Racing Down a River & Loggerhead Shrikes
Paddle from San Marcos to the Gulf of Mexico, down 260 miles of river, and experience what is called the World's Toughest Canoe Race. The loggerhead shrike is a different sort of songbird, with some brutal dining habits, but it seems to have found a comfortable home in one suburban park.
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December 12-18, 2021
Coastal Prairie Stewards, Fish Habitat Help, & Biking Big Bend
See how a family raises cattle and preserves wildlife habitat on one of the last tracts of coastal prairie in Texas. Learn how sinking strange-looking structures and seeding native plants can improve reservoirs for fish and fishing. Carry plenty of water and a first aid kit--mountain biking at Big Bend Ranch State Park is not for the faint of heart.
December 19-25, 2021
San Angelo Trail-Maker, Moore Ranch Heritage & Saving Swifts
Meet a mechanic and mountain-biking musician who has been taming trails in San Angelo for decades and who considers the local state park a hidden treasure. See how a couple in their 90s has sustained their West Texas ranch for 60 years. Meet another husband and wife team equally devoted to saving chimney swifts.
December 26 - January 1, 2022
Weevil Warfare, Getting Kids Outside & Chimney Creek Ranch
Biologists battle an invasive aquatic plant that threatens Caddo Lake, enlisting local conservation groups, volunteer troops, and a horde of tiny insects. Learn how one outdoorsman from Houston works to get urban kids outside with fishing. Ranchers honor local and family history at Chimney Creek Ranch.