Nature Cat

NATURE CAT follows Fred, a house cat who dreams of exploring the great outdoors. In each episode, once his family leaves for the day, Fred transforms into Nature Cat, "backyard explorer extraordinaire." Nature Cat can't wait to get outside for a day of backyard nature excursions and bravery, but there's one problem: He's still a house cat with no instincts for nature. Like many of today's kids, Nature Cat is eager and enthusiastic about outside activities, but is at times intimidated by them. With the help of his animal friends, Nature Cat embarks on action-packed adventures that include exciting missions full of nature investigation, "aha" discovery moments and humor, all while inspiring children to go outside and "play the show."

Tue, Jul 5 12:00 P.M. Moth Frolic-Fest/Dune Patrol     NHPBS KIDS

Moth Frolic-Fest - Hal can't believe it!

Tue, Jul 5 3:00 P.M. The Shellersons/Only The Shadow Knows     NHPBS

The Shellersons - On a trip to Barrel Cactus National Park to enjoy nature in all its glorious splendor, Nature Cat and his pals encounter Shelby, a very sad desert tortoise.

Wed, Jul 6 12:00 P.M. Stop and Hear The Cicadas/Cold-Blooded     NHPBS KIDS

Stop And Hear The Cicadas - Today is the day of the Nature Quiz game show and Daisy has been studying non-stop!

Wed, Jul 6 3:00 P.M. The Glow Games/Have A Grape Day     NHPBS

The Glow Games - Here we go again, Ronald!

Thu, Jul 7 12:00 P.M. The Great Grasshopper Race/Fall for Hal     NHPBS KIDS

The Great Grasshopper Race - Hal's grasshopper buddy Dustin Hopman will be competing today in the Great Grasshopper Race.

Thu, Jul 7 3:00 P.M. Nature Cat's Nature Stories/Pattern Problema     NHPBS

It's Nature Stories day today and as his friends gather around, Nature Cat tells his made-up silly story of where the wind comes from.

Fri, Jul 8 12:00 P.M. Playground-Palooza/Small But Big     NHPBS KIDS

Playground-Palooza - When Nature Cat, Squeeks, Daisy and Hal learn that their city dog friend Sadie is sad because she really misses playing with her friends out in nature, Nature Cat has a great idea to make her feel better.

Fri, Jul 8 3:00 P.M. Soil Turmoil/Wisteria Hysteria     NHPBS

Look out world, Steve the Vole is not a happy camper!

Sat, Jul 9 9:00 A.M. Soil Turmoil/Wisteria Hysteria     NHPBS

Look out world, Steve the Vole is not a happy camper!

Sat, Jul 9 1:30 P.M. Moth Frolic-Fest/Dune Patrol     NHPBS KIDS

Moth Frolic-Fest - Hal can't believe it!

Sun, Jul 10 8:30 A.M. The Glow Games/Have A Grape Day     NHPBS

The Glow Games - Here we go again, Ronald!

Sun, Jul 10 1:30 P.M. The Great Grasshopper Race/Fall for Hal     NHPBS KIDS

The Great Grasshopper Race - Hal's grasshopper buddy Dustin Hopman will be competing today in the Great Grasshopper Race.

Mon, Jul 11 12:00 P.M. Lets Talk Turkey Vulture/Prescription: Nature     NHPBS KIDS

Let's Talk Turkey Vulture - It's a crisp autumn day and Nature Cat and his pals are raking leaves in their backyard when a large creepy shadow suddenly covers them.

Mon, Jul 11 3:00 P.M. Animal Rescue Crew/Nature of Dreams     NHPBS

When Nature Cat and his pals spend the day playing Wild Animal Rescue, they come across a little baby fox with a cut on its front paw.

Tue, Jul 12 12:00 P.M. The Big Bath Brouhaha/Fossil Hunt     NHPBS KIDS

Tue, Jul 12 3:00 P.M. Wild Batts!/No Bird Left Behind!     NHPBS

In this fun PBS crossover episode Chris and Martin Kratt show up on Nature Cat as Chris and Martin Batt, two wild bat brothers whose tree home is destroyed, forcing them to find a new shelter.

Wed, Jul 13 12:00 P.M. Lights Out for Sea Turtles/Nature Art     NHPBS KIDS

Lights Out For Sea Turtles!

Wed, Jul 13 3:00 P.M. Secrets of the Old Prairie/A Sticky Sweet Tree Treat     NHPBS

Thu, Jul 14 12:00 P.M. Bunyan Trouble/Foggy Feat     NHPBS KIDS

Thu, Jul 14 3:00 P.M. Croak and Swagger/Puddle Pool Party     NHPBS

Croak and Swagger - Nature Cat leads his friends to the pond for a day of listening to one of the most amazing spring sounds: the bullfrog croak!

Fri, Jul 15 12:00 P.M. Houstons Outdoor Adventure/Hotel Hal     NHPBS KIDS

Houston's Outdoor Adventure Houston's cousin Nigel is coming to visit next week all the way from England.

Fri, Jul 15 3:00 P.M. Tally Ho, A Volcano/No Rest for the Squeeky     NHPBS

Sat, Jul 16 9:00 A.M. Tally Ho, A Volcano/No Rest for the Squeeky     NHPBS

Sat, Jul 16 1:30 P.M. Lights Out for Sea Turtles/Nature Art     NHPBS KIDS

Lights Out For Sea Turtles!

Sun, Jul 17 8:30 A.M. Secrets of the Old Prairie/A Sticky Sweet Tree Treat     NHPBS

Sun, Jul 17 1:30 P.M. Houstons Outdoor Adventure/Hotel Hal     NHPBS KIDS

Houston's Outdoor Adventure Houston's cousin Nigel is coming to visit next week all the way from England.

Mon, Jul 18 12:00 P.M. Heartthrob Hamster/Astronuts     NHPBS KIDS

Heartthrob Hamster - Nature Cat's family is pet-sitting their neighbor's super cute hamster, Sir Galahad.

Mon, Jul 18 3:00 P.M. Earth Day Today/Earth Day Every Day     NHPBS

Earth Day Today - It's Earth Day today!

Tue, Jul 19 12:00 P.M. Enter The Dragonfly/Water Woes     NHPBS KIDS

Enter the Dragonfly - Nature Cat and his pals are assembled in Ye Olde Kingdom of the Backyard to play.

Tue, Jul 19 3:00 P.M. Onward and Songward/Why Did the Turtle Cross the Road?     NHPBS

Wed, Jul 20 12:00 P.M. Garden Impossible/Agents of the Great Outdoors     NHPBS KIDS

Garden Impossible - It's a beautiful spring day when Daisy gets an urgent video chat from her best gardening pal, Petunia, who has moved to the city.

Wed, Jul 20 3:00 P.M. The Queen of the Night/Space Rocks     NHPBS

The Queen of the Night - Sweet jumping gerbils!

Thu, Jul 21 12:00 P.M. Rights Or Wrong/Amazing Animals     NHPBS KIDS

Say it isn't so!

Thu, Jul 21 3:00 P.M. The Grand Mystery of the Grand Canyon/Strongest Show on Earth     NHPBS

Fri, Jul 22 12:00 P.M. Muck Amok/Follow Those Footprints     NHPBS KIDS

Muck Amok - Squeeks' cousin Marvin needs big-time help, right away!

Fri, Jul 22 3:00 P.M. Great Salt Lake/The Praying Mantis Hunters     NHPBS

Sat, Jul 23 9:00 A.M. Great Salt Lake/The Praying Mantis Hunters     NHPBS

Sat, Jul 23 1:30 P.M. Enter The Dragonfly/Water Woes     NHPBS KIDS

Enter the Dragonfly - Nature Cat and his pals are assembled in Ye Olde Kingdom of the Backyard to play.

Sun, Jul 24 8:30 A.M. The Queen of the Night/Space Rocks     NHPBS

The Queen of the Night - Sweet jumping gerbils!

Sun, Jul 24 1:30 P.M. Rights Or Wrong/Amazing Animals     NHPBS KIDS

Say it isn't so!

Mon, Jul 25 12:00 P.M. Breezy Rider/Swamp Thing     NHPBS KIDS

Breezy Rider - Nature Cat and his pals are enjoying a windy day by flying kites in the park.

Mon, Jul 25 3:00 P.M. Plants Got The Moves/Magnet Mania     NHPBS

Plants Got the Moves - Daisy has being getting ready for months for the Animal Science Fair, which is later on in the woods.

Tue, Jul 26 12:00 P.M. The Treasure of Bad Dog Bart/Pet Sounds     NHPBS KIDS

The Treasure of Bad Dog Bart - While digging a hole to bury his bone, Hal uncovers Bad Dog Bart's treasure map.

Tue, Jul 26 3:00 P.M. Freezin' in the Summer Season/Total Eclipse of the Sun     NHPBS

Get ready, gang, it's time for Nature Cat's annual Summer Fest - summer fun, the whole day long.

Wed, Jul 27 12:00 P.M. Cave Conundrum/Daisy's Colossal Fossil     NHPBS KIDS

Cave Conundrum - While playing catch, Hal's beloved flying disc Harold is accidentally flung into a cave.

Wed, Jul 27 3:00 P.M. Bunyan Trouble/Foggy Feat     NHPBS

Thu, Jul 28 12:00 P.M. Where Have All the Butterflies Gone?!/For the Birdies!     NHPBS KIDS

Where Have All the Butterflies Gone?

Thu, Jul 28 3:00 P.M. Niagara Falls/Nature Plant     NHPBS

Fri, Jul 29 12:00 P.M. There's Gold in Them Thar Hills/Nature Cat and Mr. Hide     NHPBS KIDS

There's Gold in Them Thar Hills - Squeeks accidentally finds a small nugget of gold in the park stream, but then she inadvertently loses it!

Fri, Jul 29 3:00 P.M. The Glow Games/Have A Grape Day     NHPBS

The Glow Games - Here we go again, Ronald!

Sat, Jul 30 9:00 A.M. The Glow Games/Have A Grape Day     NHPBS

The Glow Games - Here we go again, Ronald!

Sat, Jul 30 1:30 P.M. Cave Conundrum/Daisy's Colossal Fossil     NHPBS KIDS

Cave Conundrum - While playing catch, Hal's beloved flying disc Harold is accidentally flung into a cave.

Sun, Jul 31 8:30 A.M. Bunyan Trouble/Foggy Feat     NHPBS

Sun, Jul 31 1:30 P.M. Where Have All the Butterflies Gone?!/For the Birdies!     NHPBS KIDS

Where Have All the Butterflies Gone?

Mon, Aug 1 12:00 P.M. Tally Ho! A Rainbow/Travelin' Seeds     NHPBS KIDS

Tally Ho!

Mon, Aug 1 3:00 P.M. Nature Dance Party/Bad Dog Bart Jr.     NHPBS

Tue, Aug 2 12:00 P.M. Daisy's Wildflower Round-Up/A Party for Squeeks!     NHPBS KIDS

Wild Daisy Knickknack, Nature Cat Kid, Sundown Squeeks and their authentic western horse-poke, Hal, are on a Wild West adventure searching for something really wild - wildflowers!

Tue, Aug 2 3:00 P.M. Are You My Egg?/Sos (Save Our Salad)     NHPBS

Nature Cat and his pals find a cute, little baby lizard in their yard.

Wed, Aug 3 12:00 P.M. Stream and Shout/Hal's Day Off     NHPBS KIDS

Stream and Shout - Nature Cat goes to his Nature Curiosity List for inspiration, and finds number 73: "Where do streams begin?" This seemingly simple question leads the gang on an action-packed adventure, as they follow the stream uphill, exploring new environments and meeting all sorts of friendly critters.

Wed, Aug 3 3:00 P.M. The Nature Nap Dilemma/Captain Nature Cat's Wild River Adventure     NHPBS

Thu, Aug 4 12:00 P.M. Are You My Egg?/Sos (Save Our Salad)     NHPBS KIDS

Nature Cat and his pals find a cute, little baby lizard in their yard.

Thu, Aug 4 3:00 P.M. Daisy's Wildflower Round-Up/A Party for Squeeks!     NHPBS

Wild Daisy Knickknack, Nature Cat Kid, Sundown Squeeks and their authentic western horse-poke, Hal, are on a Wild West adventure searching for something really wild - wildflowers!

Fri, Aug 5 12:00 P.M. Ants Revolution/Tide Pool Tough     NHPBS KIDS

Ants Revolution - A surprise picnic for Squeeks turns into a cheesecake chase scene, as ants steal Squeeks' surprise dessert!

Fri, Aug 5 3:00 P.M. Agents of the Great Outdoors/The Nature-tastic Four     NHPBS

Sat, Aug 6 8:00 A.M. Daisy's Wildflower Round-Up/A Party for Squeeks!     NH EXPLORE

Wild Daisy Knickknack, Nature Cat Kid, Sundown Squeeks and their authentic western horse-poke, Hal, are on a Wild West adventure searching for something really wild - wildflowers!

Sat, Aug 6 9:00 A.M. Are You My Egg?/Sos (Save Our Salad)     NHPBS

Nature Cat and his pals find a cute, little baby lizard in their yard.

Sat, Aug 6 1:30 P.M. Daisy's Wildflower Round-Up/A Party for Squeeks!     NHPBS KIDS

Wild Daisy Knickknack, Nature Cat Kid, Sundown Squeeks and their authentic western horse-poke, Hal, are on a Wild West adventure searching for something really wild - wildflowers!

Sun, Aug 7 8:30 A.M. The Nature Nap Dilemma/Captain Nature Cat's Wild River Adventure     NHPBS

Sun, Aug 7 1:30 P.M. Are You My Egg?/Sos (Save Our Salad)     NHPBS KIDS

Nature Cat and his pals find a cute, little baby lizard in their yard.

Mon, Aug 8 12:00 P.M. A Prickly Problem/A Shedtime Story     NHPBS KIDS

Oh no!

Mon, Aug 8 3:00 P.M. Rights Or Wrong/Amazing Animals     NHPBS

Say it isn't so!

Tue, Aug 9 12:00 P.M. The Glow Games/Have A Grape Day     NHPBS KIDS

The Glow Games - Here we go again, Ronald!

Tue, Aug 9 3:00 P.M. Rock Clues/Sweet Scent     NHPBS

Wed, Aug 10 12:00 P.M. Man-Oh-Mangrove/Northern Lights Sights     NHPBS KIDS

How did Kathy, a little lost spiny lobster, wind up in Nature Cat's backyard? It had something to do with getting stuck inside a fisherman's boot, but now there is a big problem.

Wed, Aug 10 3:00 P.M. Backyard Bigfoot/Imperfect Produce     NHPBS

Squeeks is hosting a Backyard Campout Party!

Thu, Aug 11 12:00 P.M. The Queen of the Night/Space Rocks     NHPBS KIDS

The Queen of the Night - Sweet jumping gerbils!

Thu, Aug 11 3:00 P.M. The Leaf Fairy/Midge Over Troubled Water     NHPBS

Fri, Aug 12 12:00 P.M. Backyard Bigfoot/Imperfect Produce     NHPBS KIDS

Squeeks is hosting a Backyard Campout Party!

Fri, Aug 12 3:00 P.M. Man-Oh-Mangrove/Northern Lights Sights     NHPBS

How did Kathy, a little lost spiny lobster, wind up in Nature Cat's backyard? It had something to do with getting stuck inside a fisherman's boot, but now there is a big problem.

Sat, Aug 13 8:00 A.M. The Leaf Fairy/Midge Over Troubled Water     NH EXPLORE

Sat, Aug 13 9:00 A.M. Rock Clues/Sweet Scent     NHPBS

Sat, Aug 13 1:30 P.M. Man-Oh-Mangrove/Northern Lights Sights     NHPBS KIDS

How did Kathy, a little lost spiny lobster, wind up in Nature Cat's backyard? It had something to do with getting stuck inside a fisherman's boot, but now there is a big problem.

Sun, Aug 14 8:30 A.M. Backyard Bigfoot/Imperfect Produce     NHPBS

Squeeks is hosting a Backyard Campout Party!

Sun, Aug 14 1:30 P.M. Backyard Bigfoot/Imperfect Produce     NHPBS KIDS

Squeeks is hosting a Backyard Campout Party!

Mon, Aug 15 12:00 P.M. Snow Way to Keep Warm/So You Think You Know Nature     NHPBS KIDS

A fun day playing in the newly fallen snow takes a turn for Hal when he remembers that he left his favorite dog toy Mr.

Mon, Aug 15 3:00 P.M. Magical Mushroom Mystery Tour/A Midsummer Day's Dream     NHPBS

Tue, Aug 16 12:00 P.M. Flight of the Firefly/Thunderstruck     NHPBS KIDS

The Flight of The Firefly - While looking for fireflies in the backyard, Hal catches one so the gang can look closely at it and watch it glow.

Tue, Aug 16 3:00 P.M. The Deal with Eels/Skip It!     NHPBS

It could quite possibly be Nature Cat's worst nightmare!

Wed, Aug 17 12:00 P.M. The Deal with Eels/Skip It!     NHPBS KIDS

It could quite possibly be Nature Cat's worst nightmare!

Wed, Aug 17 3:00 P.M. Amber Rocks/The Big Stink     NHPBS

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