Airing Soon on PBS StationsWhere to Watch
January 21–27, 2018
Shrimping Life, Brazos Bend & Bathing Bobwhites
Five generations of the Stringo family have been shrimpers on the Texas coast. While most of the family have given up, there is one Stringo still on the water. Known as a nature-lovers paradise, the diverse ecosystems of Brazos Bend State Park attracts equally diverse people from the nearby metropolis of Houston. Watch some Bobwhite Quail cool off and chow down in a Panhandle cotton field.
January 28 - February 3, 2018
West Texas Wetlands, Cave People & Sharing Space
In one of the driest regions of Texas, ingenious landowners are creating their own wetlands to attract birds and birders. Meet the Michaux family, owners of Salado's Solana Ranch. For over 50 years this family has combined cattle, hunting and conservation on their special place. Join some inquisitive spelunkers as they crawl deep inside the caves at Colorado Bend State Park.
February 4-10, 2018
A Memorable Hunt, El Carmen Conservation & Parrots
Family, friends, and community join together for a hunt honoring the memory of Jacob Krebs whose dream of becoming a Navy Seal ended tragically. A wildlife refuge along the Texas-Mexico border protects vital dispersal corridors for large mammals and is a major migration corridor for birds. Threatened by habitat loss and the pet trade, the Red-Crowned Parrot has found a home in south Texas.
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.