Two new educational signs have been placed in Lake Somerset Park boat ramp parking area. They can be accessed off Glendale Road.
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.
According to the City of Lakeland twitter account:
“Staff recommends regulatory signage to protect rookery islands in Lake Somerset. Waiting on approval from FWC.”