Content about nature

Dune Evening Primrose

Dec 22, 2014

The Dune Evening Primrose grows in the dunes on the South Carolina coast.

The shortest period of daylight in a given year happens on the Winter Solstice.

Bursting Seed Pods

Dec 18, 2014

On a quiet day you can actually hear Wisteria seed pods bursting, scattering seeds.

This time of year, flocks of Common Grackles may visit an Oak tree near you.

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

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

  Hickory Trees in the Fall


Nov 14, 2014

"Autumn" - Rudy Mancke

Fun Facts About Persimmons

Velvet Blue Spread Fungus is Common on Oaks

Types of Persimmon Trees

A Great Blue Heron Feasting on a Snake.