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Naturalist Rudy Mancke, the late host of SCETV's long-running NatureScene, shared his knowledge of plants and wildlife for nearly 25 years on NatureNotes. These 1-minute snippets offer you a chance to find out about diverse topics having to do with the natural world. From the inner workings of our world's ecosystems to plants & animals unique to South Carolina, you'll learn more about the world around you on NatureNotes.

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  • Rudy Mancke helps a listener in Myrtle Beach identify a metallic beetle they found.
  • On today's NatureNotes, Rudy Mancke helps a listener identify a juvenile black racer. While adult snakes of this species are known for their black coloring, young ones can often be multi-colored.
  • Rudy Mancke discusses pollen season and its effects on both plants and animals.
  • Rudy Mancke discusses the breakdown of a yellowjacket nest.
  • As the world marks All Souls Day and Día de Muertos, Rudy Mancke reflects on the important of death in the natural world and the circle of life.
  • As we mark All Saints Day, Rudy Mancke discusses the harvest season and South Carolina's species of crabapples.