Bolcum Road Wetlands Forest Preserve
St. Charles, IL
This beautiful wetland is a key part of protecting the Ferson Creek watershed. The original 43-acre land holding was donated by a developer as part of an adjacent subdivision. In 2010, Kane County contributed the remaining 82 acres of this wetland complex. Marsh vegetation anchors the soil and serves as a protective buffer, filtering out impurities in storm water run-off. The marsh also provides habitat for scores of species of wildlife. In the spring, the chorus of frogs is a delight to hear. Wetland birds nest in the marsh, finding ample food and cover for raising young in the summer. Autumn in the marsh brings a music all its own, and a palette of rich color.