Nature

Galls Used in Making Ink

April 25, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
Making It Grow Minute

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . While reading about galls, I found a reference to iron gall ink being used in ancient documents. One of the four copies of the Magna Carta, the one at the Lincoln Cathedral in England, is...

Grass Carp

April 25, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Grass Carp.

These fish are a non-native species.

Fighting Spot Anthracnose in Dogwoods

April 20, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
Making It Grow Minute

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. The dreaded Dogwood anthracnose, Discula distructiva, is a death knoll for that loveliest of native trees. There is another disease called spot anthracnose caused by a different fungus that...

Double-Crested Cormorants

April 18, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Cormorant fishing the Indian River Lagoon, Florida.

You may see large numbers of these birds hunting for fish this time of year.

College of Charleston Professor Works to Save Coral Reefs

April 17, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Coral polyps on Molasses Reef, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

People picture coral reefs as bursting with color and teeming with a variety of undersea life, which many are. But their number is shrinking, says College of Charleston biologist Phil Dustan, because they are hyper-sensitive to temperature changes, and climate change is...

Coyote or Red Wolf?

April 17, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A red wolf at the Land Between the Lakes recreation area in Kentucky.

A sighting by a listener raises a question of identity.

A Black Squirrel?

April 16, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
NatureNotes

Credit SC Public Radio The Fox Squirrel is larger than the Eastern Gray Squirrel. Both varieties can produce black, or melanistic, offspring.

Is it a Water Moccasin?

April 12, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Banded Water Snake

A couple spotted a snake sunning in Francis Beidler Forest...

The Luna Moth

April 11, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Luna Moth - Actias luna.

There are two broods of Luna Moth each year in South Carolina.

Gall Wasps

April 10, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
 A gall wasp (Cynipidae) oviposits into an existing oak gall.

Varieties of Gall Wasps often have strict preference for the kind of plants they chose to host their young.

Hanahan Butterfly & Pollinator Garden

April 9, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
monarch caterpillars

The Hanahan Butterly and Pollinater Garden located at the Hanahan Public Library has a variety of plants that attract butterflies and pollinators. Clemson Extension's Terasa Lott talks with Keep Hanahan Beautiful volunteer Kathy Stone about their plant selection and the...

Oconee Bells

April 9, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Oconee Bell Flower - Devils Fork State Park.

The Oconee Bell is a rare flower of the southern Appalachians found only in a few locations in the mountains of North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia in moist wooded areas along streams.

The Great Leopard Moth Caterpillar

April 6, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
The Great Leopard Moth.

This moth is unusual in that it over-winters as a caterpillar.

A Cache of Mystery Bones

April 5, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
NatureNotes

Credit SC Public Radio A listener finds two animal skulls and skeleton and turns to Rudy for help identifying.

Royal Paulownia

April 4, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Royal Paulownia blossoms.

These trees come from China, but, have been used as ornamentals in the South U. S. for many years.

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