Nature

Starfish Stink Horn Mushroom

January 16, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Starfish stinkhorn mushroom

This fairly common fungus is widely distributed in Australia and across many islands in the Pacific Ocean, including New Zealand. From its natural habitat it appears to have travelled to other parts of the world in garden or soil products.

Chinese Mantis Egg Cases

January 14, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Chinese mantis egg case

If you find one of these egg cases, leave them in place. The mantis will emerge in spring.

Plum Grass

January 13, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Plume grass

Saccharum is a genus of tall perennial plants of the broomsedge tribe within the grass family. The genus is widespread across tropical, subtropical, and warm temperate regions in Africa, Eurasia, Australia, the Americas, and assorted oceanic islands. Several species are...

Crane-Fly Orchids

January 9, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
The leaf of a Crane-Fly Orchid.

This is a good time of year to spot Crane-Fly orchids.

"I Heard a Bird Sing in the Dark of December..."

December 16, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
White-throated sparrow

"...a magical thing and sweet to remember." - Oliver Herford . Rudy suggests which bird one might hear this time of year in South Carolina.

Robin Flocks

December 12, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
An American robin

A listener finds a huge flock of American robins in her yard...

Wheel Bug

December 11, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A wheel bug

The wheel bug (Arilus cristatus) is a species of large assassin bug in the family Reduviidae (literally, "hangnail"). The species is one of the largest terrestrial true bugs in North America, reaching up to 1.5 inches (38 mm) in length in their adult stage.

Southern Cricket Frog

December 9, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Southern Cricket Frog

The southern cricket frog or southeastern cricket frog (Acris gryllus) is a small hylid frog native to the Southeastern United States.

Limpkin

December 2, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A Limpkin

The limpkin (Aramus guarauna), also called carrao, courlan, and crying bird, is the only extant species in the genus Aramus and the family Aramidae. It is found mostly in wetlands in warm parts of the Americas, from Florida to northern Argentina. It feeds on molluscs, with...

Chinese Mantis Egg Case

November 26, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Chinese mantis egg case

A listener finds something in the hedges that looks like a "brown marshmellow."

April is Earth Month - Explore the Outdoors

April 9, 2019 - Posted in Education by Ty Moody
PBS Kids - Explore Outdoors

In celebration of Earth Month, PBS KIDS has announced a slate of all-new episodes, games and activities to encourage kids and families to get outside and enjoy nature. Beginning April 15, 2019 , viewers will be able to enjoy a special week of adventures from WILD KRATTS ,...

Celebrate Earth Day and the Arrival of Spring

April 2, 2019 - Posted in SCETV
NATURE “The Egg: Life’s Perfect Invention”

New Specials in April and May 2019 Include NATURE | American Spring LIVE , a Celebration of the Change in Seasons Across America ARLINGTON, VA; MARCH 27, 2019 -- Throughout April and beyond, PBS will celebrate Earth Day and the arrival of spring with programs that explore...

Giant Sacaton Grass | Expeditions Shorts

October 30, 2018 - Posted in Education by Patrick McMillan
sporobolus wrightii plant

Naturalist Patrick McMillan visits the Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch in Arizona where some of the last remaining Giant Sacaton Grass is found. Expeditions with Patrick McMillan is presented nationally by South Carolina ETV through American Public Television (APT).

Montezuma Quail | Expeditions Shorts

October 24, 2018 - Posted in Education by Patrick McMillan
man holding bird

At the National Audubon Research Ranch in Arizona, Naturalist Patrick McMillan discusses the study of the Montezuma quail, a secretive bird ranging from Mexico into the southwest US. Expeditions with Patrick McMillan is presented nationally by South Carolina ETV through...

Northern Pine Snake | Expeditions Shorts

October 17, 2018 - Posted in Education by Patrick McMillan
photo of a northern pine snake on the ground

Naturalist Patrick McMillan handles a Northern Pine Snake in the wild at the Francis Marion National Forest in South Carolina. Expeditions with Patrick McMillan is presented nationally by South Carolina ETV through American Public Television (APT).

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