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The prairie is a diverse ecosystem of mainly native grasses and flowering plants (forbs) with prairie wildlife, soil, geology, and fire playing very important roles.
Location: Falls County near Marlin
Region: Blackland Prairie
Size: 4 acres
Ownership: Owned by Ray E. and Nancy E. Drews with a conservation easement held by NPAT.
The Drews family conserved the family hay meadow for several generations, and Ray E. and Nancy E. Drews protected their prairie permanently for future generation via a conservation easement with NPAT.
Drews Prairie is a tallgrass prairie remnant of the Blackland Prairie. Texas’ Blackland Prairie is part of the endangered tallgrass prairies of North America, of which less than 1% remains due to conversion to agriculture and development.
Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), Big Bluestem (Andropogon gerardii), and Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans) are dominant grasses.
View the plant list on the Flora of Drews Prairie page.
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