Lydick Bog, a dedicated Indiana state nature preserve located in South Bend, protects one of the last remaining sphagnum bog habitats in Indiana. Many interesting plant species characteristic of bogs have been identified, including winterberry, tamarack, large cranberry and carnivorous species like round-leaved sundew and pitcher plant. Other wetland types here include marsh, a large riparian corridor, and several kettle hole wetlands – glacier-carved depressions that collect water from the surrounding hills.
The wooded areas are dotted with glacial rocks and feature maple-and-oak forest and savannas dominated by oaks and hickories. Spring and summer offer an ever-changing wildflower display. The preserve is a haven for amphibians and reptiles, and it attracts a wide variety of birdlife.
a glimpse into a
unique piece of
Indiana's natural history
Over 160 donors helped raise more than $50,000 in March 2021 and IHCDA has awarded matching funds of $50,000 through their CreatINg Places grant program to install a boardwalk at Lydick Bog Nature Preserve.
Stay tuned for updates as we work on the trail improvements that were made possible thanks to YOU!