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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.

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


Preview for the February 19-25, 2023 Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS Television show, #3120. Find out where to watch: https://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/tv/tvwhere.phtml

PBS SHOW- Jetty Fishing, Shrimp Science & Rolling 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.

PBS PREVIEW- Retired Tire Fort, Gator Guys & Buescher State Park


Preview for the February 12-18, 2023 Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS Television show, #3119. Find out where to watch: 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.

PBS PREVIEW- A Walk Across Texas, South Llano River, Corpus Surfers


Preview for the February 5-11, 2023 Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS Television show, #3118. Find out where to watch: https://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/tv/tvwhere.phtml

PBS SHOW- Crab Trap Cleanup, Birdy Bastrop & Bobcat 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.

PBS PREVIEW- Blue Sucker, Galveston Island, Green Turtle Team


Preview for the January 29- February 4, 2023, Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS Television show, #3117. Find out where to watch: https://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/tv/tvwhere.phtml

PBS PREVIEW- Famous Park Trees, Caddo Lake, Collegiate Camper


Preview for the January 22-28, 2023 Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS Television show, #3116. Find out where to watch: 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

PBS PREVIEW- Fishing the Jetties, Shrimp Science, Camera on Wheels


Preview for the January 15-21, 2023 Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS Television show, #3115. Find out where to watch: 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.

PBS PREVIEW- Skimmer Savers, Paddling Goliad, Counting Catches


Preview for the January 8-14, 2023 Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS Television show, #3114. Find out where to watch: 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.

PBS PREVIEW- Crab Trap Cleanup, Birdy Bastrop, Bobcats in the City


Preview for the January 1-7, 2023, Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS Television show, #3113. Find out where to watch: 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.

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


Preview for the December 25-31, 2022 Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS Television show, #3112. Find out where to watch: https://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/tv/tvwhere.phtml

PBS SHOW- Shrinking Sundown, Ebel Grasslands & San Angelo State Park


Meet the people saving an eroding island for nesting birds, in honor of a past protector. Texas’ tallgrass 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.

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.

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


Preview for the December 11- 17, 2022 Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS Television show, #3110. Find out where to watch: 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.

PBS Preview- Retriever on Trial, Longhorn Cavern, Fishing in the Neighborhood


Preview for the December 4-10, 2022 Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS Television show, #3109. Find out where to watch: 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.

PBS Preview- Hundred-Mile Hike, Wagley Ranch, Monarch Motel


Preview for the November 27-December 3, 2022 Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS Television show, #3108. Find out where to watch: https://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/tv/tvwhere.phtml

Postcard From Texas: A Day at Blue Hole


A summer day is much cooler at Wimberley’s Blue Hole Regional Park. #BlueHole #Wimberley