Photo courtesy www.epa.gov
• The Cross Timbers Eco-Region
is important as resting, nesting, feeding or roosting for birds and wildlife.
• Wildlife also abounds. This area is home to deer, fox, bobcat
coyote, beaver, wild turkey and many more. See our TC wild caught on wildlife cameras >
• Native grasses include: little bluestem (below), big bluestem, indiangrass and switchgrass (the Big 4 Tall Prairie Grasses).
• Birds that habitat the region year round are: hawk, owl, great blue heron, indigo bunting, dickcissel, and various waterfowl
and shorebirds. See more >
To protect the area’s
to preserve the life sustaining environment for animals,
and so other people
can enjoy the TCPCA experience, please leave all natural objects in place,
including wild flowers.
Map courtesy www.epa.gov
THE CROSS TIMBERS REGION
The Cross Timbers Region starts in Southeast Kansas, bisecting the prairies, ending in central Texas. Trophy Club Park is a small part of what was approximately 11 million acres of the Cross Timbers ecological zone. The Town of Trophy Club has leased the park (TCP) from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and it is by their authority that we have the privilege to use it.
Cross Timbers and surrounding prairies were once home to at least two Native American tribes, the Kiowa and the Commanche, before settlers arrived in the early 1800’s. The Native Americans utilized both the flora and fauna of the region in very efficient ways in order to sustain themselves.
Much of the native forest still survives, and is largely comprised of mature native species. The two predominate trees are the post oak and the blackjack oak. The pecan is also abundant and has always played a very important part in Texas.
Wildflowers bloom much of the year: Indian blanket,
horsemint, false foxglove and prairie verbena are a few.
Denton Creek (top left) and
Marshall Creek (bottom left)
run through the eco-region and
the park. These waterways are
environmentally sensitive and
feed into Grapevine Lake to
provide drinking water for
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