Content about nature

The Eastern King Snake feeds on venomous snakes.

Happy Earth Day 2015

Apr 22, 2015

Rudy wishes us a happy Earth Day.

A listener reports a "crazy snail" in his driveway and wonders what kind it is.

The large tooth on this jaw is a "dead give away" as to the animal's identity.

Rudy Mancke remembers the late USC professor Wade Batson.

Cocoons Sharing Space

Apr 16, 2015

Rudy Mancke tells us of a listener who found two cocoons unusually close together.

A Vulture's Feast

Apr 16, 2015

Black Vultures feast on the carcass of another common South Carolina bird.

The Beautiful Luna Moth

Apr 16, 2015

The beautiful Luna Moth is starting to emerge in South Carolina.

Ruby Throated Hummingbirds are back!

Identifies a bird from a single, found feather.

Rudy shares a heartfelt letter of thanks from a listener who grew up watching NatureScene on public TV.

Double Crested Cormorants are easier to find when the Shad begin to run in our lakes and rivers.

Thoughts on our close connection with the natural world.

Rudy tells us about some interesting plants found on the water at Wateree State Park.

Is it a Corn Snake?

Apr 2, 2015

A listener wants to know, "Is this a Corn Snake"?

An American Woodcock was found on USC's Horseshoe in Columbia.

Spitting Spider

Mar 31, 2015

The Spitting Spider is sometimes mistaken for the Brown Recluse.

Rudy talks about flowers that are out now, "harbingers" of spring.

A "Fossil" in Wood?

Mar 27, 2015

A wood?

A Flock of Robins

Mar 26, 2015

A large flock of Robins is sighted in Beaufort.

Luna Moth

Mar 25, 2015

A Luna Moth makes an early appearance.

Harbor Seal

Mar 24, 2015

Now again, Harbor Seals can be found as far south at South Carolina's coast.

Cedar Apple Rust

Mar 23, 2015

Cedar Apple Rust is a parasite on cedar trees that infects apple trees.

A listener on John's Island finds a might big shed snake skin.

Updated at 6:56 p.m. ET

A 475-pound leatherback sea turtle that was rescued from a remote beach in South Carolina was returned to the ocean Thursday, after being found stranded ashore and nursed back to health. It took five people to carry the creature, officials say.

The turtle "immediately responded to treatments" of fluids, vitamins and antibiotics after it was rescued Saturday, says spokeswoman Kate Dittloff of the South Carolina Aquarium.

Partridge Berry

Mar 12, 2015

A partridge berry plant has a "Christmas-y" look.

A Snake with a Tumor?

Mar 11, 2015

A listener reports a snake with a strange swelling near its head.

Trying to save an injured Belted Kingfisher...

Mystery bones found on the Timmerman Trail, near Cacye, SC.

Found it dead, by the road...what kind of bird is it?