Nature

Scrambled Eggs Slime Mold

March 19, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
"Scrambled Egg" slime mold.

The common name for this mold is pretty darned descriptive.

A "Ball of Feathers" on the Porch

March 16, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A wren asleep on the porch.

You'll often find Carolina Wrens "hiding" in the corner of porches.

The Pearly Wood-Nymph

March 15, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Eudryas brevipennis, Pearly Wood-Nymph.

A listener spots a moth on her porch, and it's not one that's often seen, though it lives throughout the state.

A "Crazy Bug"

March 14, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Backswimmer (Family Notonectidae)

South Carolina has two, very similar "water bugs," the Water Boatman and the Backswimmer, both found in fresh water.

A Dolphin Vertebra?

March 13, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
NatureNotes

Credit SC Public Radio A listener finds vertebra on the beach on the Isle of Palms...

Spotted Salamander Egg Masses

March 12, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Ambystoma maculatum (spotted salamander) egg masses with algae visible inside the eggs

A listener finds some strange looking masses in some standing water in a roadside ditch.

A Brand New Moth

March 9, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
NatureNotes

A listener finds a moth, newly emerged from its cocoon.

A Fox in the Daylight

March 8, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A Red Fox.

A listener spots a Red Fox in daylight. Is it unusual for one to be abroad during the day?

Backyard Lizard

March 7, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
An Eastern Fence Lizard found in Douthat State Park is a state park located in the Allegheny Mountains in Virginia.

A listener finds a new type of lizard in his backyard.

Poison Ivy is a Year-Round Threat of Misery

March 6, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
A three-left cluster is an easy way to spot poison ivy.

Poison ivy is a common plant in South Carolina that can make people miserable for weeks. Naturalist Rudy Mancke said the vine can both grow on the ground and can climb trees, which it likes to do. The itch and rash poison ivy (and its cousins, poison oak and the rarer...

A Sign of Spring

March 6, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A Spring Azure butterfly.

When you see these butterflies out and about, you know Spring is at hand.

Cocoons?

March 5, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
NatureNotes

A listener finds egg masses from a resident of his yard.

Profound Humility by the Ocean of Truth

March 2, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Rudy Mancke

Rudy shares some words attributed Sir Issac Newton .

Columnar Stinkhorn Mushrooms

March 1, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A column stinkhorn (Clathrus columnatus).

A listener finds "something from an alien environment" in his yard.

Eastern Pheobe

February 28, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
An Eastern Phoebe.

A listener spots an Eastern Phoebe in her yard.

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