Rock Art Reborn, Lake Mineral Wells, Purple Martins
See how scientists are using laser technology to preserve Hueco Tanks rock art. The waters of Mineral Wells, west of Fort Worth, have long lured visitors. Relaxation at a lakeside state park is more the draw than the historic spas today, but entertaining exercise is also an option. Meet some landlords looking out for their tenants at a small high-rise condo complex that's completely for the birds.
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September 27-October 3, 2020
Fishing for Records, Longhorn Cavern Rocks, Sand Surfing
Since 1971 the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has recognized fishing records of all kinds. Meet a man who holds a record number of records. Tucked away in the Texas Hill Country, Longhorn Cavern has been home to an underground restaurant, concert hall, and a fallout shelter. Visit Monahans Sandhills State Park near Midland-Odessa and surf, slide, or tumble down the dunes for some family fun.
October 4-10, 2020
Saving Sea Turtles, Powderhorn Ranch, Best of Bruce
Once thought to be on its way to extinction, the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle is making a comeback thanks to the efforts of a few dedicated biologists and volunteers. Powderhorn Ranch, the largest remaining undisturbed tract of land on the Texas coast has been acquired for conservation of native habitats and wildlife. Texas Parks & Wildlife Executive Producer Bruce Biermann recently retired after 26 years of state service. Here are some highlights of few of his favorite stories.
October 11-17, 2020
Fox Finders, Kraken Diving, Brushland Birds
The swift fox is seldom seen and could be vanishing in Texas. Follow a crew of researchers searching for this fox in the Panhandle Plains. The 2017 sinking of a 371-foot cargo ship called The Kraken created a new underwater oasis for fish and fishermen. Join a group of Harlingen high school students as they discover birding and some amazing birds right in their own backyard.