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Expeditions with Patrick McMillan

Website: http://www.clemson.edu/expeditions
Next Airing: Sat, Apr 11th, 2020 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV

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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.

Episodes:

  • 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.

    Next Airing: Sat, Apr 11th, 2020 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 5/7/2016 to 5/6/2022
  • California Superbloom - A World of Dramatic Change

    Once or twice in a lifetime the desert is transformed to a carpet of color and exuberant life. Join Patrick as he explores the deserts of California as they burst with life and color that is gone within weeks of appearing. This short-lived flush is critical to life in the desert. How do plants and animals survive in such a place and just how important is a superbloom to the continued survival of the desert?

    Next Airing: Sat, Apr 18th, 2020 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 1/7/2019 to 1/6/2022
  • Butterflies - Bringing Butterflies Home!

    Butterflies capture our imagination and our heart with their ephemeral beauty. Join Patrick as he explores the secret lives of butterflies and learn how to manage your landscape to bring these winged jewels into your yard and your life.

    Next Airing: Sat, Apr 25th, 2020 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 1/7/2019 to 1/6/2022
  • Sound - The Fullness of Nature, Part 1

    Sound is everywhere. It tells us where we are, what time of year it is, and what is around us. Can you imagine an early morning walk without the sounds of nature filling out the picture? Scientists use sounds to help us understand populations, behavior and even ecosystem health. Everyone, regardless of our physical challenges can help to contribute to the conservation of our shared world.

    Next Airing: Sat, May 2nd, 2020 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 1/7/2019 to 1/6/2022
  • Sound - The Fullness of Nature, Part 2

    Sound is everywhere. It tells us where we are, what time of year it is, and what is around us. Can you imagine an early morning walk without the sounds of nature filling out the picture? Scientists use sounds to help us understand populations, behavior and even ecosystem health. Everyone, regardless of our physical challenges can help to contribute to the conservation of our shared world.

    Next Airing: Sat, May 9th, 2020 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 1/7/2019 to 1/6/2022
  • The New River Valley - Ancient landscapes, Ancient Connections

    Ironically, the New River is one of the oldest rivers in the world. For millions and millions of years it has been charting a path through Appalachia. Join Patrick as he explores the unique life that has developed in this ancient valley right along with the traditional use and relationships of humans.

    Next Airing: Sat, May 16th, 2020 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 1/7/2019 to 1/6/2022
  • Jocassee - The Jewel of the Escarpment

    One of the last best places on earth - that's the designation given to this glistening, crystal clear lake and surrounding area by National Geographic. Jocassee is a place that is both well-known and still somewhat unexplored. Waterfalls, gorges, rare plants and animals as well as stunning scenery make this lake one of the most stunning places in the United States. Join Patrick as he explores this region, where he uncovers species that were first discovered for the eastern United States during the filming of this program.

    Next Airing: Sat, May 23rd, 2020 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 1/7/2019 to 1/6/2022
  • Gardening for Life - Transforming Your Landscape for Life

    Gardens are much more than a pretty place. They can be an oasis of life in all forms, preserving the nature that brings us so much value and an oasis for us spiritually. Join Patrick as he explores how your landscape can be transformed into a crucible of life. Patrick's changes at the South Carolina Botanical Garden have made a dramatic impact on the life there, where more than 200 bird species, 18 species of frogs and toads and thousands of species of insects now find a refuge.

    Next Airing: Sat, May 30th, 2020 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 1/7/2019 to 1/6/2022
  • Mountain Bogs - Threatened Heritage

    One of the most threatened ecosystems in the United States is the Southern Appalachian Mountain Bogs. These small wetlands support many unique and threatened species. The survival of these rare creatures relies on our management and understanding of these systems which are still very poorly understood. Join Patrick as he explores our mountain bogs in a race to understand this ecosystem on the edge.

    Next Airing: Sat, Jun 6th, 2020 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 1/7/2019 to 1/6/2022
  • Rediscovering Catesby's Carolina, Part 1

    We cannot understand the present without a clear understanding of the past. Mark Catesby journeyed to the Carolinas in 1722. The descriptions included in his book, the Natural History of Carolina, Georgia and the Bahama Islands seems outlandish considering the natural communities surrounding us today. Imagine a Carolina where bison, elk and wolves roam vast grasslands, where fire, set by humans shape the land and where Native Americans are still the dominant force managing the landscape. Understanding this world and the changes that humans have made during the past 300 years is critical to our preservation of the unique plants and animals that call Carolina home.

    Next Airing: Sat, Jun 13th, 2020 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 1/7/2019 to 1/6/2022
  • Rediscovering Catesby's Carolina, Part 2

    We cannot understand the present without a clear understanding of the past. Mark Catesby journeyed to the Carolinas in 1722. The descriptions included in his book, the Natural History of Carolina, Georgia and the Bahama Islands seems outlandish considering the natural communities surrounding us today. Imagine a Carolina where bison, elk and wolves roam vast grasslands, where fire, set by humans shape the land and where Native Americans are still the dominant force managing the landscape. Understanding this world and the changes that humans have made during the past 300 years is critical to our preservation of the unique plants and animals that call Carolina home.

    Next Airing: Sat, Jun 20th, 2020 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 1/7/2019 to 1/6/2022
  • 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: 00:26:25
    Usage rights: 5/7/2016 to 5/6/2022
  • South Texas - A Hint of the Tropics

    This is a place that few of us will ever visit. It's packed with biodiversity. Many of the plants and animals that are found here can be found no place else in the United States and their future is tied to a connection with Mexico, here on the border. Join Patrick as he explores a land of Green Jays and Plain Chachalacas in South Texas.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 5/7/2016 to 5/6/2022
  • 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 5/6/2022
  • 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 5/6/2022
  • 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 5/6/2022
  • 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 5/6/2022

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