Wildlife in the Lone Star State
Texas is home to a lot of unusual and interesting wildlife. At Houston's Cockrell Butterfly Center, watch as crawling caterpillars turn into beautiful butterflies. Discover the real story behind Old RIP, Texas' most famous toad. To find out how Green Jays are adapting to the changing environment of the Rio Grande Valley, biologists are trapping, tagging and tracking these colorful birds.
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June 27-July 3, 2021
A Diversity of Jobs
When you think of Texas Parks and Wildlife you might think of game wardens, or park rangers, or wildlife biologists. We're all that, but we're also a whole bunch of other people doing a wide range of wildlife related work. Take a look at some of the folks who work at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and see how all these conservation careers are tied together.
July 4-10, 2021
Freshwater Fishing In Texas
Long the domain of the locals, Lake Fork fishes a little bit differently when you're a professional angler trying to make a living. Threatened by loss of habitat and hybridization, the Guadalupe Bass was close to being wiped out. Learn how biologists brought this Texas native back. Catfish are the largest freshwater sport fish in Texas and are second only to bass in popularity among anglers.
July 11-17, 2021
Plains Playas, Bastrop State Park, Hang Ten
Grab your surfboard and hang ten in Corpus Christi. We go surfing at a popular spot that locals call Texas Point Break. Forest fires and floods have ravaged Bastrop State Park in recent years. Now comes rebirth: new trees, new plants and new life. Learn how playa lakes provide water and wildlife habitat to the Southern Plains.