PBS Hawaii schedule
In 2018, after reading my online articles about Kolea, BBC producer, Evie Wright, contacted me from England asking if I knew any Oahu residents with friendly Kolea that the team might film. Several Oahu residents answered my call, and their Kolea happily obliged.
In September and November, 2018, Evie and her cameramen filmed at Midway, Oahu, and several neighbor islands. When Evie learned about Honolulu’s city seabirds, the White Terns, she included them too.
Now we can see the final product. “Islands of Wonder” is a series airing the last three Wednesdays of September at 8 PM on PBS Hawaii.
I’ve not seen the Hawaii footage, and you never know what made the cut, but I enjoyed being around for some of the Oahu shooting. In the past, I had wondered if the people involved in making BBC nature shows enjoyed their work, and if they appreciated the wildlife they were stalking. Now I know: Yes, they do. My experience with this team, as well as the friendly plover lovers and their cooperative birds, was all positive.
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Islands of wonder, indeed.