Gulf Prairies and Marshes of Texas

Connor and Juliana

Introduction

The Gulf Prairies and Marshes are full of life and they are one of the many eco regions in Texas. It is home to several endangered species including ones below. We look forward to telling you about this Eco region.

Rainfall, Climate, Elavation:

Rainfall: 30 to 50 inches per year.

Climate: High humidity and warm temperatures.

Elevation: Less than 150ft.

Major Cities and Landmarks:

Major Cities: Corpus Christi, Houston, Galveston.

Landmarks: Gulf of Mexico, Holocene Delta.

Plants:

Mesquite, Prickly Pear, Oaks, Acacia

Animals:

Muskrat, Coyote, Marsh rice rat, Mink

Endangered Species:

Whooping Crane, Prairie Chicken, Brown Pelican, Reddish Egret, Arctic Peregrine Falcon, Black Lace Cactus, Slender Rush Pea, Texas Prairie Dawn, South Texas Ambrosia, River Goby
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Juliana's Species:

Coyote:

Habitat- The open plains in the West as well as brushy areas in the East.

Niche- To control the population of smaller animals.

Simple Food Chain- The top of the food chain.

Connor's Species

Black Lace Cactus:

Habitat- Open, unshaded areas located within a mile of a water source.

Niche- Making food.

Food Chain- The bottom of the food chain.