Schedule banner

The Desert Speaks

THE DESERT SPEAKS is an Emmy award-winning series focusing on desert regions around the world. Much more than a nature documentary, THE DESERT SPEAKS presents stories about the people, cultures, plants, animals and geological features encountered on travel adventures in deserts near and far away. Host David Yetman is a research scientist at the University of Arizona's Southwest Center and is a nationally known author and accomplished photographer who specializes in the plants, geography and people of northwestern Mexico. Using boats, bikes and burros, Yetman takes viewers from Bolivia to Baja California, bringing his boundless enthusiasm, energy and knowledge to . . .

Visit the The Desert Speaks website

Episode Description
Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014 - 8:00 AM    "Magical Michoacan" Host David Yetman and Mexican ecologist Alberto Burquez travel into and around the state of Michoacan, Mexico, to explore its rugged coast, diverse habitats and local traditions. On the coast, the travelers visit a banana plantation to see how the fruit is cleaned and kept free of insect damage before exportation. Further inland, a stop in one of Michoacan's tropical deciduous forests reveals some interesting vegetation, including the Sandbox Tree, which bears explosive fruit, and the malicious Mala Mujer shrub with its sharp, stinging hairs. D
Show is TVG

More The Desert Speaks on PLUS (MT)
Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014 - 8:00 AM "Magical Michoacan" (PLUS)
Show is TVG
Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 - 8:00 AM "Palms in the Desert" (PLUS)
Show is TVG
Friday, Jan 31, 2014 - 8:00 AM "On The Road to Cajamarca" (PLUS)
Show is TVG
Monday, Feb 3, 2014 - 8:00 AM "Ecuador's Fog Forest: Mists Over The Desert" (PLUS)
Show is TVG
Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014 - 8:00 AM "Hummingbirds: from Desert to Jungle" (PLUS)
Show is TVG
Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014 - 8:00 AM "Sierra Madre Easter" (PLUS)
Show is TVG
Thursday, Feb 6, 2014 - 8:00 AM "Ageless Mud: Adobe Homes in the Desert" (PLUS)
Show is TVG
Friday, Feb 7, 2014 - 8:00 AM "Sonora's Forgotten River" (PLUS)
Show is TVG
Monday, Feb 10, 2014 - 8:00 AM "Patagonia's Glacial Landscape" (PLUS)
Show is TVG
Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 - 8:00 AM "Argentina: Ancient Patagonia People" (PLUS)
Show is TVG
Previous The Desert Speaks on PLUS (MT)
Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014 - 8:00 AM  "Magical Michoacan"
Show is TVG
Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014 - 8:00 AM  "Passions of the Pitaya"
Show is TVG
Monday, Jan 27, 2014 - 8:00 AM  "Tequila: Exploring The Legend"
Show is TVG
Friday, Jan 24, 2014 - 8:00 AM  "Exploring Arizona's Big Empty"
Show is TVG
Thursday, Jan 23, 2014 - 8:00 AM  "Giants on a Galapagos Island"
Show is TVG
Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 - 8:00 AM  "Of Drought and Fire"
Show is TVG
Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 - 8:00 AM  "Medieval Drought in the Southwest"
Show is TVG
Monday, Jan 20, 2014 - 8:00 AM  "The People of Peru's Cloud Forest"
Show is TVG
Friday, Jan 17, 2014 - 8:00 AM  "Costal Civilizations of Ancient Peru"
Show is TVG
Thursday, Jan 16, 2014 - 8:00 AM  "Peru's Amazon Desert"
Show is TVG
Idaho PTV Homepage Idaho PTV Homepage