildlife management area in…Read More
A Musical, Fun Day Was Had by All At the Lloyd Center!
On Sunday, September 26th, the Lloyd Center for the Environment held their Inaugural Music in the Woods event, a new free benefit for Lloyd Center Members. Both members, and the general public, came out to enjoy a very musical afternoon on the Center’s trails and grounds, and what a wonderful afternoon it was! In fact,…Read More
Estuarine Water Quality Holds Steady at the Slocum River
by Lloyd Center Research Associate Jamie Bogart One of the historical roles of the Lloyd Center’s Research Department has been surveying various parameters indicative of water quality in our local estuaries and salt marshes, both sensitive coastal habitats subject to impacts from human use. Past projects have included “Turn the Tide” (see summary under research),…Read More
An Exciting New Partnership!
The Lloyd Center for the Environment is excited about a newly formed partnership with Dharma Voyage, a non-profit rowing organization located in Westport, MA. Dharma Voyage offers education programs to increase physical health and skills, stimulate the mind, and connect to nature. Their focus is on presenting programs that give their participants lifelong practices that…Read More
Calling all Middle and High School Teachers! – Join the Lloyd Center at the 2021 Massachusetts STEM Week: Hurricane Heroes! STEM Challenge
How can you empower your students to see themselves in STEM by putting their skills to the test to solve real-world problems that can occur due to extreme weather events? Engage your students in a unique experience that integrates science concepts and the engineering design process in an exciting way! Join the Wade Institute for…Read More
Lloyd Center’s Music In The Woods ~ What A Lineup! – September 25th
Enjoy a very musical afternoon on the grounds of the Lloyd Center for the Environment with musicians from the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra. Ethan Wood (violin), and Anna Griffis (viola), will play a collection of classical, tango, and Celtic tunes. Peter Zay (cello), and Travis Rapoza (violin), will perform a collection of classical and popular…Read More
Student Director Position for the Lloyd Center for the Environment
The Lloyd Center for the Environment is offering an opportunity for two students, eighteen or older, to join our Board of Directors for the upcoming academic year as non-voting members. Student Directors will gain hands-on experience of nonprofit Board functions and responsibilities, participating in quarterly Board Meetings (next meeting is Thursday, October 28th at 5:00…Read More
That’s A Wrap! Lloyd Center for the Environment’s Education Department “Wraps Up” Another Successful Summer Program Season!
This spring, uncertainty regarding COVID-19 lingered in the air, however, it was certain that the Lloyd Center was going to run its two most desired summer programs: Young Naturalist and Coastal Studies. And even though safety measures were prioritized in the programs’ structures, the Center’s mission remained uncompromised – to provide environmental education to children…Read More
Lloyd Center Buzzing With Insect Life
by Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate As the summer season enters its home stretch, shorebirds, raptors, and waders are all on the move along the coastline, with recent tropical storm Henri only increasing sightings along churned up waters. Inland songbirds such as goldfinches from the forest and open landscape species such as an immature…Read More
Lloyd Center Clambake XXXVI – Thank You For Your Support!
Lloyd Center Clambake XXXVI, “36 Years of Celebrating Science and Education!” We thank our Volunteers, Patrons, Sponsors, and Auction Donors! As a result of your hard work and support, scientists, educators and naturalists of the Lloyd Center will continue to move ahead, in innovative and effective ways to challenge our children, and inspire our citizens…Read More
Lloyd Center Inaugural Music in the Woods on Saturday, September 25
Join us at the Lloyd Center on Saturday, September 25 (rain date Sunday, September 26) for this free event for Lloyd Center Members! Member registration is available now through Monday, August 16. Tickets are available to the general public starting Tuesday, August 17, at $30 per car. Enjoy live music along our trails with New…Read More
Feeders Should Be Removed, But Birds Can Still Be Enjoyed
by Sandy Quadros Bowles, Dartmouth Week Although state officials advise the public to remove feeders and bird baths, local wildlife enthusiasts remind people that they can still view and enjoy birds without them. “In your own backyard, you can still observe the birds’ activities as they occur in nature,’’ said Jamie Bogart, research associate at…Read More
Small Victories Define the 2021 Shorebird Nesting Season
by Jamie Bogart, Lloyd Center Research Associate As many birders turn their attention to the beaches, from which birds that nested are departing but to which other shorebirds are arriving and flocking as they prepare to migrate south, we reach that time of summarizing how the season went on our sites. As of last writing,…Read More
Lloyd Center Clambake XXXVI Silent Auction Ends Friday, July 9th!
The Lloyd Center’s Silent Auction began on July 1st and will conclude in just three days – July 9th at 9:00 p.m. View the auction featuring exciting items from local artists, artisans, businesses, and individuals, at www.biddingforgood.com/lloydcenterXXXVI, or on your mobile phone at www.bforg.com/lloydcenterXXXVI. Register to bid at www.biddingforgood.com/auction/user/b4gregister.action. BID! Each winning bid helps provide hands-on science programming to thousands…Read More