NatureNotes

Mon-Fri, throughout the day

Naturalist Rudy Mancke, host of ETV's NatureScene, shares his knowledge of plants and wildlife each weekday 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, to tips on beautiful sites to visit, you'll learn more about the world around you on NatureNotes.

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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

Velvet Blue Spread Fungus is Common on Oaks

A Great Blue Heron Feasting on a Snake.

Sea Myrtle is Common All Over South Carolina

Copperhead Snake on the Trail Near Summerville.

The Tulip Tree

Nov 7, 2014

The Tulip Tree's leaves are shaped like a tulip, and its flowers also resemble tulip.

A Barred Owl in Downtown Greenville

Huge Bryozoan Colonies

Nov 5, 2014

Huge Bryozoan Colonies found in Lake Junaluska, NC.

Banded Sphinx Moth

Nov 4, 2014

Banded Sphinx Moth spotted in Newberry.

The Green Lynx spider guards its eggs, jumping into action at any sign of a threat.

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