Nature

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Voracious Caterpillar

Oct 15, 2014

One caterpillar scarfing down 20 leaves?

Squab flies hitchhike on their hosts, migrating birds.

Migrating Birds

Oct 13, 2014

Migrating birds often don't make it to the end of their journey, because of collisions with windows.

The Puss Caterpillar is poisonous, so, don't touch!

Sometimes called Pine Lizards, the Eastern Fence Lizard is common in the state.

  Daytona Moth Caterpillars love azaleas, and, this time of year, they show up in great numbers.

The Marbled Orb Weaver makes beautiful webs. Because of its coloring, it's often called a Hallowe'en Spider.

Green Anole Lizard

Oct 6, 2014

Carolina Anoles (we often call them "chamelions") are an odd sight when they shed their skin.

Five Rattlesnakes!

Oct 3, 2014

A weed covered pile of old lumber provides a great habitat for some Cane Break Rattlesnakes.

Actually, they are pupal cases of wasps! Rudy Mancke tells us more...

Walking Stick Insects

Oct 1, 2014

...a siting of the Two-Striped Walking Stick.

They've been around all summer, but, now they are big enough to notice--especially the "garden" spiders.

Checkered Skipper Butterflies are hard to catagorize. Rudy Mancke tells us more...

A Woodpecker at the Humming Bird feeder? Really?

An insect trapped in a spider web making a lot of racket? The Northern Singing Cicada.

The Columbia Mammoth

Sep 24, 2014

The Columbia Mammoth once roamed South Carolina. The state legislature recently named it the State Fossil. Don't confuse it with the Wooly Mammoth, though!

Fall "web worms," caterpillars, actually, are abundant in the trees and shrubs this year. Rudy Mancke tells us more...

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   As we move toward winter, the days are shortening. Today is the autumnal equinox, when the daylight and the nighttime hours are equal, and it's not just a day on the calendar. All around us the natural world is reacting to the change. Rudy Mancke tells us more...

"A Harmony in Autumn"

Sep 19, 2014

Can you feel it? Autumn is coming!

  Banded Water Snakes in Myrtle Beach.

Daytona Moth

Sep 17, 2014

  The Daytona Moth has an unusual look when at rest.

  A Robber Fly takes on a Bumble Bee.

  Virgin's Bower is in Flower in South Carolina.

Swamp Rose Mallow

Sep 5, 2014

Swamp Rose Mallow.

Thread-waisted Wasps and Caterpillars

Sep 4, 2014

Thread-waisted wasps and caterpillars.

The Snake Vs. the Toad

Sep 3, 2014

The Snake vs. the Toad.

Naturalist Rudy Mancke talks about a really odd looking fish known as the Atlantic Midshipman Fish.

Southeastern Crowned snake.

Today we encore the first-ever "NatureNotes," broadcast 15 years ago.

South Carolina Wetlands

Aug 29, 2014

South Carolina's wetlands offer our communities many benefits, so take these steps to protect our natural eco-systems.

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