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Indiana’s Natural Heritage series returns to public television

Natural site — Black-eyed Susans and grasses returned to The Nature Conservancy’s Spinn Prairie, a 29-acre remnant preserved near Reynolds, Ind., in White County, after years of use in agriculture. © The Nature Conservancy/Indiana

Natural site — Black-eyed Susans and grasses returned to The Nature Conservancy’s Spinn Prairie, a 29-acre remnant preserved near Reynolds, Ind., in White County, after years of use in agriculture. © The Nature Conservancy/Indiana

After a year on hiatus, the Natural Heritage of Indiana returns to the small screen on Sept. 21, with the first of a four-part series on WFYI-TV, Channel 20.

The first episode, The Indiana That Was, aired about a year ago. Since then, award-winning, freelance producer-photographer Sam Orr has been developing three new episodes.

The series is based on the book The Natural Heritage of Indiana , edited by Marion Jackson, a retired ecology professor from Indiana State University. Originally published about 11 years ago, the book was reissued earlier this year by Indiana University Press.

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