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PBS Show - Flocking With Friends, Fishing Facilitator & Old Tunnel


Episode 23, Season 38 of Texas Parks & Wildlife, a weekly PBS series about the great outdoors. How many different birds can be seen in a day, a morning, or from just one spot? Follow some folks who decided to find out. See how a redesigned boat is giving anglers with disabilities easier access to the water and helping a boat captain reclaim his career. Once home to traveling trains, Old Tunnel State Park is now a seasonal home for millions of bats. Chapters: Intro - 00:00 Flocking With Friends - 1:20 Fishing Facilitator (ICAN Boat) - 10:44 Old Tunnel State Park - 14:22 Prairie Dogs of Caprock Canyon - 17:56 John Herron, Park Interpreter - 20:43 Spring by the Bay - 24:00 Stories from this episode: https://youtu.be/U42CSWznE7k https://youtu.be/jWE0wgHm74Q https://youtu.be/LbiwVQGpeks https://youtu.be/jxO2Pc1oEkk https://youtu.be/WkMNg9TAw_w https://youtu.be/OeuU7jhoYNg Season 38, Episode 23, Program 3123 Air Dates: March 12-18, 2023 & September 10-16, 2023 When to watch on Texas PBS stations: https://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/tv/tvwhere.phtml

PBS Show - Student Archery, Yoga Hike, Fish & Oyster Advocate


Episode 22, Season 38 of Texas Parks & Wildlife, a weekly PBS series about the great outdoors. School sports teach teamwork, focus, and discipline, and archery in school is no different. Follow a team of student archers from San Antonio on their journey to compete in the state finals tournament. Stretch your idea of park activities with a yoga hike. Meet a biologist taking a leadership role in ensuring fish and oyster populations remain healthy for the future. Chapters: Intro - 00:00 Student Archery - 1:20 Yoga Hike - 16:37 Perry Trial, Fish & Oyster Advocate - 19:50 Big Bend Mountains and Clouds - 24:55 Stories from this episode: https://youtu.be/JsgC_sxVGK8 https://youtu.be/u-LoFKS_vXY https://youtu.be/x6IRJZtCiRs https://youtu.be/ngR85u4c9Ko Season 38, Episode 22, Program 3122 Air Dates: March 5-11, 2023 & September 3-9, 2023 When to watch on Texas PBS stations: https://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/tv/tvwhere.phtml

PBS Show - Outdoor Friends, Goose Island & Aquatic Habitat Helper


Episode 21, Season 38 of Texas Parks & Wildlife, a weekly PBS series about the great outdoors. From the brush country of South Texas to the mountains of West Texas, meet two women whose outdoor interests are as different as the landscapes. Feel the Gulf breezes and listen to the lapping water at Goose Island State Park north of Corpus Christi. Meet a passionate protector of native fish and the rivers and streams where they live. Chapters: Intro - 00:00 Outdoor Friends (A Natural Connection) - 1:20 Goose Island State Park - 13:05 Megan Bean, Aquatic Habitat Helper - 18:17 Flora and Fauna of Brazos Bend - 23:56 Stories from this episode: https://youtu.be/sFOyAB7d1d0 https://youtu.be/Th7BPSV3Re0 https://youtu.be/71pwbHhYhRk https://youtu.be/WP_A9FTxwvg Season 38, Episode 21, Program 3121 Air Dates: February 26 - March 4, 2023 & August 27 - September 2, 2023 When to watch on Texas PBS stations: https://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/tv/tvwhere.phtml

PBS Show - Park History, Fisheries Hall of Famer & Lake Casa Blanca


The State Parks Board was created in 1923, making 2023 the 100th year of Texas’ park system. Learn about the history of our treasured parklands, and some hopes and plans for the next century of state parks. Meet the latest inductee in the Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame. And watch the birds and rippling waves from the pier at Lake Casa Blanca International State Park. Chapters: Intro - 00:00 History of Texas State Parks - 1:20 Gary Klein, Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame - 16:20 Rachael Harryman, Administrative Assistant - 20:41 Lake Casa Blanca State Park - 24:17 Stories from this episode: https://youtu.be/Pyb0rpxfR_E https://youtu.be/Br6ISA_8Fi4 https://youtu.be/t6hiv2BYtYU https://youtu.be/0fBRyh8XHUA Season 38, Episode 20, Program 3120 Air Dates: February 19-25, 2023 & August 20-26, 2023 When to watch on Texas PBS stations: https://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/tv/tvwhere.phtml

PBS Show - Retired Tire Fort, Gator Guardians & Buescher State Park


Join a team of first-time fort builders as they get together to construct a unique, nature-inspired play structure from recycled tires. Meet a game warden father and his biology professor son who monitor alligators and their ecosystem at Brazos Bend State Park. See how Buescher State Park offers a shady escape for hikers, bikers, and others looking for a Central Texas getaway. Chapters: Intro - 00:00 Retired Tire Fort (Snake Rattle & Roll) - 1:20 Gator Guardians - 11:33 Buescher State Park - 16:31 Park Rangers at a Distance - 19:36 Copper Breaks State Park - 24:10 Stories from this episode: https://youtu.be/rxf6aisV4cY https://youtu.be/H_TWWegyLFA https://youtu.be/yKl1bv2lu-U https://youtu.be/yKl1bv2lu-U https://youtu.be/PiIvpnQzi8U https://youtu.be/s50yFCOq1x0 Season 38, Episode 19, Program 3119 Air Dates: February 12-18, 2023 & August 13-19, 2023 When to watch on Texas PBS stations: https://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/tv/tvwhere.phtml

PBS Show - Walk Across Texas, South Llano River & Surfing Corpus Christi


Dave Roberts didn’t know much about Texas, so he decided to weave across it entirely on foot, camping at state parks along the way. Visit a Hill Country park that offers tubing and fishing on the South Llano, and hiking and biking in the hills around it. Grab your board and hang ten in Corpus Christi. We join some surfers to find out why they like to ride the waves in this coastal community. Chapters: Intro - 00:00 A Walk Across Texas - 1:20 South Llano River State Park - 13:44 Corpus Surfers (Texas Point Break) - 17:55 Ted Hollingsworth, Land Conservation - 20:20 Winter at Lake Mineral Wells - 24:27 Stories from this episode: https://youtu.be/NCMEGJQi_4I https://youtu.be/2Y4rAFncpy8 https://youtu.be/QKPScBFV1dk https://youtu.be/O9oXAb7QPbE https://youtu.be/gm4ILxDuCfY Season 38, Episode 18, Program 3118 Air Dates: February 5-11, 2023 & August 6-12, 2023 When to watch on Texas PBS stations: https://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/tv/tvwhere.phtml

PBS Show - Blue Sucker, Galveston Island & Green Turtle Rescuers


Travel the Colorado River with biologists searching for a rare native fish, the blue sucker. From the surf and dunes of the Gulf to the bay side’s quiet marsh and native prairie, Galveston Island State Park holds a lot to discover. As green sea turtles show up on Texas beaches in larger numbers than ever, a network of people step in to rescue stuck or stranded turtles. Chapters: Intro - 00:00 In Search of The Blue Sucker - 1:20 Galveston Island State Park - 9:07 Green Turtle Rescuers - 13:28 Cayley Birchfield, Leader in Diversity & Inclusion - 19:57 Galveston Island Beach to Bay - 24:38 Stories from this episode: https://youtu.be/eZM3wPVK2NU https://youtu.be/L97OdosHUGs https://youtu.be/q7ekubGbVaU https://youtu.be/lPDdMZYDKWU https://youtu.be/zyqr6oFrZvA Season 38, Episode 17, Program 3117 Air Dates: January 29 - February 4, 2023, July 30 - August 5, 2023 When to watch on Texas PBS stations: https://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/tv/tvwhere.phtml

PBS Show - Famous Park Trees, Caddo Lake & Collegiate Camper


Famous Trees of Texas State Parks From majestic oaks to towering cypress, our state parks contain many remarkable trees. Three of them have risen to such a level of historical importance that they have been included on the Texas A&M Forest Service’s Famous Trees of Texas Registry. Get to know a few of the state park system’s most famous trees and see what makes them special. Caddo Lake State Park Straddling the Texas-Louisiana border, swampy Caddo Lake in Northeast Texas has an unusual history and an enduring air of mystery. And Caddo Lake State Park is the ideal gateway to exploring the fascinating lake. From Campus to Camper While most park hosts are retired folks with lots of free time, Palo Duro Canyon’s youngest host keeps a very full schedule. By being a volunteer, Lindsay Stroup found a way to save money on housing while attending college. Postcard From Texas: Lakeside at Isle du Bois Time at the lake means different things to everyone. Enjoy a lakeside tent site, a good book, or some swimming in the water at the Isle du Bois unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park. Chapters: Intro - 00:00 Famous Trees of Texas State Parks - 1:20 Caddo Lake State Park - 14:00 From Campus to Camper - 18:33 Lakeside at Isle du Bois - 24:08 Stories from this episode: https://youtu.be/o5l9OX62D8M https://youtu.be/rrYD6wy3nhw https://youtu.be/xe3pVBnIgIs https://youtu.be/jldlNEuCB0k Season 38, Episode 16, Program 3116 Air Dates: January 22-28, 2023 & July 23-29, 2023 When to watch on Texas PBS stations: https://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/tv/tvwhere.phtml

PBS Show - Famous Park Trees, Caddo Lake & Collegiate Camper


From majestic oak to towering cypress, get to know a few of the state park system’s most famous trees and see what makes them special. Visit the state park gateway to Caddo Lake and explore its rich history and swampy mystery. See how Palo Duro Canyon’s youngest park host found a way to save money on housing while attending college. Chapters: Intro - 00:00 Famous Trees of Texas State Parks - 1:20 Caddo Lake State Park - 14:00 From Campus to Camper - 18:33 Lakeside at Isle du Bois - 24:08 Stories from this episode: https://youtu.be/o5l9OX62D8M https://youtu.be/rrYD6wy3nhw https://youtu.be/xe3pVBnIgIs https://youtu.be/jldlNEuCB0k Season 38, Episode 16, Program 3116 Air Dates: January 22-28, 2023 & July 23-29, 2023 When to watch on Texas PBS stations: https://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/tv/tvwhere.phtml

PBS Show - Jetty Fishing, Shrimp Science & Trailer Camera


Grab a fishing pole and head to a coastal jetty. You’re sure to meet other anglers, and you never know what will be biting. Introduced diseases could pose a threat to native shrimp and an entire industry. See how anglers can help keep Texas shrimp stocks healthy. Meet a man who takes the scale of photography back a century or two, crafting a large camera from a trailer he tows to scenic parks. Chapters: Intro - 00:00 Jetty Fishing - 1:20 Fishing Tips, Saltwater Tacklebox - 5:21 Shrimp Science - 7:28 Balmorhea Fun - 13:37 The Trailer Camera - 15:40 South Padre Island Waves - 24:31 Stories from this episode: https://youtu.be/nydcrYqlM-g https://youtu.be/rKb6DrfPLuc https://youtu.be/x2aWIRCSjaY https://youtu.be/C9gaAb1Zpxk https://youtu.be/_Kqqx_7CZSo https://youtu.be/pL9GiuzcPo4 Season 38, Episode 15, Program 3115 Air Dates: January 15-21, 2023 & July 16-22, 2023 When to watch on Texas PBS stations: https://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/tv/tvwhere.phtml

PBS Show - Saving Skimmers, Paddling Goliad & Counting Catches


Learn about efforts underway to save one of the most threatened coastal birds in Texas, the black skimmer. Goliad State Park & Historic Site is known for its connection to history. It also has a connection to the San Antonio River as part of the Goliad Paddling Trail. Fisheries biologists like to know what anglers are after, and one way they do that is called a creel survey. Chapters: Intro - 00:00 Saving Black Skimmers - 1:20 Paddling Goliad - 11:40 Counting Catches (A Creel Survey) - 14:32 Will Hunt For Food - 17:17 Palo Pinto Mountains State Park - 24:03 Stories from this episode: https://youtu.be/RuOjfvOfIQc https://youtu.be/kE_ikUmWbSI https://youtu.be/XmwezZbtQww https://youtu.be/UMImz9AILB0 https://youtu.be/YasRy5YJNk8 Season 38, Episode 14, Program 3114 Air Dates: January 8-14, 2023 & July 9-15, 2023 When to watch on Texas PBS stations: https://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/tv/tvwhere.phtml

PBS Show - Crab Trap Cleanup, Bastrop Birds & Bobcats in the City


Find out how an annual cleanup of lost and abandoned crab traps in our coastal bays and waterways helps save crabs and other sea life. Meet some birders flocking to Bastrop as the city embraces their birds and nature tourism opportunities. And see what researchers are learning about how bobcats live and move within our urban spaces, with little conflict and almost without notice. Chapters: Intro - 00:00 Crab Trap Cleanup - 1:20 Bringing Birds to Bastrop - 7:15 Studying Urban Bobcats - 11:07 Somerville Wildflowers - 24:41 Stories from this episode: https://youtu.be/Mb2am-BNeRs https://youtu.be/UoH3JiOGcfw https://youtu.be/0mbGhS9ZNhQ https://youtu.be/XnyVUc6wICs Season 38, Episode 13, Program 3113 Air Dates: January 1-7, 2023 & July 2-8, 2023 When to watch on Texas PBS stations: https://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/tv/tvwhere.phtml

PBS Show - Crane Science, Cleburne State Park & Butterfly Boosters


Follow along as biologists track endangered whooping cranes to learn how to better protect this species. Visit a park southwest of Fort Worth built by the Civilian Conservation Corps and explore the limestone bluffs and wooded hillsides surrounding its quiet lake. Some fragile flying insects bring beauty and business to Texas each year. Meet some folks who look out for our butterflies. Chapters: Intro - 00:00 Whooping Crane Science - 1:20 Cleburne State Park - 10:34 Butterfly Boosters - 14:18 Along the Jetty - 24:13 Stories from this episode: https://youtu.be/oPjPmdVf36k https://youtu.be/ce1w6f46Iwc https://youtu.be/tQJtUbUNDTc https://youtu.be/X_q24KBQ-SI Season 38, Episode 12, Program 3112 Air Dates: December 25-31, 2022 & June 25 - July 1, 2023 When to watch on Texas PBS stations: https://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/tv/tvwhere.phtml

PBS Show - Motorcycling Across Texas, Fort Parker & Dove Hunting


Join two friends traversing Texas from east to west on motorcycles, and follow their adventure as they journey from the state’s lowest elevation to its highest. Visit Fort Parker, on the Navasota River, and enjoy a tranquil setting for camping, hiking, biking and fishing. Follow a family in the Rio Grande Valley enjoying a day in the field on a dove hunt. Chapters: Intro - 00:00 Motorcycle Across Texas (Lone Star Way Up) - 1:20 Fort Parker State Park - 10:33 Dove Hunting in Los Palomas - 16:25 Laguna Madre Sunset - 23:48 Stories from this episode: https://youtu.be/HEZPVp26T1Y https://youtu.be/LqNSFq9jRtQ https://youtu.be/vh7vqfHVepI https://youtu.be/cS8v3D8zkD0 Season 38, Episode 11 (Program 3111) Air Dates: December 18-24, 2022 & June 18-24, 2023 When to watch on Texas PBS stations: https://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/tv/tvwhere.phtml

PBS Show - Parrot Patrol, Goose Island Pier & Mule Deer Science


Threatened by habitat loss and the pet trade, red-crowned parrots have found a home in South Texas. Follow along as researchers try to count flocks of birds and learn more about them. Spend some time on Goose Island State Park’s quarter-mile-long fishing pier and see what takes the bait. Learn how researchers are teaming up to take a look at mule deer populations in the Texas Panhandle. Chapters: Intro - 00:00 Parrot Patrol - 1:20 Goose Island Pier - 9:53 Mule Deer Science - 13:26 Honey Creek Headwaters - 23:47 Stories from this episode: https://youtu.be/fPOsNB0kmgw https://youtu.be/L6nvHJqbKAE https://youtu.be/pU4-Hw-l_zY https://youtu.be/BJZJpUOnKss Season 38, Episode 10, Program 3110 Air Dates: December 11- 17, 2022 & June 11- 17, 2023 When to watch on Texas PBS stations: https://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/tv/tvwhere.phtml

PBS Show - Retriever On Trial, Longhorn Cavern & Neighborhood Fishing


Learn what it takes to train a top-level hunting dog and watch the action as these top dogs are put to the test. Take a deep dive into Longhorn Cavern and explore a place rich in both interesting history and fascinating geology. See how going fishing in stocked ponds and lakes is an affordable way to get the family out of the house and get kids excited about the outdoors. Chapters: Intro - 00:00 Ruby The Retriever - 1:20 Shooting Safety (Zone of Fire) - 10:20 Neighborhood Fishing (Casting Call) - 12:20 Longhorn Cavern State Park - 20:46 High Winds on the High Plains - 24:54 Stories from this episode: https://youtu.be/4wY58LwCYZw https://youtu.be/y1VWIQaM2bo https://youtu.be/0b4__TV4JRw https://youtu.be/Cte99HiF4UE https://youtu.be/m0lL7tBsRKM Season 38, Episode 09, Program 3109 Air Dates: December 4-10, 2022 & June 4-10, 2023 When to watch on Texas PBS stations: https://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/tv/tvwhere.phtml

PBS Show - Hundred-Mile Hike, Wagley Ranch & Monarch Motel


Follow along as a young adventurer tackles her first long-distance hike on the longest trail in Texas, and feel her triumphs as well as her aching feet. Visit the Wagley Ranch, in Palo Pinto County, where endangered birds in hillside woodlands are right at home with a cattle herd on native grasslands. See how migrating monarchs turn a grove of oak trees into a magical monarch motel. Chapters: Intro - 00:00 Hundred-Mile Hike - 1:20 Wagley Ranch - 18:23 Manchaca Monarch Motel - 23:00 Lakeside at Somerville - 25:26 Stories from this episode: https://youtu.be/BQWzZOH0ASE https://youtu.be/BQWzZOH0ASE https://youtu.be/nuXqyBa7Vz8 https://youtu.be/-asXaAfGezw Season 38, Episode 08, Program 3108 Air Dates: November 27 - December 3, 2022 & May 28 - June 3, 2023 When to watch on Texas PBS stations: https://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/tv/tvwhere.phtml

PBS Show - Bird Island, Ebel Grasslands & San Angelo State Park


Meet the people saving an eroding island for nesting birds, in honor of a past protector. Texas’ tall grass prairies have mostly disappeared, but the Ebel family is working to restore their piece of prairie to what it once was. Travel to San Angelo State Park where wide-open spaces abound and where visitors can hike, bike, or gallop across more than 50 miles of trails. Chapters: Intro - 00:00 Bird Island (Shrinking Sundown) - 1:20 Ebel Grasslands Ranch - 9:06 San Angelo Sate Park - 13:35 Managing The Martins - 17:47 San Angelo State Park - 25:05 Stories from this episode: https://youtu.be/E3Z7GgLlPNA https://youtu.be/XMIgyAsyomQ https://youtu.be/0lzvdnwfCCA https://youtu.be/_SC7Mny5dQI https://youtu.be/CVvmEmtEMVI Season 38, Episode 07, Program 3107 Air Dates: November 20-26, 2022 & May 21-27, 2023 When to watch on Texas PBS stations: https://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/tv/tvwhere.phtml

PBS Show - Seed Collectors, Wuest Ranch & Sparrow Searchers


Learn how plant experts collect seeds to help propagate rare plants and protect our natural heritage. Visit a Hill Country ranch where a subterranean discovery became a nature tourism magnet, and where ranching operations care for resources above and below the ground. Follow a survey of grassland birds near Marfa that is part of an effort to document dwindling habitat from Canada to Mexico. Chapters: Intro - 00:00 Seed Collectors - 1:20 Wuest Ranch - 5:18 Mission Reach Paddling Trail - 9:03 Searching For Desert Sparrows - 12:52 Huntsville State Park - 19:55 Wuest Ranch Turkeys 24:02 Stories from this episode: https://youtu.be/8gThZv05lOA https://youtu.be/TMpTcaX7ldI https://youtu.be/Z9jMaN1nU4c https://youtu.be/LYGHA7z5Ds8 https://youtu.be/BkGG1bQ0wOI https://youtu.be/IyYTAEBTTE0 Season 38, Episode 06, Program 3106 Air Dates: November 13- 19, 2022 & May 14-20, 2023 When to watch on Texas PBS stations: https://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/tv/tvwhere.phtml

PBS Show - Saving Sharks, Indian Springs & Parks on the Air


Sharks are under threat from a global appetite and unregulated fishing. See how biologists study shark health and behavior in the Gulf of Mexico. Visit a ranch in the Panhandle that preserves delicate grasslands, springs, and a long human history within its scenic hills and canyons. Some visit parks to escape technology, but a few folks like to bring it along and do a little broadcasting. Chapters: Intro - 0:00 Save Our Sharks (SOS) - 1:20 Indian Springs Cattle Company - 9:48 Parks on the Air - 14:13 Crazy Ants Invade - 16:19 Indian Springs Ranch Vistas - 24:11 Stories from this episode: https://youtu.be/hirXPmUeW1A https://youtu.be/Ly473fLeyTg https://youtu.be/XyHb5A96qpg https://youtu.be/E1sN1xBKRB8 https://youtu.be/BJjPolXpqHI Season 38, Episode 05, Program 3105 Air Dates: November 6-12, 2022 & May 7- 13, 2023 When to watch on Texas PBS stations: https://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/tv/tvwhere.phtml

PBS Show - Bee Folks, Coastal Prairie Protectors & Fort Boggy


Meet a couple who wanted a property where they could ride their bikes, but who have become habitat creators for native bees and butterflies. Travel to a ranch in the southeastern part of the state where cattle-raising and coastal prairie conservation are a family affair. Take a trip to shady Fort Boggy State Park, where primitive camping and fancy cabin glamping are both available to visitors. Chapters: Intro - 00:00 Creating Bee Habitats - 1:20 Grahmann Family Ranches (Coastal Prairie Protectors) - 9:11 Fort Boggy State Park - 15:07 Oyster Shell Recycling (Back to the Bay) - 20:02 Spooky Vultures - 24:11 Stories from this episode: https://youtu.be/rGRqeN3PCNw https://youtu.be/WelDU3azJpg https://youtu.be/yrI3TnmHklg https://youtu.be/cuO6Bx83rDU https://youtu.be/xGnKiKStFEk Season 38, Episode 04, Program 3104 Air Dates: October 30 - November 5, 2022 & April 30 - May 6, 2023 When to watch on Texas PBS stations: https://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/tv/tvwhere.phtml

PBS Show - Feral Pig Cook-Off, Quail Ranch & Kickapoo Cavern


See how some South Texans have come up with a tasty way of tackling the feral pig problem. Visit the Quail Ranch, where an energy company is restoring grassland habitat in the Permian Basin, benefitting prairie dogs, burrowing owls, and other wildlife. And take a trip to Kickapoo Cavern, where visitors can get away from it all, watch a bat flight, and maybe even spot an endangered songbird. Chapters: Intro - 00:00 Going Hog Wild - 1:20 Quail Ranch - 8:25 Texas Clipper, An Ocean Oasis - 11:40 Kickapoo Cavern State Park - 22:21 A Day at Blue Hole - 23:34 Stories from this episode: https://youtu.be/uY0qx3xHGzU https://youtu.be/x9CeWvPZ3Ds https://youtu.be/AmGBWi9CohM https://youtu.be/Ab8G4phRuAE https://youtu.be/vEwq3DKaRSw Season 38, Episode 03, Program 3103 Air Dates: October 23-29, 2022 & April 23-29, 2023 When to watch on Texas PBS stations: https://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/tv/tvwhere.phtml

PBS Show - White Bass, High Plains Grassland & Big Spring


Tag along on a family outing and see how springtime is the ideal time to fish for white bass in Texas rivers and streams. Meet a veterinarian in Hereford who takes care of animals when he isn’t taking care of his family’s land, restoring grasslands and playas for healthy wildlife and water supplies. And take in the grand view from the high West Texas hilltop known today as Big Spring State Park. Chapters: Intro - 00:00 Catching White Bass on the Neches River (Fun on the Run) - 1:20 Tierra de Esperanza (High Plains Grasslands) - 6:34 Texas Clipper, Final Port of Call - 10:52 Big Spring State Park - 21:41 Warbler Woods - 24:57 Stories from this episode: https://youtu.be/UZEgLGSHqxc https://youtu.be/F-dsi-kfKB0 https://youtu.be/ZbEXpa__dPY https://youtu.be/NWL8UrrSTjk https://youtu.be/fkBN7_Kj05g Season 38, Episode 02, Program 3102 Air Dates: October16-22, 2022 & April 16-22, 2023 When to watch on Texas PBS stations: https://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/tv/tvwhere.phtml

PBS Show - Armored Invasion, Lake Somerville & Beneficial Wetlands


Dive into the San Marcos River to learn how spearfishing may be our best defense against an introduced aquarium fish. Visit Lake Somerville, where two parks are joined by a 13-mile wilderness trail, traveled by families, fitness buffs and horseback riders. And see how a man-made wetland near Dallas cleans water while teaching the next generation about nature. Chapters: Intro - 00:00 Fighting an Armored Invasion - 1:20 Lake Somerville State Park - 9:41 John Bunker Sands Wetland Center (Beneficial Wetlands) - 15:23 Tyler State Park - 21:33 Stories from this episode: https://youtu.be/P3kcQqu5c1M https://youtu.be/DgDpZO3vJw0 https://youtu.be/W8CcPCn6nfY https://youtu.be/u17dG3R9Zuc Season 38, Episode 01, Program 3101 Air Dates: October 9-15, 2022 & April 9-15, 2023 When to watch on Texas PBS stations: https://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/tv/tvwhere.phtml

PBS Show - Bears Go Home, Animals on Camera, Mountain Trail-Builder - #3026


Program 3026, Air Dates April 3-9, 2022 & October 2-8, 2022 Bears Go Home, Animals on Camera, Mountain Trail-Builder Bears Go Home A mother black bear is killed in Del Rio, making an orphan of her cub, while a second bear is rescued from other perils. Both bears are rehabilitated at a wildlife rescue facility in New Mexico and returned to Texas in a much safer spot to roam—Devils River State Natural Area. Watching for Wildlife Monitoring wildlife is important to maintaining the health of an ecosystem. At Ray Roberts Lake State Park, Daniel Rios uses trail cameras to keep an eye on the park and the animals that live there. These cameras offer an amazing view of the wildlife and their habitats, as long as rangers can keep the raccoons from stealing them. Acres of Access There are now over a million acres of public hunting lands in Texas. Take a look at one of the state’s newest wildlife management areas, where licensed hunters can access land for a dove hunting experience. The Trailblazer We meet a trail building legend in El Paso. The Franklin Mountain range is the largest sustained mountain range in Texas, and it has some of the best mountain biking trails in the state. We’ll meet the man that has built many of those trails, and he’s doing it at the spry age of seventy-nine. Postcard From Texas Hike the South Rim Trail of Big Bend National Park with some friends and enjoy some of the grandest vistas anywhere.