Nature

Everything You Need To Know About Kudzu and the Kudzu Bug

October 15, 2018 - Posted in Local by Libby Dallis
Kudzu Bug

The Kudzu Bug, Megacopta cribraria, is an invasive species that was first detected in North America in 2009. The species feeds on legumes. Kudzu and soybeans are preferred legume hosts. When the species feeds on Kudzu, it is beneficial, as it was determined that the insect...

Venus Flytrap | Expeditions Shorts

October 10, 2018 - Posted in Education by Patrick McMillan
photo of venus flytraps in the wild

While visiting the Apalachicola National Forest in Florida, Naturalist Patrick McMillan explains the mechanics behind the moving parts of a plant that feeds on insects – the Venus flytrap. Expeditions with Patrick McMillan is presented nationally by South Carolina ETV...

Proper Planting Trees

October 5, 2018 - 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 . The University of Florida Extension factsheet on trees and hurricanes speaks to the issue of properly planting a tree to improve its survivability. We Clemson people say...

Making It Grow Extra: Nutrients for Polinators

October 3, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Making It Grow Minute Extra logo

Clemson Extension Agent Amanda McNulty and host of Making It Grow is joined by Davis Sanders from South Pleasantburg Nursery in Greenville, SC. This chat is about how pollinating insects not only need food and host plants during the growing season, they also need a source...

Longleaf Pine Flatwoods | Expeditions Shorts

October 3, 2018 - Posted in Education by Patrick McMillan
photo of a forest

Naturalist Patrick McMillan walks through a fire-maintained pineland in the Apalachicola National Forest in Florida, describing the flora that thrives in this habitat. Expeditions with Patrick McMillan is presented nationally by South Carolina ETV through American Public...

Live Oaks and Wind

October 3, 2018 - 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 . The University of Florida Extension Service has a factsheet titled How to Minimize Wind Damage in the South Florida Landscape. We here in South Carolina who observe the...

Slave Cabin | Expeditions Shorts

September 26, 2018 - Posted in Education by Patrick McMillan
photo of an old dilapidated slave cabin

Located on an antebellum plantation near the coast of South Carolina is an abandoned slave cabin in which Naturalist Patrick McMillan discovers wildlife now making a home. Expeditions with Patrick McMillan is presented nationally by South Carolina ETV through American...

Resources to Help You Plan a Fall Garden

September 8, 2018 - 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 . Clemson’s Home and Garden Information Center has a dandy fact sheet called Planning, p-l-a-n-n-i-n-g, a garden. You still have time to put out hardier winter vegetables...

Caterpillar of the Great Leopard Moth

September 7, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
The Great Leopard Moth.

A listener sees the caterpillar of a Great Leopard moth. That caterpillar will likely over-winter, forming its cocoon in the fall.

Making It Grow Extra: The Importance of Botany

August 31, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio
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Clemson Extension Agent and Host of Making It Grow , Amanda McNulty talks with Dr. John Nelson from the University of South Carolina AC Moore Herbarium about the importance of botany and taxonomy in today’s world.(MIG Extra 07)

A Devil of a Caterpillar

August 31, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A Regal Moth, a.k.a. Royal Walnut Moth.

This menacing-looking Hickory Horned Devil caterpillar is actually harmless, and is the larval form of the Regal, or Royal Walnut moth.

Buff-Bellied Hummingbird And Red-Naped Sapsucker | Expeditions Shorts

August 29, 2018 - Posted in Education by Patrick McMillan
Buff-Bellied Hummingbird

In south Texas, Naturalist Patrick McMillan discovers a colorful hummingbird species normally associated with the tropics. Expeditions with Patrick McMillan is presented nationally by South Carolina ETV through American Public Television (APT).

Florida Yellow Blatterwort | Expeditions Shorts

August 22, 2018 - Posted in Education by Patrick McMillan
Florida Yellow Blatterwort

Naturalist Patrick McMillan explains the trapping mechanism of the Florida yellow bladderwort in a visit to the Apalachicola National Forest. Expeditions with Patrick McMillan is presented nationally by South Carolina ETV through American Public Television (APT).

Mystery Bird's Nest

August 16, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.

The Blue-Gray Gnat Catcher lives here in the warmer months. They build nests of spider silk or caterpillar silk, and cover them with lichens.

Dall Sheep | Expeditions Shorts

August 15, 2018 - Posted in Education by Patrick McMillan
Dall Sheep

The dall sheep, a species native to Alaska, has specialized survival strategies depending on the time of the year, as Naturalist Patrick McMillan explains. Expeditions with Patrick McMillan is presented nationally by South Carolina ETV through American Public Television (...

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