Kidd Lake State Natural Area
|Kidd 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.
- "Fults Hill Prairie and Kidd Lake Marsh State Natural Areas". dnr.state.il.us. Region IV Office: Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Archived from the original on 2007-04-25. Retrieved 2008-10-12.
- USGS Map Name: Renault, IL (Map) (MRC: 38090B2 ed.). TopoQuest. § Fults Hill Prairie Nature Preserve, Illinois. Retrieved 2008-10-12.