Nature

Making It Grow Extra: Historic Columbia's New On-Line Garden Database

August 8, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Alfred Turner
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Clemson Extension Agent Amanda McNulty talks with the Historic Columbia’s Director of Grounds Keith Mearns about their new on-line plant database that documents all of their plant material.

Gulf Coast Spiny Soft-Shelled Turtle

August 7, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A Gulf Coast Spiny Softshell turtle.

The long, needle-like nose is a good identifying characteristic for this turtle.

Making It Grow Extra: Carolina Bays

August 5, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Alfred Turner
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Dr. John Nelson of the AC Moore Herbarium joins Clemson Extension Agent and the host of Making It Grow , Amanda McNulty, to talk about Carolina Bays.

Discovering Schweinitz's Sunflower

August 3, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Alfred Turner
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . The Schweinitz sunflower was named for Lewis David de Scweinitz, an American botanist with important German connections. Born in Pennsylvania, he was a descendant of the founder of the Moravian...

Artichokes

July 27, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . At a recent funeral in Columbia, the homily included remarks about the thousands of jars of artichoke relish the departed parsishoner had made over the years for an annual bazaar. Artichoke...

Sunflowers Are For the Birds

July 25, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Alfred Turner
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . I’m going to suggest that my bird-loving friend Ann Nolte add a large planting of sunflowers to her “big yard” garden outside St. Matthews . Here’s a partial list of birds that feast on the...

Anhingas

July 19, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
An Anhinga.

This large bird is mostly found on the coastal plain of South Carolina.

Making It Grow: Turning Your Yard Into a Habitat

July 17, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Alfred Turner
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Clemson Extension Agent and Host of “ Making It Grow , Amanda McNulty is joined by fellow agent Terasa Lott who shares her ideas of transforming her yard from turfgrass to one that is more habitat friendly.

Summer Tanager

July 16, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A male Summer Tanager.

The Summer Tanager migrates to South Carolina in the summer months.

The Regal Moth

July 12, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A Regal Moth, a.k.a. Royal Walnut Moth.

This large moth is also known as the Royal Walnut moth.

Eastern Dobsonfly

July 10, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A male Dobsonfly.

The male Dobsonfly has large mandibles used to grip the female during mating.

Cottonmouth Snake on the Savannah River

July 8, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
An Eastern Cottonmouth snake, agkistrodon piscivorus

A listener makes an unusual snake sighting...

Promoting South Carolina Watermelon

July 6, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Alfred Turner
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . South Carolina’s watermelon queen for 2019, Courtney Kubo, visited Making It Grow recently. She and other state’s representatives gave out 44,000 containers of watermelon at the Charleston...

Good News for Watermelon Growers

July 5, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Alfred Turner
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . The US Department of Agriculture Ag Research Service just announced on June 26 a very exciting breakthrough for watermelon growers. Pat Wechter, a USDA researcher at the joint USDA Clemson...

Watermelons and Downy Mildew

July 3, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Alfred Turner
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Certain strains of downy mildew are serious diseases of cucurbit family members – squash, cucumbers, melons and watermelons. Watermelons, in particular, are very important economically for some...

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