Grassland Sparrows, Fort Boggy Fun, Wildlife Selfies
Grassland birds are declining across North America. Research is underway to find out how to save the disappearing grasslands and the birds that call them home. Visit a park on the edge of East Texas where families find water, woods, and wildlife, along with primitive camping and some new cabins. With the aid of game cameras, see the variety of animals that benefit from man-made water guzzlers.
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August 16-22, 2020
Mountain Lions, Green Turtles, Ladies That Hunt
Elusive and rarely seen, “Lions of West Texas” chronicles the mountain lion research conducted in the Davis Mountains of west Texas. Green sea turtles have been showing up on Texas beaches in larger numbers than ever, and a network of people have been rescuing stuck or stranded turtles. A weekend goose hunt for women is a first-time experience for some and a weekend break for others.
August 23-29, 2020
Hundred-Mile Hike, Fighting Feral Hogs, Lake Bob Sandlin
Follow a young hiker on her first long-distance hike on the longest trail in Texas. Share in her triumphs, along with fatigue, blisters, and ticks. Feral hogs are a real problem in Texas and getting worse. Justin Foster and his team are on the frontlines working to find a solution. About two hours east of Dallas, you'll find Lake Bob Sandlin State Park, a hidden getaway for folks of all ages.
August 30-September 5, 2020
Trailer Camera, Mapping Habitats, Traveling Photographer
Ian Kasnoff turned a 16-foot long trailer into a camera and darkroom. Follow Ian as he documents some Texas state parks with his mobile trailer camera. Using GIS info and biological data, Karim Aziz designed a mapping system to predict where alligator gar will spawn. Meet a photographer who's at home on the road, chasing her dream to the most awe-inspiring places her teardrop camper can be towed.