Archive for October 4th, 2010

TPW TV: October Highlights

Monday, October 4th, 2010

This is Passport to Texas

Non-game and game animals—and their habitat needs—get their due this month on the Texas Parks and Wildlife PBS TV series. Series producer, Don Cash has details.

One theme that runs throughout all of our topics is conservation of the resources, and people getting out and enjoying those resources. Take a couple of stories on horned lizards—an icon of Texas, everybody loves them. And, they’ve been disappearing, partly because, we have been losing the land where they live.

Well, the fire ant, pesticide use; those are probably compounding factors. The significant reason for the decline of the Texas horned lizard is habitat loss.

Later in the month we’re going to do a traditional squirrel hunt on a wildlife management area—they are just wonderful areas where we are preserving the land, conserving it, and restoring a lot of it to its native habitat. And as far as squirrel hunting goes, the Engeling WMA is just a great place to take your family and go squirrel hunting.

Let’s go quietly now, Macie. I have four daughters, and Macie is my outdoors person, so she likes to go and tromp out in the woods, as long as the bugs don’t bother her too much.

So, as always, a lot of different things in October, and catch it on your local PBS station.

Thanks Don.

That’s our show… we receive support from the Sport Fish and Wildlife Restoration Program…funded by your purchase of fishing and hunting equipment and motorboat fuel.

For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.