Shrimp Science, Family Prairie, Big Bend Blooms
Introduced diseases could pose a serious threat to native shrimp and an entire industry. See how scientists and saltwater anglers play a role in keeping Texas shrimp stocks healthy. The Kirchoff family has spent 10 years restoring the native prairie grasses that once dominated their family's 200 acres. Spring colors soften the rugged Chihuahuan desert landscape at Big Bend National Park.
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November 24-30, 2019
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.
December 1-7, 2019
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.
December 8-14, 2019
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.