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Clemson Extension Agent and the host of Making It GrowAmanda McNulty, talks with Dr. Juang-Horng (JC) Chong, Clemson Extension Associate Professor and Specialist, about crepe myrtle bark scale.

In this edition of Making It Grow - Extra, Clemson Extension Agent and host of SCETV's Making It Grow, Amanda McNulty talks with Clemson Extension Agribusiness Agent Ben Boyles about the Catawba Farm & Food Coalition.

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. In an effort to stop the potential extermination of native birds being used in the millinery trade, Congress passed the Lacey Act in 1900 which made it unlawful to transport illegally procured animals across state lines. Meanwhile, a new threat emerged as Florida’s homesteaders’ act gave them preference to land under control of the General Land Office.

Refuge for Pelicans

Sep 4, 2020

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. Although we often think of Theodore Roosevelt as a relentless hunter of trophy animals, he combined that a passion for understanding the habit, habitat and lifestyles of not only those but other animals in nature. As he waited for transit to Cuba during the Spanish American War, Roosevelt renewed an earlier interest in pelicans, this time spending endless hours observing them in nature from his posting in Tampa.

Pelicans

Sep 3, 2020

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow.  Dixon Lanier Merritt, American humorist wrote: A funny old bird is a pelican. His beak can hold more than his belican. Food for a week He can hold in his beak, But I don’t know the helican.

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. I wonder how many more hummingbird feeders we’ve added to our gardens since the pandemic started as birding resource sites report there’s been a huge interest in ornithology recently. Sadly, there was an equal fascination with hummingbirds during the times when features and even entire birds were used as adornments in the world of fashion. There was a massive use of hummingbird bodies mounted on Victorian fans.

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. One early falsehood spread by manufacturers of hats adorned with feathers was that the feathers were gathered from the ground. But as whole birds or parts of birds began to adorn hats the specious nature of that story was revealed. The Empress of Germany Bird of Paradise measuring over two feet from beck to the end of its exquisite tail was hunted almost to extinction and entire stuffed birds were incorporated into hats.

Clemson Extension Agent and the host of Making It GrowAmanda McNulty, talks with Ryan Bean, Clemson Extension Forestry & Wildlife Agent, about returning fires and their importance.

Cruel Fashion

Aug 31, 2020

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. Woman were blamed for their heartlessness in wearing hats covered with the feathers and body parts of cruelly harvested wild birds. But with time, knowledge of the consequences of this practice prompted many socialites and educated women into campaigning against this practice.

Clemson Extension Agent and the host of Making It GrowAmanda McNulty, talks with Amy Dabbs, Clemson Extension Statewide School and Community Gardening Coordinator, about all their programs.

Clemson Extension Agent and the host of Making It GrowAmanda McNulty, talks with Ben Powell, Clemson Extension Statewide Apiculture and Pollinator Specialist, about hollies.

Clemson Extension Agent and the host of Making It GrowAmanda McNulty, talks with Dr. Juang-Horng (JC) Chong, Clemson Extension Associate Professor and Specialist, about diseases that affect hemlocks.

Clemson Extension Agent and host of “Making It Grow” Amanda McNulty talks with Dr. David R. Coyle, Clemson University Assistant Professor of Forest Health and Invasive Species in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation about newly discovered Asian Longhorned Beetle that is an invasive wood-boring insect that feeds on a variety of hardwoods.

Clemson Extension Agent and the host of Making It GrowAmanda McNulty, continues her conversation with Dr. Juang-Horng (JC) Chong, Clemson Extension Associate Professor and Specialist, about neonicotinoids. (Part 2 of  2)

Clemson Extension Agent and the host of Making It GrowAmanda McNulty, talks with Dr. Juang-Horng (JC) Chong, Clemson Extension Associate Professor and Specialist, about neonicotinoids. (Part 1 of 3.)

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