Blackland Prairies and Oak Woods

The Texas Ecoregions

BlackLand Prairies

The Blackland Prairies stretch from the Red River to San Antonio. It covers more than 19,000 square miles.

Historically, it is covered in many types of flowers such as: Gama Grass and Indian Grass. This is an ideal place for Byson and Antelope to graze. Immigrants from Europe often called this 'The most beautiful place that they had ever been'. Many crops are grown here such as cotton, corn, and mylow. Agriculture has been severely altered over the years. Only about 1% of agriculture is left there today. Urbanization is taking over the prairies rapidly.

One nearly extinct animal, is the Dicksissle bird. It is becoming extinct due to rapid changes in the environment. The average annual rainfall is ranges from about 28 to 40 inches per year. The climate ranges from the 40s to the 50s. Elevation there varies from 300 to 800 feet above sea level.

The Oakland Prairies are located in the forted North-North East part of Texas. There are many oak trees and mountain lions in this region. The average rainfall is about 39.99 inches per year. The climate temperature in July is: 78.7 degrees Fahrenheit. In January the average climate temperature is about 44.3 degrees Fahrenheit. Erosion has greatly affected the Oakwoods region.

Different Species

Plants, Endangered Species, and Animals of the Blackland Prairies and the Oakwoods Prairies

Plants of the Blacklands and Oakwoods

  1. Aurundo Dorax {Giant Reed}
  2. Sorhum Halepense {Jonhson Grass}
  3. Triadica Sebifera {Chinese Tallow Tree}
  4. Nandina Domestica {Heavenly Bamboo}

Endangered Species of the Blacklands and Oakwoods

  1. Plains Bison
  2. Red Wolf
  3. Gray Wolf
  4. Black Bear
  5. Grizzly Bear
  6. Passenger Pigeon {KEVINNNN!!!!}
  7. Ivory-Billed Woodpecker
  8. Pronghorn Antelope
  9. Houston Toad
  10. Large-fruited Sand Verbena
  11. Flower

Animals of the Blacklands and Oakwoods

  1. Waterfowl
  2. Pocket Gopher
  3. Coyote
  4. Nine-banded Armadillo

Major Cities in the Blackland Prairies and Oak Woods

  1. Athens
  2. Corsicana
  3. Greenville
  4. Hillsboro
  5. McKinney
  6. Paris
  7. Plano
  8. Sherman
  9. Sulphur Springs
  10. Temple
  11. Waco

Common Yarrow

The alternate name for this animal is Milfoil. In certain tribes around the South Plains Region, the Common Yarrow plant is used as a treatment for pain relief. The Chippewa used it to inhale to cure headaches. The Cherokee used it to reduce fever.
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Above is a picture of the Common Yarrow.

Grey-Horned Owl

My animal is the great horned owl. With its long, ear-like tuffs, intimidating, yellow eyed stare, and deep hooting voice, the great horned owl is the quintessential owl of story books.

This powerful bird can take down birds and mammals even larger than itself.