Desert Speaks

The Verde River

Season 5, Episode 3 of 13

In the desert, a river is a celebrity. Plants, animals, fish -- and people, are drawn to the life-giving water. Travel on the Verde River to learn its natural history and see the impact humans are having in the use and preservation of this singular habitat. See efforts to reintroduce native fish to the river, and see some sensitive species that call the river their home, including the rare, neo-tropical songbird, the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher. You'll also get a glimpse of two desert inhabitants that might not normally come to mind when you think of cactus and sand and desert rivers -- beaver and otter!

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