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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Osprey Platform at Lake Somerset

osprey nest at Lake Somerset

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.

Rookery News Update

According to the City of Lakeland twitter account:

“Staff recommends regulatory signage to protect rookery islands in Lake Somerset. Waiting on approval from FWC.”

https://mobile.twitter.com/lakelandgov/status/411517450178400256