About Texas Wild

This blog details our adventures as wildlife photographers and filmmakers. Follow Jessie Story and I as we film our upcoming wildlife series on PBS!

Bison in spring

Caprock Canyons State Park is a place that we visit often. In a sense, it has become our backyard. A backyard that the Texas State Bison Herd happens to roam. We have been filming in the park for several years and have watched as black-tailed prairie dogs have been re-introduced and filmed the release of the bison herd so they can roam freely throughout the state park. We love the community and throughout our time in the park, we have grown to know the bison herd quite well. Here is footage from this weekend’s visit.

A taste of things to come

Here’s a quick video we put together with footage from our up-coming series about the behaviors of eastern hog-nosed snakes and copperheads. Ray and I think you’ll get kick out of it!

Toads in my childhood

Toads have been a childhood love of mine. As a toddler I was most familiar with woodhouse toads often putting them in my pants when I couldn’t carry them all! I consider toads a huge influence on me and my life’s passion. Toads provide a path into wildlife for children. Toads can easily be found in any backyard or on any porch step. The presence of these toads in my neighborhood and grandparents backyard fed my childhood cravings for wildlife and made me a life long toad lover!

-Jessie Story

Shot with a Canon 5D Mark III with a 180mm
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Texas wild featured in PBS’s “Live Here” promo

Panhandle PBS did a great job on this promo for their series on the Panhandle, “Live Here”.  We are proud to say they used some of our video in their promo.  Watch for our aerial footage and for a quick snippet of a gator.  There will be much more of our video to come on “Live Here” next month (April 2015) when our segments air.