Nature

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.

Bowfin

December 19, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A bowfin skull.

The bowfin is the only remaining representative of a kind of fish once plentiful in eons past.

The Golden Silk Orb Weaver is Long Lived

December 18, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A male Golden Silk Orb Weaver (top) is a lot smaller than a female .

This spider is becoming more and more common across the state.

Brazilian Free-Tailed Bat

December 15, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Brazillian Free-Tailed Bat (Tadarida brasiliensis mexicanus)

A listener finds a bat in the office (!) and wonders what species it was. The tail gives it away.

Yellow Rat Snake

December 14, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Yellow Rat Snake

This species of rat snake is typical on the coastal plain of South Carolina.

Broad-headed Skink

December 13, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Broad-Headed Skink

Among the creatures a listener had captured on film was a Broad-Headed Skink.

Snook

December 12, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Snook

Caught by a listener off of Edisto Beach, a type of fish he'd never seen before...

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