Nature

"Ground Cedar"

January 26, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Ground Cedar.

You'll find this green club moss on the ground among the brown, dead leaves in the winter.

Lichen with Legs?

January 25, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A Green Lacewing Fly.

The Aphis Lion carries remains of its prey on its back, along with other debris. Great camouflage!

Ferruginous Sandstone

January 24, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Ferruginous Sandstone (banded).

Similar to mudstone, this sandstone is held together by iron oxide.

Winter Birds

January 23, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Yellow Bellied Sapsucker

There are plenty of birds that come to South Carolina in the Winter. Rudy mentions two of his favorites.

Brownsnake vs. Copperhead?

January 22, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A Northern Brownsnake.

A listener finds a Brownsnake in his yard and wants to know, will it keep Copperheads out of its territory?

Skeletons

January 19, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
NatureNotes

Skeletal material can tell you a lot, if you know what to look fore.

Leaves, Green and Brown

January 18, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
NatureNotes

Midst the brown, dead leaves, this time of year you can sometimes to find the green leaves of the Crane-Fly Orchid.

White Dots on the River

January 17, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
NatureNotes

Gulls are on the rivers this time of year.

Spotted at the Feeder

January 12, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
NatureNotes

Rudy reports on the sightings at his backyard bird feeder.

Leaf-footed Bugs in the Winter

January 11, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A Leaf-Footed Bug

Leaf-footed bugs often over-winter as adults in South Carolina.

Mantis Fly

January 10, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A Mantis Fly.

The front legs of the Mantis Fly resemble those of a Mantis.

Ant Lion Pits

January 4, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Ant lion larva (Myrmeleontidae).

The indentations around the nest of an Ant Lion larva are for trapping prey.

Words from Henri-Frédéric Amiel

January 2, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
NatureNotes

Credit SC Public Radio Rudy shares words from Henri-Frédéric Amiel's journal : "Let mystery have its place in you; do not be always turning up your whole soil with the plowshare of self-examination, but leave a little fallow corner in your heart ready for any seed the winds...

Southern Flying Squirrel

December 29, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Southern Flying Squirrel

Listeners rescue a small squirrel that usually sleeps during the day.

Cooper's Hawk

December 28, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A Cooper's Hawk

This splendid bird of prey can be identified by its long tail and relatively short wings.

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