Nature

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...

Ring Necked Pheasant

June 27, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A Ring Necked Pheasant

This Eurasian bird has been widely introduced to this country as a game bird.

Mystery Feather

June 26, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Red Tailed Hawk

Listener's in Georgetown find a feather from a Red Tailed Hawk.

Brown-Headed Cowbird

June 24, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A Brown-Headed Cowbird

This bird is widespread in South Carolina.

Scorpions in South Carolina?

June 11, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Vaejovis carolinianus - Southern Unstriped Scorpion.

The Southern Unstripped Scorpion lives mostly in the mountains and Piedmont. The stripped scorpion can occasionally be found on the lower Coastal Plain.

Broadheaded Skink

June 10, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Broad-Headed Skink (Eumeces laticeps).

These very large lizards feed on insects and spiders.

Mating Luna Moths

June 7, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Luna Moths, mating

A listener spots two of these large moths that are mating.

"A Good Snake Day"

June 5, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
An Eastern Cottonmouth snake, agkistrodon piscivorus

A listener had an abundance of snake sightings in Francis Beidler Forest...

Moths and Yucca

June 1, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Making It Grow Minute

Credit SC Public Radio Hello Gardeners, I'm Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Some hummingbird moths, so named because of their size, visit yucca flowers at night to enjoy their nectar. But the important pollinators are yucca moths. Relatively small...

Trees in Flower

May 28, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
NatureNotes

Credit SC Public Radio There are lots of trees flowering in South Carolina right now...

Yuccas Are Flowering Now

May 27, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Making It Grow Minute

Credit SC Public Radio Hello Gardeners, I'm Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Right now, striking plants that are grown in many yards, and in cemeteries, and along roadsides are capturing our attention. Yuccas are tough, hardy plants that can...

"Snake Birds"

May 20, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
An Anhinga.

When the Anhinga is in the water, hunting, its head and neck is reminiscent of a swimming snake.

Giant Waterbug

April 29, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Lethocerus americanus, Giant Water Bug.

This insect is large enough to prey on small snakes and veterbrates, as well as invertebrates.

Red-Bellied Woodpecker

April 26, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A female Red Bellied Woodpecker.

This speices is the largest of the woodpeckers you will find in South Carolina.

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