PBS December 22-28, 2013, #2210 - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]





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Published on Dec 4, 2013

Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS Show #2210
December 22-28, 2013

The Invaders
Caddo Lake in East Texas is just one example of how invasive plants are taking Texas by land and water. Are you unknowingly aiding the attack? Find out from the folks who are fighting to save aquatic habitats from this growing problem.

Wild Things: Bird Beaks
From cracking seeds to spearing fish, birds possess an amazing variety of beaks adapted for some very unique tasks.

What's in the Water
Take a look at conditions, both natural and man-made, that impact water quality along the Gulf. We will examine the infamous "Dead Zone," off Louisiana, how it occurs and what its effects are. Learn about harmful algal blooms, such as red tide, where and when they occur and what the public needs to know when they happen. We'll also look at how water pollution has led to fish consumption advisories for many coastal waters and the trends in coastal water quality. Part four of a six part series.

Lockhart State Park
Lockhart State Park was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps back in the 1930s. Along with numerous buildings, roads, and bridges, the men and women of the CCC also built a swimming pool that utilizes the spring water coming from a nearby creek. More recently, a nine-hole golf course was added.

Postcard From Texas
How can a mother tarantula not be proud of her babies, all 500 of them, as they emerge from their egg sack.

For stations and air times: http://www.tpwd.texas.gov/tv

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