Best of Expeditions with Patrick McMillan
Through the eyes of naturalist Patrick McMillan, the world becomes exotic and fascinating. You will be amazed by the discoveries awaiting around the world and in your backyard.
Best of Expeditions with Patrick McMillan Previous Broadcasts
Clemson Forest (Pt.1) - The Value of Suburban Woodland (Episode #210)
KQED World: Tue, Dec 27, 2011 -- 6:00 AM
How important is your suburban woodland, 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. Join Patrick as he explores this remarkable working forest to in search of vibrant neo-tropical migrant songbirds, shorebirds, rare woodland plants and other strange and seldom seen inhabitants of a forest ecosystem that is not that different from your own backyard
- KQED World: Tue, Dec 27, 2011 -- 9:00 AM
The Valdivian Rainforest (Pt. 2)- Connecting the Far Corners of the World (Episode #209)
KQED World: Tue, Dec 20, 2011 -- 6:00 AM
Few reptiles can compete with the tortoise for sheer charm and charisma. But what at first seems to be a cute benign little creature turns out to be one of the architects of arid land ecology. Join Patrick as he travels to the sandhills of Aiken and Jasper County and the deserts of California in search of the rare Gopher Tortoise and its close relative the Desert Tortoise. You'll be amazed not only by the tortoise, but also how these remarkable creatures enrich their ecosystem and in many ways support the habitat.
- KQED World: Tue, Dec 20, 2011 -- 9:00 AM
The Valdivian Rainforest (Pt. 1) - The World Turned Upside Down (Episode #208)
KQED World: Tue, Dec 13, 2011 -- 6:00 AM
The limestone of the Pigeon Mountain Region of Georgia has spawned more than cave-dwellers, it also allows the development of one of the most diverse and spectacular assortments of wildflowers seen anywhere in North America. Join Patrick as he journeys from the lush and brilliant limestone forests to the depths of caverns in a search of elusive cave-dwelling salamanders, bats, and even "creepier" inhabitants as Expeditions goes underground.
- KQED World: Tue, Dec 13, 2011 -- 9:00 AM
The Valdivian Rainforest (pt. 2) - Connecting the Far Corners of the World (Episode #207)
KQED World: Tue, Dec 6, 2011 -- 6:00 AM
Is it possible that a place this far away could be connected to what we see in our own back yards? Though it may be half a world away, the Chilean rainforests are intricately connected to our natural heritage and lives here in the US. Join Patrick as he continues to explore this fragile and threatened ecosystem from the extensive seabird, penguin and sea lion colonies to the shorebirds that pass through our own neighborhoods every spring and fall. Their persistence and our shared biodiversity depends on the continued health of these threatened forests.
- KQED World: Tue, Dec 6, 2011 -- 9:00 AM