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Lloyd Center, Dartmouth, MA

The Lloyd Center for the Environment is found down a long, wooded road in Dartmouth, Massachusetts.  The center has a small natural history museum, observation deck,  and several  walking trails that meander through oak hickory forest, freshwater wetlands, salt marsh, and estuary.  We arrived very late on a winter afternoon and browsed through the indoor exhibits as […]

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Save The Bay Seal Watch, Newport, RI

Save the Bay, a fabulous environmental nonprofit in Rhode Island, runs a Seal Watch tour from November – April. The boat launches from downtown Newport, making it the perfect activity after you’ve had a delicious breakfast or lunch at a nearby restaurant.  The Seal Watch tour is led by an environmental educator and takes you […]

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Gray Seal Stranding

When I was younger, I would constantly scan the ocean, bays, and estuarine rivers of Rhode Island looking for dolphins. If I was feeling particularly sullen and angsty that day (most likely over a boy) I would sit on the shore and wish with all my might to see a dorsal fin or a tail […]

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