The Gulf coast Prairies and Marshes
located on the south east coast of texas (Gulf of Mexico)
Here is some information on this ecoregion:
This ecoregion is located pretty much on the coast of Texas, but it does stretch a ways north into Texas. More towards the gulf you see lots of marshes, but as you travel more west you see prairies and grasslands. Some major rivers are the San Jacinto river, the Trinity river and also the Brazos river. It is also right on the Gulf of Mexico. Coyotes, Alligators, Pelicans, and even Bull frogs are all native animals to this ecoregion. More animals along the coast include Shrimp, Blue crab, and Spotted sea trout. Lots of streams and rivers that take up this region flow into the Gulf of Mexico. Rainfall here varies from 20 to 50 inches per year. Just like other parts of Texas it is very hot here. But it is also very humid. Native plants in this area are mesquite, live oaks, prickly pear, and acacias. The principal prairie grasses include big bluesmen and also seacoast bluesmen. This ecoregion also includes some lakes, such as Lake Texoma, Lake Jackson, and even some lakes near the city Houston such as Lake Conroe.
Places to visit in this ecoregion:
Visit one of the most famous amusement/dining/entertainment locations in all of the United states, Kemah boardwalk! Ride rides, find a perfect restaurant to dine at or just take a nice stroll and watch the boats. You also can't miss out on visiting one of the worlds most important tourist destinations, NASA. Visit all there magnificent museums, rockets, and all that different science! Obviously visiting the beach would be next on the list. Take a swim the dolphins or maybe go surfing, build sand castles, or even just take a long walk on the beach and see some sights. Our go visit the famous Port Aransas and go back in the pirate days. There will be plenty of shopping opportunities, water parks and also museum. Fun for the whole family!!! There is also opportunities for hunting too!