NatureNotes

Dobsonfly Eggs

August 13, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Eastern Dobsonfly eggs (Corydalis cornutus)

A listener finds what appear to be bird droppings on the leaves of a tree...

Gulf Coast Spiny Soft-Shelled Turtle

August 7, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A Gulf Coast Spiny Softshell turtle.

The long, needle-like nose is a good identifying characteristic for this turtle.

Anhingas

July 19, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
An Anhinga.

This large bird is mostly found on the coastal plain of South Carolina.

Summer Tanager

July 16, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A male Summer Tanager.

The Summer Tanager migrates to South Carolina in the summer months.

The Regal Moth

July 12, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A Regal Moth, a.k.a. Royal Walnut Moth.

This large moth is also known as the Royal Walnut moth.

Eastern Dobsonfly

July 10, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A male Dobsonfly.

The male Dobsonfly has large mandibles used to grip the female during mating.

Cottonmouth Snake on the Savannah River

July 8, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
An Eastern Cottonmouth snake, agkistrodon piscivorus

A listener makes an unusual snake sighting...

Ring Necked Pheasant

June 27, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A Ring Necked Pheasant

This Eurasian bird has been widely introduced to this country as a game bird.

Mystery Feather

June 26, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Red Tailed Hawk

Listener's in Georgetown find a feather from a Red Tailed Hawk.

Brown-Headed Cowbird

June 24, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A Brown-Headed Cowbird

This bird is widespread in South Carolina.

Scorpions in South Carolina?

June 11, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Vaejovis carolinianus - Southern Unstriped Scorpion.

The Southern Unstripped Scorpion lives mostly in the mountains and Piedmont. The stripped scorpion can occasionally be found on the lower Coastal Plain.

Broadheaded Skink

June 10, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Broad-Headed Skink (Eumeces laticeps).

These very large lizards feed on insects and spiders.

Mating Luna Moths

June 7, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Luna Moths, mating

A listener spots two of these large moths that are mating.

"A Good Snake Day"

June 5, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
An Eastern Cottonmouth snake, agkistrodon piscivorus

A listener had an abundance of snake sightings in Francis Beidler Forest...

Trees in Flower

May 28, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
NatureNotes

Credit SC Public Radio There are lots of trees flowering in South Carolina right now...

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