Turkey Work, Turkey Calls & Turkey Talk
On a ranch in South Texas, biologists are tapping the latest technology, and fitting turkey with tiny backpacks, to learn where the turkey lurk. Calling turkeys is an art. Get some tips on painting just the right sound. Meet the wild Texas turkey as it gobbles, struts and tantalizes turkey fans. Learn where turkeys live in Texas and how to “talk” turkey.
Airing Soon on PBS StationsWhere to Watch
November 25–December 1, 2018
Reading Green, Oyster Industry & Quality Water
Austin's new central library a very green building, but the library's greenest feature may be up the rooftop garden. Texas oysters have endured everything from hurricanes to floods to drought. Now work is underway to help strengthen Texas bays and the oyster industry. Nelson Roach embodies the tenets of land stewardship through a holistic approach to managing his camp county property.
December 2–8, 2018
Blue Suckers, Buffalo Soldiers & Lake Wichita
Biologists on the Colorado River are searching for a rare fish. It's called a Blue Sucker, and not much is known about this Texas native. When an aspiring nature photographer joins a group of Buffalo Soldier re-enactors, he discovers history's ultimate outdoorsmen. Meet the courageous visionary and driving force behind the Lake Wichita Revitalization Project.
December 9–15, 2018
Kangaroo Rats, an Outdoor Writer & Saving Bats
The range of a unique hopping rodent has dwindled to just a few areas near the Red River. Researchers are racing to learn more about it before it disappears into the night. Meet Shannon Tompkins, outdoor writer, expert angler, and Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame member. Learn what biologists and conservationists are doing to prevent the deadly White Nose Syndrome from affecting Texas bats.
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.