Rockton Bog Nature Preserve
Location and Access:
From Rockton take Rockton Road west 1 mile to a county road (Prairie Ave.). Take this road north 2 miles. The preserve is on the west side of the road.
In Rockton and Shirland Townships in Winnebago County, there is a sand deposit approximately four miles wide and twelve miles long. Although much of it has been destroyed, a portion of this area known as the Rockton Sedge Meadow, remains in a relatively undisturbed condition. This area contains sedge meadow, prairie and open sand forest.
The sedge meadow contains sedges, blue-joint grass, sensitive fern and rushes. Various shrubs such as bridal wreath, prairie willow, dwarf birch and black chokecherry are scattered throughout the preserve.
Ownership: Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Dedicated: May 1972
Size: 67 acres
Topo Map: South Beloit 7.5
For Further Information Contact: Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Natural Heritage Biologist, Lost Mound Unit, 3159 Crim Drive, Savanna, IL 61074, or Site Superintendent, Rock Cut State Park, Caledonia, IL 61011 (815/885-3311)
1/2009 - R. Heidorn