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Season 4 1985 - 1986

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  • 1985-10-21T01:00:00+01:00 on PBS
  • 55 mins
  • 18 hours, 20 mins (20 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Documentary, News
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Nature is a wildlife documentary program that has been airing on PBS since 1982. Its longevity is explained partly by its quality; Nature has won numerous Emmy awards. Documentaries have explored a multitude of different animals, plants, and other aspects of the natural world.

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20 episodes

4x01 And Then the Rains Came

  • Season Premiere

    1985-10-21T01:00:00+01:00 — 55 mins

Torrential rains flood Kenya’s Tsavo Plain triggering a cycle of animal and plant regeneration that flowers in the short period before the next drought.

4x02 Battle of the Leaves

  • 1985-10-28T01:00:00+00:00 — 55 mins

How plants and their leaves adapt to different climates, predatory animals and man.

4x03 The Ganges Gharial

  • 1985-11-04T01:00:00+00:00 — 55 mins

A five-year chronicle of India’s endangered gharial crocodile.

4x04 One Man’s Island

  • 1985-11-11T01:00:00+00:00 — 55 mins

The year-long sojourn of artist and naturalist Keith Brockie on Scotland's Isle of May is captured on film.

4x05 Selva Verde: The Green Jungle

  • 1985-11-18T01:00:00+00:00 — 55 mins

An exploration of the ecosystem of Central America's rain forest.

4x06 The Plant Hunters

  • 1985-11-25T01:00:00+00:00 — 55 mins

An exploration of the scientific research into the nutritional, medicinal and economic value of plants.

4x07 Kalahari: Wilderness Without Water

  • 1985-12-16T01:00:00+00:00 — 55 mins

An examination of the diverse plants and animals that have adapted to the harsh environment of the Kalahari Desert in South Africa.

4x08 Emas: High Plains of Brazil

  • 1986-01-06T01:00:00+00:00 — 55 mins

A visit to Brazil's national park Emas, home to a unique collection of rare and unusual wildlife.

4x09 The Feathered Swarm

  • 1986-01-27T01:00:00+00:00 — 55 mins

The huge mating flocks of the East African quelea, feared by farmers almost as much as they fear locusts.

A look at sea creatures of the Arctic including planktonic animals, small crustaceans, seals, belugas, tucked narwhals and polar bears.

After the nine-month Arctic winter, lemmings, hares, foxes and caribous become active to raise their young.

A study of man’s relationship with the Arctic and its wildlife.

4x13 Saguaro: Sentinel of the Desert

  • 1986-03-10T01:00:00+00:00 — 55 mins

Wolfgang Bayer focuses on the native giant saguaro cactus of the southwestern United States.

4x14 Death Trap

  • 1986-03-24T01:00:00+00:00 — 55 mins

The sophisticated trapping mechanism of the main group of carnivorous plants.

4x15 Aspen: Dancer on the Wind

  • 1986-04-07T02:00:00+01:00 — 55 mins

A look at the trembling aspen, a widely distributed poplar found in more regions of North America than any other tree.

4x16 Secrets of an African Jungle

  • 1986-04-28T01:00:00+01:00 — 55 mins

The fragile ecosystem of the great African rainforest of Korup in Cameroon.

4x18 The Gooneys of Midway

  • 1986-05-12T01:00:00+01:00 — 55 mins

Wildlife cinematographer Wolfgang Bayer focuses on the Laysan Albatross of the Hawaiian Islands.

4x19 Where Eagles Fly

  • 1986-05-19T01:00:00+01:00 — 55 mins

A five year study of the golden eagle, Britain's largest bird of prey, in the Scottish highlands.

4x20 Skyhunters

  • 1986-05-26T01:00:00+01:00 — 55 mins

An examination of the vultures of Africa's Serengeti plain and the rainforests of South America.

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