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Expeditions with Patrick McMillan

Website: http://www.clemson.edu/expeditions

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Naturalist, author, educator and Emmy-winning host Dr. Patrick McMillan embarks on exotic and fascinating adventures throughout North and South America EXPEDITIONS WITH PATRICK MCMILLAN. The 13-part series overflows with compelling wildlife and wilderness footage captured in the United States and beyond. McMillian's passion and contagious enthusiasm for the natural world is evident as he journeys through gorges, immense seas of grass, deciduous forests, Arctic tundra and other ecologically rich destinations. This season, he treks through the wildlands of California, sees the remnants of a land bridge in Alaska and explores the ever-changing tapestry of the Great Plains, among many other voyages of discovery.

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  • Frogs - Spring's Symphony In Peril

    How many youngsters become fascinated with nature by playing in mud puddles catching tadpoles and frogs? I did. Today, all around the globe, these harbingers of spring are disappearing at an alarming rate. Join Patrick in a race across the region, through the seasons, and against time, to uncover the most secretive, strange, and seldom seen frogs in the Southeast.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 5/7/2016 to 5/6/2019
  • South Texas - The Border

    How important is the border region to the ebb and flow of life in your backyard? How important is it to our natural heritage? Do the birds you enjoy or the waterfowl you pursue need this place to survive? Join Patrick as he explores the connections to your backyard on the volatile border region of South Texas.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 5/7/2016 to 5/6/2019
  • The Clemson Forest - A Backyard Bounty of Life

    How important is your suburban woodland or even your backyard to the ecology of the continent and the globe? The Clemson Experimental Forest is over 17,000 acres of woodland and pastoral agricultural land surrounded by a suburban and agricultural landscape in the piedmont of South Carolina. It doesn't boast lofty summits, towering waterfalls or rushing rivers but it does contain a world-class diversity of plants and animals that is difficult to surpass in the highly modified piedmont landscape.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 5/7/2016 to 5/6/2019
  • The Clemson Forest - from Tragedy to Triumph

    Today, the Clemson Forest is over 17,000 acres of lovely, pristine-looking woodland and pastoral landscape nestled among suburban neighborhoods in the South Carolina piedmont. But this forest wasn't always so picturesque. Seventy years ago this landscape was an ecological disaster. Years of poor cotton farming practice led to dramatic erosion and hardly a tree grew in this now verdant setting. Join Patrick as he explores the unique and rare plants and animals and the changes that led from catastrophe to the restoration of the vibrant world-class ecosystem and working outdoor classroom that is the Clemson Forest.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 5/7/2016 to 5/6/2019
  • The Longleaf Empire - Apalachicola National Forest

    The once vast Longleaf Pine woodlands once dominated the South with their green, open and grassy expanses. Today this is one of the rarest habitats on the planet reduced to just two percent of its historic extent. Join Patrick as he explores a land filled with some of the strangest plants and animals anywhere in the Apalchicola National Forest, a land kissed by fire.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 5/7/2016 to 5/6/2019
  • The Longleaf Empire - Francis Marion National Forest

    It seems that no matter where we look we can find evidence of man shaping the world around him, the world we consider "natural." Fire is essential for the existence of the longleaf pine woodland, one of the rarest and most interesting habitats on the planet. Join Patrick as he continues to explore the incredible and strange life that makes its home here in the heart of the longleaf empire in the Francis Marion National Forest.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 5/7/2016 to 5/6/2019

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