The Lloyd Center for the Environment, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, founded in 1978 and situated with its headquarters and spectacular nature preserve overlooking the scenic Slocum River estuary, has achieved a well-earned reputation for excellence in environmental research and education. Through its innovative outreach programs, it has established itself as a highly regarded leader in the ongoing effort to raise awareness of the area’s fragile coastal resources and the importance of protecting them.

The Center’s 82-acre property offers over five miles of walking trails, the “Bridge to Discovery” dock on the Slocum River, vernal pools, oak-hickory forest, freshwater wetlands, salt marsh, estuary views, and is home to two injured raptors (a screech owl and red-shouldered hawk).

The Visitor Center is open from 10am to 4pm, Tuesdays through Saturdays, and on Sundays, June - September, free of charge. There, aquarium exhibits offer unique views of live freshwater and saltwater species of fish and other marine critters.

The Center is also home to a fascinating collection of live local reptiles, amphibian and fish species. At the always popular touch-tank, youngsters learn the hands-on joy of socializing with gentle spider crabs, elusive minnows, sea stars (starfish), whelks, hermit crabs, periwinkles and mussels.

The top-floor Osprey Room Observatory, with its magnificent views of the Elizabeth Islands and Buzzards Bay, has been designated by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs as one of the Commonwealth’s top-fifteen “Special Places”. Through telescopes there, one can get a close-up view of formerly endangered Ospreys, and their chicks, nesting on platforms erected by members of the Center’s research staff.

Trails are open from dawn to dusk, seven days a week. The Lloyd Center for the Environment is located at 430 Potomska Road, Dartmouth, Massachusetts. For more information, visit http://lloydcenter.org or call 508-990-0505.

 

 

 

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Join the Lloyd Center for a Cauldron of Fun at Barnes & ...

Calling all owl lovers, Halloween fanatics, and bookworms! The Lloyd Center is hosting a Barnes and Noble Bookfair on Saturday, October 28th from 11 am – 4 pm. The day's festivities include live animal meet-and-greets, Koko the Screech Owl, local author Cheryl Aguiar, and more! The day's ...
Animal Encounters: Koko the Owl and Friends - September ...

Dartmouth - Join the Lloyd Center for the Environment on September 23rd for the second year of fun-filled interactions with the reptiles, amphibians, insects and other wildlife that inhabit our watershed. The day will be full of animal meet and greets, trail walks, scavenger hunts and activities ...
Another Successful Season for Lloyd Center for the ...

Science came alive once again at the Lloyd Center this summer. Students from 5 years old through 8th grade participated in interactive and engaging activities as they learned about local habitats, wildlife, and weather during our Summer Programs. The various programs helped to foster students’ ...
Plovers take hit at Demarest Lloyd, finish strong at ...

On Wednesday August 16, the waters of Horseneck Beach were closed due to an offshore hurricane creating choppy seas. With all shorebirds having fledged and departed fencing had been removed and any birds migrating through were forced to high ground along the foredune. The open beach, recently ...
Bristol County Savings Bank grants $2,500 to Lloyd ...

The Bristol County Savings Bank (BCSB), through its Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation (BCSCF), has awarded a $2,500 grant to the Lloyd Center for the Environment. This is the second grant that the Lloyd Center has received from BCSB in support of the Center’s Climate Science Learning ...