Nature

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.

Mediterranean Gecko

December 27, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A Mediterranean Gecko.

A listener spots a lizard near Charleston harbor...

Bearded Hedge Hog Mushrooms

December 26, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Bearded Hedgehog Fungus

Some naturalists find a massive fungus, sometimes known as a Lion's Mane fungus.

Coyote Photo Op

December 22, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A coyote

Coyote populations are growing in South Carolina.

Happy Winter Solstice

December 21, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
NatureNotes

We wish you a happy Winter Solstice!

Mantis Egg Case

December 20, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
The egg case of a Carolina Mantis.

Here's a good suggestion for what to do with that mantis egg case you found on your Christmas tree.

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