Texas Parks & Wildlife Videos
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Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS Show #2123 March 24-30, 2013 American YouthWorks crews help restore Bastrop State Park after severe wildfires; find out about local fishing spots with the Neighborhood Fishing Program; Texas State Photographer Wyman Meinzer's photo essay on West Texas; biking at Pedernales Falls State Park. This show originally aired March 24-30, 2013. For stations and air times go to http://www.tpwd.texas.gov/tv
Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS Show #2122 March 17-23, 2013 Ongoing efforts to re-establish pine forests in east Texas that have been damaged by hurricanes; Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame inductee Lonnie Stanley; a retired game warden reviews a film from the 1970s of wardens talking about the job; Stephen F. Austin State Park, a great place to explore between Houston and Austin; spotting a rare flycatcher near Austin; snake feeding time. This show originally aired March 17-23, 2013. For stations and air times go to http://www.tpwd.texas.gov/tv
Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS Show #2101 October 21-27, 2012 Hueco Tanks, Rock Art Reborn When it comes to rock art, Hueco Tanks, east of El Paso is in a class by itself. Unfortunately over the years, some of the pictographs have been damaged by graffiti. But now a new type of laser technology is about to turn back time. It's a laser light show that wipes away the graffiti but doesn't affect the pictograph underneath. Tune in to see as Hueco Tanks rock art is reborn. Lone Star Land Steward: Cook's Branch Conservancy Nearly half a century ago, George and Cynthia Mitchell set aside 5,600 acres for a family gathering place. Over time, the family took more of an interest in the land, largely because of one small bird, the endangered Red Cockaded Woodpecker. The Cook's Branch Conservancy is the 2012 winner of the Aldo Leopold Conservation Award for Texas, the state's top honor recognizing wildlife conservation on private land as part of Texas Parks and Wildlife's Lone Star Land Stewards. Wild Game Cooking: Grilled Venison Take the gamey flavor out of wild game. Wild game cooking expert Jesse Griffiths shows how to grill venison to tender perfection and then dress it up with a tasty cream sauce. Oasis of the Kingfisher If you've ever been out in the woods and you're dive bombed by a brightly colored bird, you may have encountered the elusive kingfisher. Texas is the only place where all three variations of this bird can be found. Postcard From Texas Matador Wildlife Management Area is a sprawling area of red dirt hills and lots of wildflowers. It's also pretty windy much of the time.
Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS television show #2026. Original air date April 15-21, 2012. Game Warden Jim Daniels profile; Colorado Bend State Park bike trails; birds guarding their nests; family camping at Garner State Park; rappel into the Devil's Sinkhole. Check http://www.tpwd.texas.gov/tv for stations and air times.
Show #2012, aired January 8-15, 2012. (testing this thing out to see if we can indeed post entire shows and to see if anybody watches an entire show on YT) -The Real Bears of East Texas -Kickapoo Cavern State Park -Parks & Wildlife People: Andee Chamberlain -Lavaca Bay, the $130,000,000 Lesson -Postcard From Texas: Life on the Farm
Return of the Battleship TEXAS From the Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS television series, show #56, August 1, 1991. A look at the efforts to save the Battleship TEXAS, the only surviving warship to serve the U.S. Navy in both World Wars.
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Preview for the March 15-21, 2015 Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS television show, #2322. Find out Where to Watch at http://www.tpwd.texas.gov/tv
Preview for the March 22-28, 2015 Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS television show, #2323. Find out Where to Watch at http://www.tpwd.texas.gov/tv
Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS Television Show #2315 January 25-31, 2015 A Fish Called Ethel Ethel was the very first bass in the ShareLunker Program. She became a symbol of how good management and forward thinking could drive conservation efforts to wonderful results. Over the years, millions of people have traveled to see Ethel, only a few were aware of the dramatic events behind Ethel's survival, and because of her survival, the establishment of the ShareLunker Program. Parks & Wildlife People: Kris Shipman Meet the unsung hero who organizes the events that have educated thousands of Texans about our coastal resources. Resaca de la Palma State Park With its 1,700 semi-tropical acres, Resaca de la Palma comprises the largest tract of native habitat in the World Birding Center network. Etched by the ancient curves of the Rio Grande River, this state park is a quiet birding retreat on the outskirts of the City of Brownsville. Liberty Ships, Artificial Reefs The Liberty Ships of World War II served our country during a time of need. Today, they’re serving as artificial reefs off the Texas coast, providing habitat for marine life, research areas for scientists, and new opportunities for anglers. Postcard From Texas See some squirrels at work in the trees and on the ground. Find out Where to Watch at http://www.tpwd.texas.gov/tv
Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS Show #2316 February 1-7, 2015 SOS, Save Our Sharks Sharks are disappearing from the world's oceans at an alarming rate and biologists are worried. From shark finning to unregulated fishing these apex predators are in trouble. We take a look at what’s being done along the Texas coast to help save these wolves of the ocean. Biking Big Bend Ranch Carry extra water and pack some spare tubes. It’s worth the trouble to hit the trails of Texas’ mountain biking Mecca, Big Bend Ranch State Park. Big City Biologists Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and El Paso don’t seem like the natural habitats of biologists…but these and other Texas cities are home to urban biologists. Meet some big city biologists who strive to help wildlife and urban life coexist in harmony. Postcard From Texas Take a dip in Barton Springs. This cool, clear pool is the heart and soul of Austin.
Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS Show #2317 February 8-14, 2015 Pronghorn CSI Pronghorn antelope have been roaming Texas grasslands for centuries but herds are experiencing an unexplained decline in west Texas. Scientists join forces with hunters and landowners to solve the mystery of the disappearing pronghorn in this Texas-style CSI. Lake Tawakoni State Park Lake Tawakoni was built to supply water to the city of Dallas. Occupying almost 400 adjacent acres and with 5 miles of shoreline, Lake Tawakoni State Park offers visitors access to fishing, boating and swimming. And if you are there during the spring, you might get to see giant spider webs constructed by tiny spiders. Frog People Amphibians may be trying to tell us something, and some concerned citizens are listening. At backyard ponds, suburban creeks, and rural wetlands, participants in the Texas Amphibian Watch program monitor the health of frogs and toads, both for science and for fun. A Not-So-Easy Rider Travel through Texas with a young man making his way cross-country on a handcycle. Being a paraplegic hasn’t handicapped his effort to get out and enjoy a trip across America. Postcard from Texas Palo Pinto Mountains State Park won’t be open for several years, but you can see what makes this place special.
Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS Show #2318 February 15-21, 2015 The Crappie Guys Meet Tommy Tidwell, a high school science teacher and part time crappie fishing guide. Tommy spends a lot of time helping anglers learn the finer points of crappie catching. Then there’s Mr. Crappie, Wally Marshall. Everything Wally does revolves around his favorite fish. Everything. Wild Game Cooking: Cooking Crappie Ok, so now you’ve got some crappie in the boat. It’s time to make ‘em into a tasty meal, frying style. TPWD resident chef Tim Spice shows us how. The Natural Place The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin is more than just a place to see wildflowers. It’s also a research and resource center for information on native plants, landscape restoration, and water conservation. Postcard From Texas The floating fall leaves of McKittrick Creek in Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Find out Where to Watch at http://www.tpwd.texas.gov/tv
Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS Show #2319 February 22-18, 2015 Ray Roberts Bike Trails Just north of Dallas and Fort Worth, the trail system at Ray Roberts Lake State Park offers hours of riding for mountain bikers, from a smooth riverside greenbelt to hilly routes along the lake. Hogs Wild The threat of feral hogs to Texas agriculture and ecology looms large. Hunters and trappers have long aided landowners in keeping wild pig populations in check, but the problem may be growing too fast for traditional means to stop. To provide another tool for farmers and ranchers, research is being conducted that could offer a new kind of protection from this feral pig plague. Charlie and His Cannon What do a fireman, a computer analyst, and a semi-retired private land owner all have in common? The battle for Texas’ independence at San Jacinto, of course. One of the most significant historical events in the westward expansion of the United States took place in an unlikely marsh in south east Texas, now known as the Battle of San Jacinto. Each year hundreds of re-enactors gather to relive this pivotal battle that changed the path of Texas and all of North America. Postcard From Texas At the end o’ the day, Lake O’ the Pines in Northeast Texas offers good fishing below the dam and a beautiful sunset above. Find out Where to Watch at http://www.tpwd.texas.gov/tv
Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS Show #2320 March 1-7, 2015 Texas on Two Wheels From short pedals at local parks, to epic journeys through rugged landscapes, mountain biking is a great way to experience the wild side of Texas. And Texas State Parks offer the full range of off-road opportunities to riders of all ages. Running of the Bass Freshwater anglers all across the state look forward to the annual spring run of White Bass. When the conditions are right, the fishing is easy. When the conditions aren’t right, the anglers just have to work a little bit harder. Outdoor Info: Shooter’s Eye & Ear Protection Eye and ear protection are a must when shooting a firearm. Get some tips on keeping your sight and hearing intact. Parks & Wildlife People: License Sales Migration Team Meet the team behind our hunting and fishing license system, of which 100% of fees go toward on-the-ground conservation efforts in Texas such as habitat management, wildlife research, fish stocking, public hunting opportunities and more. Postcard from Texas Take a dip in the cool pool at Bastrop State Park. Find out Where to Watch at http://www.tpwd.texas.gov/tv
Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS Show #2321 March 8-14, 2015 Texas Paddling Trails There are new paddling trails popping up all over Texas. Grab your canoe and come along as we check out some of the state’s best river trips, on the coast, in Houston, and on the Guadalupe River. All you need is a paddle and an excuse to get wet. Austin’s Warblers In the heart of the hill country is the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve, and here you will find the endangered Golden-cheeked Warbler. Join some biologists as they monitor these unique birds during their nesting season. Big Spring State Park Stop and see why travelers have long enjoyed this birds-eye view of Big Spring. It’s not your traditional state park, but it attracts runners, hikers, and folks who like to see what’s below. Parks & Wildlife People: Jason Singhurst Say What? Knowing the scientific names and watching out for all the native plants in Texas sounds like a daunting job for most folks, but for Texas Parks and Wildlife botanist Jason Singhurst, it's completely natural. Postcard From Texas A group of mountain bikers wind down with some musical instruments after a memorable weekend of riding the scenic trails at Big Bend Ranch State Park. Fine out Where to Watch at http://www.tpwd.texas.gov/tv
Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS Show #2322 March 25-21, 2015 Garner State Park Built by the CCC in the 1930s, Garner has long been one of the most popular parks in the state, and with good reason. From the spring fed Frio River, to the vast hiking trails, to the summer dances, there is a lot here. That’s why generations of Texans have been making this Hill Country gem the place to be year round. The Climate Detective What can old Texas trees teach us about our climate? One researcher is finding out. Follow him as he taps the secrets of the trees and learns the warnings they may hold for water planners. Birding Basics Birding has become big in Texas, with the numbers of Texas birders topping 2 million. The Lone Star state has more documented birds than any other state, and some rare beauties that you’ll find nowhere else in North America. So what does it take to get into this hobby? We’ll take a look at some of the basic gear you’ll need, fill you in on where to go, and highlight a way to bring the birds to you. Outdoor Info: Canoe Basics Get some tips on how to get going as a canoeist. There’s more than one type of canoe, and more than one way to get started. Postcard From Texas Enjoy a fall day at Austin’s McKinney Falls State Park. Find out Where to Watch at http://www.tpwd.texas.gov/tv
Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS Show #2323 March 22-28, 2015 -A Migrating Muse Texas is the winter home to the largest concentration of Sand hill Cranes in the world. Some spend the winter months in the Panhandle and High Plains while others head for the Texas coast. We’ll visit some of the best spots to see Sandhill Cranes up close to learn more about these migrating wonders. -Outdoor Info: Hunting Sandhill Cranes In some states Sandhill Cranes are known as ‘steaks in the sky’. Yes, you can hunt these big birds, but there are some things you need to be aware of before you shoot. -Fort Boggy State Park Visit a park on the edge of East Texas where families find water, woods, and wildlife. -Inner City Sanctuary For kids growing up in one of the largest cities in the country, learning about nature can take some doing. See how some Houston residents are making sure kids don’t miss out on the outdoors. -Postcard from Texas Relax. The water of the Devil’s River moves slowly. Find out Where to Watch at http://www.tpwd.texas.gov/tv
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