Nature

The Value of Black Cherry Trees

April 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 . Prunus serotina, black cherry, is our most important and largest native cherry tree in North America. It has a huge range, from the middle of Canada to Florida, over to Texas and Arizona and...

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.

All About Dandelions

February 2, 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 common name dandelion is derived from the French phrase d ent de lion – lion’s tooth, referring to the deeply serrated leaves of some species, including the one we most commonly see –...

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.

Loquats Important to Honeybees

January 18, 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 was outside cutting magnolia to make a Christmas wreath and stopped to admire the flowers on one of my loquat trees. Loquat has a melodious scientific name, Eriobotrya japonica, and is...

Camellias are Great for Pollinators

January 16, 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 . There is a huge push to grow native plants in an effort to help pollinators. But don’t throw out the baby with the bathwater – some of our most beloved non-natives are important food sources,...

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