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Naturalist Rudy Mancke, host of ETV's NatureScene, shares his knowledge of plants and wildlife each weekday on NatureNotes. These 1-minute snippets offer you a chance to find out about diverse topics having to do with the natural world. From the inner workings of our world's ecosystems, to plants & animals unique to South Carolina, to tips on beautiful sites to visit, you'll learn more about the world around you on NatureNotes.

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Rudy reads from The Vision of Sir Launfal, a poem by James Russell Lowell.


Jul 6, 2017
The Eastern Whippoorwill, a.k.a. Chuck-Will's-Widow
Dick Daniels [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

This bird nests on the ground. It calls at night.

Bark lice
Andreas Kay [CC BY-NC-SA 2.0] via Flickr

Bark Lice have a habit of gathering in groups.


Jul 4, 2017
A male Dobsonfly
Vilseskogen [CC BY-NC 2.0] via Flickr

Male Dobsonfly have large mandibles that they use to grasp females during mating.

An adult Black Rat Snake.

Black Rat snakes mating and laying eggs around this time of year will see the eggs hatch in the fall.