Osprey at work on Lake Powell

March 15, 2011

Photo courtesy Emily Ellis/Lake Powell Community Alliance

Raptor takes flight with fresh catch

An osprey takes flight over Lake Powell with a freshly caught mullet. This photo was taken by master naturalist and avid photographer Emily Ellis. Emily is active in the Lake Powell Community Alliance.  The alliance is a community initiative dedicated to preserving the water quality and biodiversity of the globally rare and imperiled Lake Powell ecosystem through education, habitat restoration, watershed-based planning and community partnerships.

The Lake Powell Community Alliance is part of LAKEWATCH. Florida LAKEWATCH is a volunteer lake-monitoring program through the University of Florida/IFAS that facilitates “hands-on” citizen participation in the management of Florida water bodies through monthly sampling activities.

To learn more about LAKEWATCH, go to http://lakewatch.ifas.ufl.edu/index.htm

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