Cougars, Mountain Lions, and Panthers!

Cougars, mountain lions, and panthers? What are the differences, or are they the same species? Join me as we travel from Florida to Arizona, Wyoming, and Texas, and then even to Connecticut and New York following the story of these big, elusive cats, the fourth largest in the world.

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A mountain lion in mountains of the western United States. Photo by Larry Moats, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

 

This week’s new Walk in the Park TV episode (#65) shows on Ithaca, NY’s public access channel 13 (or 97.3). Cablecasts begin this evening (Thursday, 2/19/15) at 9:00 and will continue on Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 each day; and finally next Tuesday, March 24,2015, at 8:00 p.m.

Or watch it online right here!

Journey to Big Bend

In this episode of Walk in the Park TV (#46), Tony travels to Texas, first to visit Big Bend National Park along the Rio Grande in the Chihuahuan Desert and the Chisos Mountains of southwest Texas. See this episode on Ithaca, NY’s public access channel 13 (see the schedule below) or watch it right here on this page, below.

Chisos Mountains in Big Bend National Park, Texas

Chisos Mountains in Big Bend National Park, Texas

He also visits Historic Fort Stockton which was manned by African American “Buffalo Soldiers” following the Civil War, during the war against the Comanches, Apaches, and other Indian nations in the campaign to conquer the Southwest and secure the southernmost wagon train route to California.

Historic Fort Stockton, Texas

Historic Fort Stockton, Texas

Then Tony camps in the Texas Hill Country west of San Antonio, spending several days at the birdwatching hot spot South Llano River State Park in Junction, TX. There he sees many birds new to him, including the painted bunting, and has an encounter with a rattlesnake! See all the Walk in the Park TV episodes and more online here.

Painted Bunting in South Llano River State Park, Junction, Texas. Birding, bird watching.

Painted Bunting in South Llano River State Park, Junction, Texas

Watch the ¬†half hour show right here….

Or catch it on Ithaca, NY’s public access cable TV channel 13 this Saturday and Sunday (April 27 & 28) at 10:30 a.m., and next Tuesday (April 30) at 8:00 p.m. The video quality on your TV will be better than in this online version.