Nature

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...

Remontant Hydrangeas

June 29, 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 . Summers in South Carolina can seem endless as autumn seems to come later and later each year. The phrase Endless Summer has a happier connotation, however, when it comes to a series of...

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.

Hydrangea Blooms

June 26, 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 . Recently we had a caller whose hydrangeas didn’t have a single bloom although the foliage was lush and healthy and the plants got plenty of morning sun and had bloomed in past years. Our...

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
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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...

Spanish Bayonet

May 30, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Alfred Turner
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Credit SC Public Radio Hello Gardeners, I'm Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Like Yucca aloifolia, Spanish Bayonet, the plant called Spanish Dagger, Yucca gloriosa, also is native only to the lower southeastern states. Although it has a similar...

Trees in Flower

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

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