Texas State Parks & Wildlife Channel on YouTube

Back in 2009, Texas Parks & Wildlife posted their first video on YouTube. Now almost every week, new videos are uploaded to their official channel, which has had over 5 million views. Why? Because there’s so much to see! Currently, there are 685 videos to choose from.

Want a quick introduction to a State Park or Historical Site? There’s a playlist for that. Want to know more about bears, bugs, butterflies, ducks, endangered species, jellyfish, bison or other Texas creatures? How about fishing for gargantuan Gar? Not ready for Gar but you’d like to learn how to fish? Check out Fishing 101. Interested in creepy creatures? There’s a playlist for that too. Want to learn about Dutch oven cooking, camping, biking, geocaching, birding, invasive species and wildfires? You’ll find all these topics and many, many more.

Click “Browse videos” and you’ll get a list of the most recent uploads including news and excerpts from Texas State Parks’ programs on PBS. As part of the 50th anniversary, they’ve been searching through the archives for fun films to show us how much the Parks have changed and yet remained the same. So let’s take some time to explore the offerings of Texas State Parks & Wildlife’s YouTube channel. Here’s one to get you started: the hunt for the Ivory Billed Woodpecker: Chasing a Ghost.