What to Watch: June

A sengi on the run. Credit: © John Downer/ Naturepl.com

A sengi on the run. Credit: © John Downer/ Naturepl.com

This month we are serving up two classic films from the NATURE archive before taking a summertime break. But keep an eye out for a variety of shows, old and new, that will stream online all through the summer!

June 5 – My Congo


Despite the number of years living and working as a wildlife cameraman in Europe, Vianet D’jenguet always carried fond childhood memories of the Congo wherever he traveled. In his job, D’jenguet filmed in many locations across Africa, but never in his homeland. My Congo represents his first opportunity to film in his native country and to be in front of the camera as he takes viewers to his favorite places to witness the diversity of wildlife, stunning landscapes, and friendly people.

June 12 – Nature’s Miniature Miracles


Great things come in small packages and animals are no exception to the rule. Learn the epic survival stories of the world’s smallest animals as NATURE shines a light on these tiny heroes who have evolved extraordinary skills and achieved mindboggling feats: from a tiny sengi, considered the cheetah of the shrew world, to a hummingbird who travels thousands of miles north each year, from a small shark that walks on land to an army of baby turtles instinctively racing to the safety of the open ocean. Through vast savannahs to rocky plateaus and down to the depths of the seas, it is a great big world out there, but for these animals, size does not matter.

Remember to tune in on Wednesdays at 8|7c on PBS (check local listings) and make sure to subscribe to our newsletter to stay informed about all things nature. Happy June Viewing!