Educational Signs at Lake Somerset Park

Two new educational signs have been placed in Lake Somerset Park boat ramp parking area. They can be accessed off Glendale Road.

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Woodpeckers at Lake Somerset Park

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Woodpeckers can be seen in Lake Somerset Park along with a variety of other song birds such as blue jays, red-winged blackbirds, sparrows, and mocking birds.

These quick little birds are fun to watch and to photograph while visiting Lake Somerset Park.

For more information, visit the Audubon Society’s webpage on woodpeckers.

 

Osprey Platform at Lake Somerset

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Osprey Nest at Lake Somerset

A pole with an osprey platform was installed on April 14th, 2014 in Lake Somerset Park adjacent New Jersey Road. Osprey have attempted to build a nest on a nearby relay station. The platform has been installed in hopes that the osprey will select the platform as a suitable nesting site in the future.

It seems that an osprey has taken notice of the platform and maybe making Lake Somerset Park his home.

Osprey are beautiful birds with a distinctive black eyestripe. They are superb fishers and prefer nesting in high locations.

For more information on osprey and their nests, visit: Osprey page at FWC.

Crosswalks Repainted

The crosswalks on New Jersey Road at Woodlake Park and also by Lake Somerset Park have been restored by repainting the pavement markings.

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New Jersey Rd Construction

Starting Monday, March 24, New Jersey Road drainage improvements will begin. The red light at the intersection of New Jersey Road & Sylvester Road will be placed in “all red” flash mode. New Jersey Road from Edgewood Drive to Crystal Lake Drive will close to thru traffic for up to three weeks starting March 24, 2014. Detours will be clearly marked and your patience is appreciated. This work is being done in preparation for the New Jersey Trail construction project following later this summer.