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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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.

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.

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