Patrick McMillan stands in a grass field alongside a river. | From "Expeditions with Patrick McMillan"

Can We Save The Florida Scrub?

One of the most unique and fascinating places on the planet is also one of the most endangered. Legless lizards that swim through the sand, giant Indigo Snakes, burrowing tortoises and brilliant jays all depend on this fragments of scrub that remain. Join Patrick as he explores whether a collaboration of science and will can save the scrub.

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California, An Ecological Island

California is by far our most diverse state. It's a hotbed for diversity and relicts from the past. How do you generate such diversity, how has it been maintained and what can we learn from California's geologic history? Join Patrick for a look at the coasts, scrublands, deserts and mountains of San Diego County.

  • 2020-08-12T11:30:00-07:00
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  • 2020-09-07T10:30:00-07:00

California - Hope, Survival and Resilience

Condors, Elephant Seals, Sea Otters and Elk - mankind always seems to step in at the very last minute to save a species, to make a change. Join Patrick as he explores some of the most compelling stories of survival on the California coast.

  • 2020-08-13T11:30:00-07:00

Beringia, The Eternal Frontier

Moose, Grizzly Bears, and Bison are typical American animals, but their roots are in Asia. The wildlife of our continent was largely shaped by the land bridge of Beringia. Join Patrick for an unforgettable look at the remnants of Beringian Alaska - an eternal frontier.

  • 2020-08-14T11:30:00-07:00

Reshaping The Arctic

Like it or not, change has come to the Arctic. Join Patrick as he explores the connections the Arctic has to your backyard and the impact that the dramatic changes happening today might have on our lives.

  • 2020-08-17T11:30:00-07:00

The Rice Kingdom

It was rice that built wealth in South Carolina - vast project of converting swamps to fields that was abandoned in the early 20th century. These fields have reverted to one of the most spectacular natural treasures in the South - havens for wildlife and wildflowers. Sometimes man's alterations can have positive consequences.

  • 2020-08-18T11:30:00-07:00

Arizona's Sky Islands

When you think of southern Arizona you probably don't think about prairies, moist Sycamore and maple forests, or lush oak and pine forests, but they are a huge part of southern Arizona. Join Patrick as he explores the unexpected and unusual diversity found in Arizona's sky islands.

  • 2020-08-19T11:30:00-07:00

Arizona, A Border Or Barrier?

Much of the diversity of southern Arizona is more Mexican than American. Political borders are changing biological movements and frontiers. Join Patrick as he explores the Mexican connection of American wildlife and challenges they face due to the border fence.

  • 2020-08-20T11:30:00-07:00

Blue Ridge, The Heart of the Eastern Forest

The Southern Blue Ridge escarpment is often overlooked for the loftier peaks of the Appalachian spine but they are the diverse and resilient center of the eastern Deciduous forest. Join Patrick for an unforgettable journey through the "Blue Wall" of South Carolina.

  • 2020-08-21T11:30:00-07:00

Blue Ridge, A Crucible of Life

The Southern Blue Ridge escarpment has served as a refuge for life during changing climates in the past and can serve as a resilient landscape in the face of changes happening today. Join Patrick for a journey through the gorges that serve as a crucible of life during change.

  • 2020-08-24T11:30:00-07:00

The Great Plains, An Ever-Changing Tapestry

Nebraska may not be your first choice for a summer vacation, but if you love wildlife you might want to reconsider. This is the heart of the Great Plains, the heartland of the continent that is tied to every corner and every life. Join Patrick on an unforgettable voyage of discovery through this immense sea of grass as he explores the ever-changing tapestry of the Great Plains.

  • 2020-08-25T11:30:00-07:00

Ghosts of the Plains

McMillan journeys into the prairie with researchers trying to change the fate of prairie dogs, black-footed ferrets, kit foxes and others on the verge of extinction. Are we doomed to repeat the mistakes of the 19th century?

  • 2020-08-26T11:30:00-07:00

Grassy Balds, The Heart of Roan

In this episode, McMillan explores one of nature's greatest riddles: Roan Mountain's grassy balds, vast treeless grasslands home to several rare and endangered species.

  • 2020-08-27T11:30:00-07:00

The Rite of Spring

Every spring, thousands of species participate in rituals with a single goal in mind: breeding. Birds migrate huge distances from wintering grounds. Frogs, each with their own unique voice, call from wetlands. Deer and elk battle with antlers as weapons. McMillan and guests explore the amazing, and often bizarre rituals, of many creatures across the continent and right outside your back door.

  • 2020-08-28T11:30:00-07:00

Cape Romain - Threatened By Change

This is a very special bit of land, it is a destination for millions... of visiting animals! Dolphins, sea turtles, Seabirds, shorebirds, even Piping Plovers, Curlew and Red Knots use this place. Most stay for part of the year and then move on to other lands but without this place of refuge they may not survive. This is a place where humans are only visitors too. Join Patrick as he explores Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge a safe Harbor for visitors and a land that, despite being protected, is increasingly threatened by change.

  • 2020-09-02T11:30:00-07:00

Grandfather Mountain, Island in the Sky

The lofty peaks of the Blue Ridge rise like islands in the sky. They provide unique habitats that act as ecological islands generating diversity and preserving fragments of the past. No peak has a more prominent position or poignant story than this one. Join Patrick as he takes a unique look at a very familiar place, Grandfather Mountain.

  • 2020-09-08T11:30:00-07:00

The ACE Basin, A Coastal Treasure

During a time when development reigns supreme in the Southeast, few places still exist where wild areas are conserved intact. With over 350,000 acres of protected land, the ACE Basin of South Carolina offers one of the best and largest pieces of protected land on the Atlantic coast. A unique management plan involving government agencies, private organizations and landowners has resulted in this huge protected area. Join Patrick as he explores the seaside habitats and weltlands of the magnificent ACE Basin.

  • 2020-09-09T11:30:00-07:00