Airing Soon on PBS StationsWhere to Watch
December 24-30, 2017
Mule Deer, Game Warden Aid & Wild Wings
A large scale research project is looking into how agriculture may affect mule deer movements and survival in the Texas Panhandle. A “crisis first aid” team provides counseling to game warden officers and first responders in need of support. The owners of the Wild Wings Ranch have turned what was once an overgrazed scrub land into a haven for all kinds of wildlife, especially quail.
December 31, 2017-January 6, 2018
Nesting Shrikes, Beautiful Butterflies & Outdoor Families
The Loggerhead Shrike is a songbird with a raptor's habits. Some Shrikes have found a nice nesting place in a busy central Texas park. Butterflies bring beauty and business to Texas each year. Are we being good hosts? Texas Outdoor Family was created to help those with very little experience in nature to find the joys of the outdoors “with no experience necessary.”
January 7-13, 2018
Eye in the Sky, Saving Prairies & Sheldon Lake
See how biologists use satellite transmitters to learn about the lives and habits of Texas wildlife. The pristine coastal prairie landscape is disappearing at a rapid rate in Texas. Meet some of these people who are working to restore coastal prairies back to Texas. Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center is an oasis for both wildlife and people, just minutes from Downtown Houston.
The Texas Parks & Wildlife series on PBS is made possible in part by a grant from the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.