Kidd Lake State Natural Area facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsKidd Lake State Natural Area
IUCN Category V (Protected Landscape/Seascape)
Part of Kidd Lake Marsh viewed from Fults Hill Prairie
|Location||Monroe County, Illinois, U.S.|
|Nearest city||Chester, Illinois|
|Area||800 acres (324 ha)|
|Governing body||Illinois Department of Natural Resources|
Kidd Lake State Natural Area is an example of the once expansive wetlands of the Mississippi floodplain known as the American Bottoms. The marsh was historically part of an 800-acre (324 ha) lake bed, and was once home to a variety of wetland birds, some now rare in Illinois. It is an important rest stop for migrating waterfowl and continues to provide critical habitat to a diverse range of birds, as well as amphibians and reptiles.
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