Owls are chiefly nocturnal birds of prey, feeding on rodents, birds, reptiles, and sometimes fish (usually scavenged). They cannot move their eyes, so instead they move their heads. Owls can turn their heads 270o in either direction; this helps them triangulate to locate their prey. Taped owl calls will be used to elicit a vocal response and to lure the owls into view. Hopefully, participants will see and hear these nighttime birds.
The Lloyd Center’s owl prowl will take place Sunday, February 15th from 3:30 a.m. until 6:30 a.m. (Snow date: Sunday, February 22nd from 3:30 a.m. until 6:30 a.m.). The cost of the program is $9 for Lloyd Center members and $12 for non-members. Participants are asked to dress warmly. A light breakfast is served following the owl prowl at the Lloyd Center Headquarters. This program is suitable for ages 10 and up.
To register for this program, call our event registration line at 508-558-2918 or simply visit our website www.lloydcenter.org and register online. If you have specific questions about the program or owls, please call Jamie Bogart at 508-990-0505 ext. 23.
Founded in 1978 and situated with its headquarters and spectacular nature preserve overlooking the scenic Slocum River estuary in Dartmouth Massachusetts, the LLOYD CENTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT 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.
Located on 55 acres of pristine salt marsh, maritime forest and wetlands at the mouth of the Slocum River, the Nature Center is open, at no charge, to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. It has a 15 foot pilot whale skeleton, as well as dolphin and leatherback turtle skeletons on display.
The Center’s aquaria exhibit local fresh and saltwater fish and invertebrates, a touch-tank where you can pick up spider crabs, whelks, hermit crabs, periwinkles, mussels and green crabs.
The top floor observatory with its magnificent views of the Elizabeth Islands and Buzzards Bay was named one of fourteen special places by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Office of Environmental Affairs.
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, log onto www.lloydcenter.org or call 508-990-0505.
Lloyd Center For the Environment
The Lloyd Center is the only area organization focused on educating the public about coastal and watershed issues, and conducting research on coastal ecosystems and endangered species. The Lloyd Center serves individuals, agencies, and organizations in southeastern New England (Rhode Island to Boston to Cape Cod).
The Center cooperates on a broader level in coastal, environmental, and educational programming throughout New England, nationally and internationally.
The Center's school-based activities further expand their reach to urban audiences. A scholarship program also provides space for ten urban New Bedford students, mostly African-American and other minorities, in the Summer Program.
You can learn more about the Lloyd Center for the Environment at: http://www.lloydcenter.org.