Content about nature

A hunter finds some of the largest Red Oak leaves he's ever seen.

Cooper's Hawks seem to be more numerous this year.

Nature and Art

Feb 9, 2015

A naturalist looks at nature portrayed by artists.

The culprit may well have been a recent cold snap.

Remembering environmentalist Thomas Wyche.

Early budding of some plants this year.

Three Types of Lichens

Jan 29, 2015

Three types of Lichens

Angle-wing Katydid

Jan 28, 2015

The Angle-wing Katydid is a "false Katydid"--it just looks like the real thing.

Favorite Books on Insects

Remembering Peggy King

Jan 23, 2015

Remembering Peggy King

A Leaf-footed Stink Bug on the patio furniture.

Curious about what might emerge from that cocoon you found? Rudy tells you how to properly handle and care for a cocoon.

Oak Apple Gall

Jan 20, 2015

An Oak Apple Gall can look like a fruit, at first glance.

A Buck Moth is caught in the act of first spreading its wings.

Jelly Fungi - "Black Jellyroll"

Saying goodbye to the old Columbia Science Museum.

Bald Eagle Nest Cam

Jan 14, 2015 and offer a birds-eye view of a Bald Eagle nest.

"Sea" Gulls?

Jan 13, 2015

Gulls that you'll find over-wintering on local lakes, ponds, and rivers.

Three naturalized plants that are flowering now.

The misunderstood mole.

Bur Marigold

Jan 9, 2015

Bur Marigolds are common in South Carolina, but, you have look for them in wetlands.

Shrews feed on Voles and other mammals.

The Bald Cypress Tree has male and female cones.

The Great Leopard Moth Caterpillar is a bristly creature.

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. I thought we’d start to “new semester” by talking about some nuisance wildlife animals for gardeners. The newest is the nine-banded armadillo which originally crossed the Rio Grande in to Texas and has now crossed the Mississippi and every other river that stood between it and South Carolina. At first, biologists believed its range would be severely limited by cold temperatures, but these these mammals are first class diggers and burrow deeply into the soil when temperatures are extreme.

Box Elder "Snow"

Jan 5, 2015

Shake a small Box Elder tree this time of year and you are likely to experience a "snowstorm" of floating seed, 'coptering to the ground.

Firefly Larvae

Jan 2, 2015

Firefly Larvae can glow just like adults.

Words for the New Year

Jan 1, 2015

Some words for the new year from the journal of Henri Frédéric Amiel.

Flicker on the Ground

Dec 31, 2014

Northern Flickers are a type of woodpecker you might spot on the ground as often as in a tree.