NatureNotes

Mon-Fri, throughout the day

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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Copperheads are the most common venomous snake in South Carolina.

Readings for Autumn

Dec 12, 2014

Readings for Autumn by James Russell Lowell and Thomas Bailey Aldrich.

A Luna Moth sighted in Mid-November??

The egg case of the Black and Yellow Orb Weaver spider is a curious sight.

The Hawk in the back yard.

The yellow lines in a Yellow Rat Snake start out as yellow blotches.

Firefly Larva Looks Like an "Armored Caterpillar"

Columnar Stink Horn Mushroom in Aiken

"...(O)ne of the oddest true bug species...in the world."

Playing Bone Detective

Dec 2, 2014

An skull is found in Musgrove Mill. What kind animal?

Osage Orange

Dec 1, 2014

Osage Orange trees in Musgrove Mill, SC

A Pine Warbler is spotted 3 miles off the South Carolina coast!

Happy Thanksgiving Day!

Nov 27, 2014

A Thanksgiving greeting from Rudy.

Swamp Tupelo defends itself against Misletoe.

The Hickory Horned Devil Caterpillar pupates underground.

A Carolina Wren spends the night on the porch.

A Poem of Alaska

Nov 21, 2014

A Poem of Alaska

Vertebrae from Columbia Mammoth Found on Edisto Island

An Atypically Marked Eastern Garter Snake

Strawberry Bush, a.k.a. Hearts-a-Bursting-with-Love.

Zebra Long-Winged Butterfly

Velvet Blue Spread Fungus is Common on Oaks

A Great Blue Heron Feasting on a Snake.

Sea Myrtle is Common All Over South Carolina

Copperhead Snake on the Trail Near Summerville.

The Tulip Tree

Nov 7, 2014

The Tulip Tree's leaves are shaped like a tulip, and its flowers also resemble tulip.

A Barred Owl in Downtown Greenville

Huge Bryozoan Colonies

Nov 5, 2014

Huge Bryozoan Colonies found in Lake Junaluska, NC.

Banded Sphinx Moth

Nov 4, 2014

Banded Sphinx Moth spotted in Newberry.

The Green Lynx spider guards its eggs, jumping into action at any sign of a threat.

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