Gulf Coast Prairies And Marshes
Along The Coast Of Texas
Cole Carlson 12/3/15 period 4
What kind of plans do you have this summer? Would you like to put your toes in the sand, or go fishing in the bay, or see where Texas gained independence from Mexico? Well come on down to the Gulf Coast of Texas!
The Gulf Coast has several historical land marks. You will definitely want to see the San Jacinto Battle Ground State Historic Site, where Texas gained its independence from Mexico. Spindletop in Beaumont started the 1901 oil boom.
What do you want to start with first? Do you want to visit 350 miles of beaches and dig your toes in the sand? You can also go boating, skiing, fishing, bird-watching or go to Mardi Gras in Galveston.
Texas Gulf Coast climate makes it easy to do all these activities. Average temperature ranges from 69 degrees to 95 degrees. It has humid summers and mild winters.
Plants and Animals
Due to the wonderful climate The Gulf Coast is home to many plants and animals. Some of the animals you will see are birds including the Heron ,Egret ,Spoonbill and Red-cockaded Woodpecker, and Brown Pelican. Other animals include alligators ,coyotes ,frogs ,and deer. Our lush vegetation includes grasses, oak trees, holly trees, flowers such as lilies, paint brushes, sage, and Turk's Cap.
Bodies Of Water
The major body of water is the Gulf Of Mexico. There are several rivers in the area such as the San Jacinto ,Trinity, and Brazos rivers.
The Gulf Coast is a hot spot for water parks, amusement parks and space experiences like The NASA Space Center. Other places of interest are Moody Gardens, The Galleria, Cockrell Butterfly Center, Zoos, and Museums.
The Gulf Coast has 6 state parks ,6 national wildlife refuges, and 1 national sea shore. Some examples are Galveston Island State Park and San Jacinto State Park.