Nature

Lady's Tresses Orchids

June 22, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A Lady's Tresses Orchid.

If you find one of these lovely plants, it's best left in place if you want it to thrive.

Discovering the Lowcountry | ETV Endowment Intern Cassidy

June 15, 2018 - Posted in Local by Cassidy Haynes
Sgt. Jasper Park in Hardeeville

Hi, everyone! I’m Cassidy Haynes, and I’m interning at the Beaufort SCETV station. In this first week alone, I’ve traveled to Hunting Island, Columbia, and Hardeeville, and so far it’s been a blast. I’m incredibly grateful to have an opportunity to see first-hand the work...

Anhingas at Huntington Beach State park

June 11, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
An Anhinga.

A listener spots some "crazy" birds at Hunting Beach State Park...

Oyster Reef Restoration

May 29, 2018 - Posted in Local by Sean Flynn
Oyster Reef

The South Carolina Oyster Restoration and Enhancement Program (SCORE) is a community-based habitat restoration and monitoring program of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. Making It Grow Host and Clemson Extension Agent Amanda McNulty talks with Michael...

Ring Necked Pheasant

May 24, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A Ring Necked Pheasant

A beautiful bird spotted in Ridgeway--is it native?

Why Does the Turtle Cross the Road?

May 23, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Olivia Aldridge
It's common for female turtles to cross roadways during the spring and summer months while searching for nesting grounds.

Now that summer is approaching, it’s a common occurrence to see turtles crawling across roadways in South Carolina (and many other states). Ever wondered why that is? In honor of World Turtle Day , I spoke with Cris Hagen, Director of Animal Management at the Turtle...

The Dwarf Crested Iris

May 19, 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 . One of the native irises that I found listed in the AC Moore Herbarium’s SC Plant Atlas is Iris cristata – dwarf crested iris. The Herbarium map shows its having been...

The Tulip Tree

May 16, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A Tulip Tree in flower.

One common name for this tree is "Tulip Poplar." However, it is not in the poplar family, but in the magnolia.

It's Bird Migration Time

May 10, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A Summer Tanager.

Whether passing through or nesting here for the summer, there are lots of species returning to South Carolina right now.

Metallic Wood-Boring Beetles

May 9, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A Metallic Wood-Boring Beetle.

A Dorchester listener, walking in the park, spots an interesting insect...

Butterflies Are Out!

May 8, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly.

Monarchs, Zebra Swallow Tails, Black Swallows, and many more are out.

The South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Care Center

May 7, 2018 - Posted in Local by Sean Flynn
Sea Turtle

When a sea turtle is found stranded or injured, SCDNR brings the animal to the Sea Turtle Care Center for treatment. Sea turtles arrive most commonly suffering from debilitated turtle syndrome, shock from being exposed to cold temperatures, or injury from a boat strike or...

The Sora

May 3, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
The Sora (Porzana carolina) is a small waterbird, sometimes also referred to as the Sora Rail or Sora Crake.

This species is found around fresh water marshes and flooded fields.

Grass Carp

April 25, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Grass Carp.

These fish are a non-native species.

College of Charleston Professor Works to Save Coral Reefs

April 17, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Coral polyps on Molasses Reef, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

People picture coral reefs as bursting with color and teeming with a variety of undersea life, which many are. But their number is shrinking, says College of Charleston biologist Phil Dustan, because they are hyper-sensitive to temperature changes, and climate change is...

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