Blacklands prarie

Brett Arias

Blackland praires eco-region

http://landcovertrends.usgs.gov/gp/eco32Report.html

Blacklands prairie ecoregion by:Roger f. Auch

Mostly the blackland praire has argriculture, and grass land. There is a little bit of water but not alot.

The raptors of the blackland praires.

http://www.bpraptorcenter.org/birds.html

Blackland prairie raptor by:Jennifer fike.

This is the raptor that they have in the blackland prairie.


Blackland prairie wild life, and plants

characteristics: very diverse
-Food grown throughout the region: Cotton, corn, milo, and wheat
-Plants grown on steep areas: eastern red cedar, Ashe juniper, cedar elm, Texas persimmon, elbowbush, deciduous holly, live oak
-Woody vegetation including mesquite, hackberry, elm, osage orange, and other woody species grow along fence lines and field borders providing habitat for wildlife
-high biodiversity: linked to varieties in soil types
tallgrass prairie plants.
Grasses of the region: big and little bluestem, Indian grass, gamagrass, and switchgrass.
Common plants: as silveanus dropseed, mead's sedge, and brownseed paspalum


Blackland prairie climate and seasonal changes.

Temperature:
The temperature of the Blackland prarie varies all around the year. During the winter it varies from mid 40’s to 50’s Fahrenheit. And in the summer it varies from low to upper 90’s Fahrenheit.

Seasonal Changes:
Summer droughts are increasingly apparent, due to the extreme weather conditions induced by global warming trends. This is detrimental to the overall health of the ecosystem, due to the cracking of surface soil and consequent inability for plants to develop adequate root systems.

Seasonal Changes:
Summer droughts are increasingly apparent, due to the extreme weather conditions induced by global warming trends. This is detrimental to the overall health of the ecosystem, due to the cracking of surface soil and consequent inability for plants to develop adequate root systems.

Precipitation
- about 30-45 in. or 750 to 1,150 mm mainly from April to May

Blackland prairie endangered species.

  • black-capped vireo
  • golden-cheeked warbler
  • Texas poppy mallow
  • Texas horned lizard
  • Texas kangaroo rat


Blackland prairie.

The soil is so fertile and is full of nutrients it can easily be picked up by wind and deposited into another place.