Nature

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...

"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?

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