Nature

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.

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.

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