The Texas Blackland Prairie is the primary ecological region found here in north Texas. The prairie was named after its rich, dark soil and runs 300 miles from the Red River in North Texas down to San Antonio in the south. This Texas ecoregion consists of nearly 5,000 acres, which is a small fraction of its original 12 million acres. Early settlers were attracted to this area because of the rich soils and abundant grasses which were ideal farmlands. Today, the depletion of these prairies can be contributed to farming, ranching, and urban development.
Fortunately, Frisco has several locations that allow you to experience these natural areas. (Photo Credit: Texas Parks & Wildlife)
The ecoregion is characterized by fine textured, clay soils, and predominantly prairie natural vegetation such as Big bluestem, Little bluestem, Indiangrass, and Switchgrass. The area is characterized by humid, subtropical, continental climate with hot summers and mild winters. The average maximum temperature in Frisco occurs in August (96.1°F); the average minimum temperatures occurs in January (35.5°F) with an annual average temperature of 66.2°F. The average annual rainfall is 41.23 inches.