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All About Ducks | Nature: An Original DUCKumentary

How many of Earth’s creatures are at home in THREE habitats? This along with many other fascinating facts makes the duck a very rare species. Find out all about these wonderful animals that we're lucky to have in our Washington, DC backyard on Nature: An Original DUCKumentary.

Confuting a long-standing reputation of being clumsy or awkward at times, the duck is born with innate skills and abilities to survive any conditions and surroundings his feathers and webbed feet encounter; he is just as adept in air as he is in the water. With more than 120 species of ducks, each boasts a special quality distinguishing him from the rest. However, all ducks are ambidextrous athletes, surreptitiously beating out the “seemingly” stronger opponents in the animal kingdom. Nature: An Original DUCKumentary explores the fascinating creature from how they survive to the vast variety of breeds.

So get your ducks in a row, duck out of any other obligations (last duck joke), and watch Nature: An Original DUCKumentary Wednesday November 14 at 8:00pm on WETA TV or WETA HD.

Watch it again on WETA TV26: Thursday November 15 at 2:00pm;  Sunday November 18 at 2:00pm;  Tuesday November 20 at 1:00pm

Watch it again on WETA HD: Thursday November 15 at 6:00am, 9:00am, 2:00pm;  Sunday November 18 at 2:00pm;  Tuesday November 20 at 1:00pm;  Wednesday November 21 at 3:00pm

 

Check out this in depth infographic from PBS about ducks! Click on the image to enlarge.

 

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Nature: Magic of the Snowy Owl

Our PBS wildlife series Nature invites you on a journey north to meet the intriguing snowy owl. Travel to Alaska to investigate these majestic birds without leaving your DC, Maryland, or Virginia home.

The Harry Potter sensation brought magical concepts and highly imaginative creatures to the surface including the grand and noble snowy owl as Harry’s companion Hedwig. There must be more to the snowy owl than a beautiful white coat, laser sharp eyes, and a job as a wizard’s mail courier.  Tomorrow night at 8:00 tune into WETA TV26 and WETA HD for a brand new Nature: Magic of the Snowy Owl. Get a close-up look at the species in its tundra home on the North Slope of Alaska and watch as the snowy owl and his family survive the harsh conditions of their natural habitat. A day in the life of this family of snowy owls revolves around getting enough food to make it til tomorrow…and it’s truly a family effort. The snowy owl may not have magic at the tip of his wing, but the beauty, intelligence, resourcefulness and fearlessness of the creature is mesmerizing. 

Tune into WETA tomorrow, October 24 at 8:00pm for Nature: Magic of the Snowy Owl.

 

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