Aliyah Gomez 4th period
Lakes & bodies of water
- Lone Star
- Brandy Branch
- Toledo bend reservoir
The piney woods is home to many animals. Woodpeckers, Cottonmouths,
Eastern cottontail rabbits, Squirrels, and opossum, and more
Piney Woods native Plants
Some plants that are native to the Piney Woods are. Butterfly milkweed, Common yarrow, Devils walking stick, Cross vine, winecup, trumpet vine, and so many more!!
The scientific name for this plant is the "Achillea Millfolium".
The scientific name for this plant is the "Asclepias Tuberosa"
Devils walking stick
The scientific name for this plant is the "Aralia Spinosa".
Historical information about the region
For Thousands of years Native Americans lived in the woods of East Texas. Latter on, much more people would call East Texas home to. The Caddo indians lived in the north-eastern part of the piney woods.They farmed, hunted, fished, made pottery and traded with other Mound builder tribes.The early Caddos where part of the mound builder culture.They would build huge earth mounds to use for there homes. Some of the Caddo tribes stayed in there homes by caddo lake,until the mid 1800's.Hundreds of years ago many different countries in Europe wanted to claim this part of Texas. Both Spain and France sent explorers to see what was here.The Spanish explores where the first to come, and they met the Caddos over 450 years ago.The French came a little while later.But France and Spain were enemies,and once the Spanish found out that the french was there they built missions and forts.But that didnt last vary long.
In the Piney woods region there are plenty of things to to. you can see animals at the Ellen Trout zoo. Go to the Heritage village museum. And much, much ,more fun things to do!!!