Osprey Signs Press Release

Redbud Audubon Society dedicates new Osprey signs at Lakeside County Park on Saturday, Aug. 24

Osprey Conservation Sign (English)

Osprey Conservation Sign (Spanish)

The public and families are invited to join a free dedication ceremony for two new Osprey educational signs installed at Lakeside County Park in Kelseyville. The signs are near the new Osprey nest pole erected last February by the Redbud Audubon Society.

The pole replaced a diseased tree where an Osprey pair had nested for many years. Redbud Audubon purchased and installed the pole with a $10,000 grant from Calpine Corporation to Redbud’s ongoing Osprey Fund.

Because the pole is in an open area in the center of the park, visible from all directions, the Board of Supervisors Fish & Wildlife Advisory Committee approved $5,000 for Redbud Audubon to commission a colorful Ospreys interpretive panel explaining this interesting species. Often called the “Fish Hawk,” Osprey dive for fish in Clear Lake and bring them to the nest to feed the family during the months of incubating and parenting several chicks.

Many Hispanic families regularly visit this popular park, so the Advisory Committee asked Redbud Audubon to produce two panels, one in English and one in Spanish. The finished panels were presented to the Board of Supervisors at its Aug. 20 meeting and then installed at the park.

The 30-minute dedication on Saturday will start at 10 a.m. and will be followed by refreshments. It is a free event. Redbud Audubon encourages the public to attend and celebrate these nature education gifts to Lake County.

The Redbud Audubon Society is one of the oldest environmental organizations in Lake County. It was founded in 1976. It is a local, non-profit organization under the auspices of The National Audubon Society. The Society holds monthly educational programs and field trips from September through May and also presents the annual Heron Days event which will be celebrating its 25th year in the Spring of 2020. For more information about the Redbud Audubon Society, go to www.redbudaudubon.org.