Wild America

1982 • PBS
4.5
119 reviews
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Season 12 episodes (10)

1 Attracting Wildlife
3/5/12
Season-only
If you can't go to see all the wildlife you'd like, then maybe you can attract more of it to your own backyard or window sill. It's easier than you think. Creating habitat for wildlife also enhances the beauty and value of your entire neighborhood. This program outlines easy steps to provide food and shelter for a variety of Birds, Mammals and other fascinating creatures.
2 Backyard Wildlife
3/5/12
Season-only
Some wild animals have not only survived our progress, but are actually thriving within numerous urban areas. Raccoons, Deer, Coyotes, Skunks, and a wide variety of Birds are adapting to a world shared increasingly with humans. Backyard wildlife is a never-ending joy for wildlife watchers. Also included in this program are tips for attracting creatures to your own backyard.
3 Colors in Nature
3/5/12
Season-only
From rich reds to bright yellows, cool blues to velvet blacks, the many colors we perceive in Nature evolved because they have survival value for living creatures. Certain hues aid reproduction or serve as protective camouflage. Some signal danger. This pretty program reveals practical aspects of beauty, and shows how it enhances our enjoyment of Nature.
4 The First Ten Years
3/5/12
Season-only
A decade of North America's fascinating and varied creatures, spectacular locations, and imaginative filmmaking have combined to make "Wild America" one of the highest-rated programs on TV and a favorite for millions of viewers. Marty Stouffer proudly hosts a retrospect of "Wild America"s first ten years. He also presents a peek at the future of the Series.
5 Home is where there's Habitat
3/5/12
Season-only
Whether it's the gnarled old Scrub Oak that hosts an intricate web of a Spider, or a raging river filled with Trout, a creature's habitat is as varied as the thousands of species that live here in North America. In this program, we'll uncover some of the many interesting places Mammals and Birds dwell, and learn why habitat is so important in their fight for survival.
6 Living with Wildlife
3/5/12
Season-only
As the dominant species, we are finally starting to realize our impact on the world and to re-evaluate our relationship with all living things. This program illustrates how we can best preserve our precious natural heritage of wildlife. Wild animals affect us in many ways — for recreation, we admire their freedom; for economics, we harvest their bounty; and for science, we explore their mysteries.
7 Photographing Wildlife
3/5/12
Season-only
How did a young wildlife-lover get started making motion pictures of his favorite subject? How does Marty Stouffer film the amazing, yet difficult — and often dangerous — scenes for WILD AMERICA? Viewers are invited to learn the secrets of wildlife cinematography — to share the frustration of failure and the exhilaration of success — as the behind-the-scenes story is revealed.
8 Tracking Wildlife
3/5/12
Season-only
Since many wild animals are nocturnal — and all are wary of humans — they're often difficult to glimpse. But every creature leaves behind signs of its passing. Curiosity, patience and a good field guide are the only equipment needed to learn to read this revealing record. Marty Stouffer offers valuable tips on tracking and getting close to Foxes, Moose, Bears, and Birds.
9 Watching Wildlife
3/5/12
Season-only
Where, when and how can the average viewer watch North America's wild creatures in their natural surroundings? The answers are here in this fact-filled program. Also examined are the many reasons why we seek out wildlife. From majestic Elk herds in Yellowstone to songbirds at the feeder, watching wild creatures provides a great opportunity for learning.
10 Zoom in on Wildflowers
3/5/12
Season-only
Marty Stouffer rides the Great Divide from Mexican to Canadian border in search of beautiful and unusual wildflowers. Along the route, we learn how Native Americans used wildflowers for food and medicine. Cactus of Arizona, Yucca of New Mexico, Columbine of Colorado, Paintbrush of Wyoming, and Bear Grass of Montana all play a part in this adventure.

About this show

Marty Stouffer's "Wild America" stands alone as the first and only film library to focus exclusively on the nature of America. This unprecedented series offers viewers a truly complete video encyclopedia of North American Wildlife. From the tropics to the arctic and from coast to coast, explore this magnificent menagerie - mice, moose, mink, marten, manatee and many more. Experience the full panorama of America's natural wonders. Each season is organized thematically into the following curated collections:

Season 1 Collection: Amazing And Unique Animals
Season 2 Collection: Beautiful And Beloved Birds
Season 3 Collection: Big Game Of America
Season 4 Collection: Creepy And Crawly Critters
Season 5 Collection: Cuddly And Cool Creatures
Season 6 Collection: Game Birds And Fishes
Season 7 Collection: Mysterious And Marvelous Mammals
Season 8 Collection: Nature Parks And Refuges
Season 9 Collection: Predator And Prey Olympics
Season 10 Collection: Small Game Of America
Season 11 Collection: Unusual And Endangered Species
Season 12 Collection: Watching And Photographing Wildlife
4.5
119 reviews
A Google user
July 18, 2018
I love Marty Stauffer. I've watched Marty's programs for many years,ever since I was a young boy & I watched Marty&the animals with my Grandmother. I have been so happy&excited every time I happen by "Wild America" when watching TV&flipping through the channels,usually either late at night,in the morning,or I happen by chance to find Marty's show on the weekend when he is going out of his way to rescue&rehab an injured or abandoned young animal. I just wanted to say both "Hello",&"Thank you",to Marty while I've got the chance. My Grandmother and I watched Marty together alot of times for alot of years,&those times together with my Dear Grandmother are still and always will be some of my greatest memories. Thank you Marty,&may God bless you greatly.
6 people found this review helpful
Chris Godwin
February 11, 2019
america america the great ,,,shows were great....crazy info on just common sence. I look back and really smile ,you know that kid smile, ear to ear . then I look at where Im at now, well at least I can still look back , Thanks for the years marty
Dave Morgan
April 4, 2015
I wish I had the money to buy them all. I'm 38 and I grew up watching this show in school. Its hard to catch on tv nowadays, and when I do hear the iconic theme song from another room I come running yelling DONT TOUCH THAT DIAL!! (My kids look at me weird and say what the heck is a dial dad?). Despite the low resolution video compared to today's high def shows, my kids never complain, and actually "get it", they for 60 minutes understand why I like this show. As soon as I can afford it Marty, I'll buy them
22 people found this review helpful