Crazy Ants, Birding Legend, Pigfoot Deer
Some invasive ants are driving biologists crazy, but new research into control methods is underway at the lab and in the field. Victor Emanuel has been chasing birds for over 70-years, and inspiring thousands of others to do the same. Dating back to 1885, the Head Family has worked to preserve the Pigfoot Ranch's pristine native prairie savannahs and its crystal-clear creeks.
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May 31-June 6, 2020
Bird Man, Night Hiker, Ocean Office
Texas state ornithologist Cliff Shackelford answers all your bird questions on his “Bird Calls” radio show. One of Rick Torres´ passions is leading families on night hikes at Ray Roberts Lake State Park. Exploring the depths of Texas´ artificial reefs, documenting species of fish and coral, and monitoring the health of our reefs are all in a day's work members of the TPWD Artificial Reef Program.
June 7-13, 2020
Woofing Wardens, Spring Saver, Birding Friends
Searching for hidden game, weapons, missing people, or playing with a tennis ball, it's all in day's work for canine commissioned Texas Game Wardens. Chad Norris is working with a lot of different groups and people to save San Solomon Springs. How many different birds can be seen in a day, a morning, or from just one spot? Follow some folks on the Great Texas Birding Classic to find out.
June 14-20, 2020
Attwater's Last Dance, Coast Conservator, Tent Revival
Follow along as biologists struggle to save one of the most endangered birds in all of Texas, the Attwater's prairie chicken. Hurricanes cause terrible damage to coastal habitats. Rebecca Hensley is leading a team to monitor and preserve these valuable lands. The Texas Outdoor Family program helps to get folks with little camping experience outside for some weekend fun.