Nature

"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.

Roses in Bloom

May 11, 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 . A rose I thought was native that’s blooming now, I’ve always heard it called Cherokee Rose. Now I find out that this single white, high climbing rose, with the scientific name Rosa laevigata, is...

Rose Chores

May 8, 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 . One of my favorite visits last year was to Pat Henry’s beautiful home in Laurens. You can see this segment by searching Making It Grow/ YouTube/Pat Henry’s Rose Garden. Because of vole pressure...

Growing Roses with Minimal Pesticide Use

May 6, 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 . Last year, team Making It Grow visited Pat Henry up near Laurens, SC. Pat is a world-renowned rosarian and partner at Roses Unlimited. She maintains a beautiful yard devoted to a half dozen...

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.

Mexican Free-tailed Bat

April 16, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke

This species is increasingly found in South Carolina.

Chickasaw Plum for Wildlife

April 13, 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’ve been noticing Chickasaw plums on my drive to Sumter recently. I see them on the dry, open woodlands as I drive down towards the Wateree flood plain. They’re modest in size, open and twiggy...

Mystery on the Beach

April 12, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
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A mix of organic materials washes up on the beach...

The Pros and Cons of Black Cherry and Cherry Laurel

April 11, 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 . Both Prunus serotina, black cherry, and Prunus caroliniana , cherry laurel, contain prussic acid, cyanide, and the wilted leaves especially are harmful to horses and cattle. If you crush the...

The Hawk on the Roof

April 11, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
An adult Red-Tailed Hawk

A listener encounters a Red-Tailed Hawk on the roof of a building in downtown Charleston.

Inspired by Spring

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

Rudy shares a poem of Spring.

PBS KIDS Celebrates 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
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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.

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