Life Science

Life Sciences Research Facility Breaks Ground in Lowcountry

October 17, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Bob Quinn

We often talk about the importance of the automobile and aerospace industries to our state, but the life sciences also have a big impact: over 15,000 employees with an average salary of almost $80,000 and a total state economic impact of $11.4 billion. And that’s exactly...

Buff-Bellied Hummingbird And Red-Naped Sapsucker

August 29, 2018 - Posted in Expeditions by Patrick McMillan
Buff-Bellied Hummingbird

In south Texas, Naturalist Patrick McMillan discovers a colorful hummingbird species normally associated with the tropics. Expeditions with Patrick McMillan is presented nationally by South Carolina ETV through American Public Television (APT).

Florida Yellow Blatterwort

August 22, 2018 - Posted in Expeditions by Patrick McMillan
Florida Yellow Blatterwort

Naturalist Patrick McMillan explains the trapping mechanism of the Florida yellow bladderwort in a visit to the Apalachicola National Forest. Expeditions with Patrick McMillan is presented nationally by South Carolina ETV through American Public Television (APT).

Dall Sheep

August 15, 2018 - Posted in Expeditions by Patrick McMillan
Dall Sheep

The dall sheep, a species native to Alaska, has specialized survival strategies depending on the time of the year, as Naturalist Patrick McMillan explains. Expeditions with Patrick McMillan is presented nationally by South Carolina ETV through American Public Television (...

Metallic Wood-Boring Beetles

May 9, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A Metallic Wood-Boring Beetle.

A Dorchester listener, walking in the park, spots an interesting insect...

Snowy Owls in South Carolina

February 5, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A Snowy Owl.

Highly unusual sightings of Snowy Owls have been made in South Carolina this winter.

A Slender Predator

November 30, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A thread-legged bug.

Some families of thread-legged bugs are predators.

Ravens

November 29, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A common Raven.

Ravens make a wide variety of calls. You can find these birds in the mountains of South Carolina.

Bluejay Feathers

November 17, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Blue Jay feathers.

A listener finds some distinctive feathers...

Cooperhead Combat

November 15, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A southern Copperhead.

A listener finds a pair of copperheads engaging in a "combat dance."

Eastern Stinkhorn Mushroom

November 13, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Stinkhorn (Phallus ravenelii).

Its common name says a lot about how this mushroom attracts flies and other insects to spread its spores.

Long-Tailed Skipper

November 10, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A Long-Tailed Skipper.

This beautiful butterfly is common in the Southeastern U.S.

Curve-Lined Owlet Moth Caterpillar

November 9, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A curve-lined owlet moth caterpillar.

A listener spots a rarely-seen caterpillar.

The Rat Snake and the Hummingbird

November 8, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
NatureNotes

A listener spots a black rat snake in the midst of "recycling" a hummingbird.

Saddlebag Dragonfly

November 7, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A black saddlebags dragonfly.

The markings on the base of the hind wings are reminiscent of saddlebags bouncing on a horse in motion.

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