Nature

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...

Hanahan Butterfly & Pollinator Garden

April 9, 2018 - Posted in Home by Sean Flynn
monarch caterpillars

The Hanahan Butterly and Pollinater Garden located at the Hanahan Public Library has a variety of plants that attract butterflies and pollinators. Clemson Extension's Terasa Lott talks with Keep Hanahan Beautiful volunteer Kathy Stone about their plant selection and the...

They Aren't Ant Hills...

April 3, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
The excavated soil and entrance hole to a Mining Bee's nest.

The Mining Bee is solitary, but builds nests in "colonies."

More on Pollinating Pawpaws

March 31, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Amanda McNulty
Male Pawpaw blossoms.

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . At the Musser Farm at Clemson we filmed a segment on their pawpaw orchard. Search Making It Grow Youtube Pawpaw and see our interview featuring fruit specialist Dr. Greg Reighard. This orchard...

Mosquitos are Pests, but with a Place in Nature

March 20, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Two thirds of the approximately 60 mosquito species in South Carolina don't bite humans.

Mosquitos are among nature’s biggest pests. Their bites itch, they’re annoying and they can carry diseases. But surprisingly, says Clemson professor Peter Adler, of the approximately 60 mosquito species that inhabit South Carolina, two-thirds of them DON’T bite humans. Some...

Poison Ivy is a Year-Round Threat of Misery

March 6, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
A three-left cluster is an easy way to spot poison ivy.

Poison ivy is a common plant in South Carolina that can make people miserable for weeks. Naturalist Rudy Mancke said the vine can both grow on the ground and can climb trees, which it likes to do. The itch and rash poison ivy (and its cousins, poison oak and the rarer...

Barnacles on the Beach

February 9, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
NatureNotes

Credit SC Public Radio A listener finds some Barnacles on Myrtle Beach.

Hentz's Orb Weavers

November 14, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Hentz's Orb weaver, Neoscona crucifera, ventral view.

This spider hides during the day and comes out into the center of its web at night.

A is for Ace Basin

January 20, 2017 - Posted in Culture
A is for Ace Basin

A is for Ace Basin. Dean Harrigal, Wildlife Biologist, with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) talks about the Ace Basin.

Africanized Bees Found in SC for First Time in 15 Years

May 26, 2016 - Posted in Local by Sydney Hankinson
Africanized Bee

A hive of Africanized honey bees, also called “killer bees,” was recently discovered in Charleston County. It is the first time since 2001 that Africanized bees have been found in South Carolina. In 2001, a colony of Africanized honey bees was found on the wing of an...

Bee City, USA | ETV Shorts

February 26, 2016 - Posted in Business by Tabitha Safdi
Bee City

Located between Summerville and Walterboro, Bee City is a honeybee farm and petting zoo. Bee City's focus is to educate the public on the imprtance of honeybees. The petting zoo is a main attraction with animals from monkeys and lemurs to wallabies and llamas.

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