Each weekday naturalist Rudy Mancke, host of SCETV's NatureScene, shares his knowledge of plants and wildlife. Produced by South Carolina Public Radio.
A listener sights a raptor in a tree...
A listener finds a skull with long canine teeth...
Luna moths are common in South Carolina, with two broods a year.
Red Shouldered Hawk
This hawk is common in South Carolina's wooded wetlands.
Mistletoe is common in South Carolina.
Rudy shares a poem about Springtime.
Limpkins in South Carolina
A listener reports sighting limpkins near Myrtle Beach. These birds are not usually found this far north.
Some listeners report a great blue heron rookery near Mauldin.
Woody Vines in South Carolina
Rudy runs down the list...
It Were Happy if We Studied Nature More...
Rudy shares the words of William Penn.
A naturalist finds some mystery bones near Lake Greenwood...
These galls are made by wasps laying eggs in leaf buds.
Black-Crowned Night Heron
A listener has an unusual, daylight sighting of a bird usually seen only a dusk or after nightfall.
Geese and Gulls in Formation?
A listener reports an unusual formation in the sky...
A listener has a question about identifying a frog, based on the colors on its back.
Spring Has Sprung
The plants are sprouting, the birds are active, the signs are all around.
The Northern Brown Snake
This snake is common in backyards in South Carolina. Small, non-venomous, they tolerate people.
The redbellied snake rarely grows to a foot long. It eats soft bodied animals, mostly invertebrates.
A listener finds an egg case that resembles a "brown marshmallow" attached to a plant...
Opossums will eat, among other things, copperheads - the most common venomous snake in South Carolina.