Nature

Inspired by Spring

April 10, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
NatureNotes

Rudy shares a poem of Spring.

April is Earth Month - Explore the Outdoors

April 9, 2019 - Posted in Education by Ty Moody
PBS Kids - Explore Outdoors

In celebration of Earth Month, PBS KIDS has announced a slate of all-new episodes, games and activities to encourage kids and families to get outside and enjoy nature. Beginning April 15, 2019 , viewers will be able to enjoy a special week of adventures from WILD KRATTS ,...

Greenbrier

April 9, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
NatureNotes

The thick, knotty, underground "stems" (rhizomes) of Greenbrier (Smilax) are tough. The vine is hard to elimnate, once it is established.

Bladderwort

April 8, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke

This carnivorous water plant traps tiny invertebrates with the bladders on its submerged leaves.

Celebrate Earth Day and the Arrival of Spring

April 2, 2019 - Posted in SCETV
NATURE “The Egg: Life’s Perfect Invention”

New Specials in April and May 2019 Include NATURE | American Spring LIVE , a Celebration of the Change in Seasons Across America ARLINGTON, VA; MARCH 27, 2019 -- Throughout April and beyond, PBS will celebrate Earth Day and the arrival of spring with programs that explore...

Anhinga Anhinga?

March 26, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
An Anhinga.

The scientific name of these "Water Turkeys" is Anhinga anhinga

Opossums

March 22, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
An Opossum.

The Opossum is the only marsupial in the U.S. and Canada. Though "Possum" is a coloquial name for these animals, the Possum is actually a distant, Australian relative.

The Fox Squirrel

March 21, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
An Eastern Fox Squirrel.

The Fox Squirrel is significantly larger than the more common Gray Squirrel.

Happy Vernal Equinox!

March 20, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
NatureNotes

Today the length of night is the same as that of day.

Blue Gray Gnatcatcher Nests

March 19, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A Blue-gray Gnatcatcher nest.

These nests are held together with spider silk.

The Luna Moth

March 18, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Luna Moth - Actias luna.

These moths over-winter in "paper thin" cocoons on the ground.

American Bittern

March 15, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
An American Bittern

You will find this bird in marshes, if you can manage to see it at all.

Pharyngeal Teeth

March 11, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Pharyngeal Teeth

A listener finds some "jaws" on the shore of Lake Hatwell, which are actually pharyngeal teeth, found in certain species of Carp.

Spotted Wintergreen

February 8, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Spotted Wintergreen

This plant is found throughout South Carolina.

Honey Locust Tree

January 28, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Honey Locust Tree seed pods.

Honey Locust Trees have twisted, brown fruit.

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