Nature

Woodland Voles

February 27, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Woodland Vole (Microtus Pinetorum).

The case of the disappearing dandelions.

Helping Your Sago Palm Survive the Winter

February 26, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
Sago Palm, Cycas revoluta.

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . One plant that really suffered during our December ice age was the sago palm, Cycas revoluta. Sago palms represent some of the oldest living plants on earth and are not palms but cycads...

Sand Collars

February 26, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A sand collar, the egg capsule of a moonsnail.

They look like they might be man-made, but, they are not.

Bagworm Moths

February 23, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A Bagwood Moth egg case.

The female Bagworm Moth is wingless.

A Sea Creature in the Backyard?

February 22, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Starfish Stinkhorn Mushroom

This fungus gets part of its common name from its shape.

Cedar Waxwings

February 21, 2018 - Posted in Education by Alfred Turner
Cedar Waxwing

A listener finds a flock of Cedar Waxwings drinking in his backyard.

Mystery Skull

February 20, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
NatureNotes

A listener finds a skull...

Count the Birds

February 19, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
logo for the Great Backyard Bird Count

\This is the last day of the Great Backyard Bird Count. Rudy shares his list, so far.

Barnacles on the Beach

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

Credit SC Public Radio A listener finds some Barnacles on Myrtle Beach.

Brown Snakes

February 8, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A Dekay's snake (Storeria dekayi), aka Brown snake.

Brown Snakes are nonvenomous, and they often hibernate in piles of dead leaves.

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.

Storm Water Runoff a Threat to Hitchcock Woods

February 2, 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. Each week on Making It Grow Terasa Lott gives us a water quality tip. Rain barrels and rain gardens are designed to help stop storm water runoff from properties, water that carries pollutants,...

Managing the Ecology of Hitchcock Woods

February 1, 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 . It wasn’t hunting that attracted the wealthy Hitchcock family to South Carolina in the early 1900’s; rather it was the well drained sands that provided good footing for horse sporting activities...

Hitchcock Woods

January 31, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
Making It Grow Minute

Credit SC Public Radio Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. A recent article in the Department of Natural Resources’ South Carolina Wildlife magazine highlighted a 2000-acre urban forest in the City of Aiken. A wealthy Northern...

The Outdoor Dream Foundation

January 29, 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 the Department of Natural Resource’s award-winning magazine, South Carolina Wildlife, I learned about a remarkable organization that DNR partners with. The Outdoor Dream Foundation...

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