Nature

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. One of the remarkable features of our state is the incredible diversity that comes from our encompassing mountains, foothills, piedmont, sandhills and coastal plains ecosystems.

Imperial Moth

11 hours ago
An Imperial Moth
Lizmillea, [CC BY-SA 3.0] from Wikimedia Commons

Lately, Rudy has been getting lots of mail from listeners who have sighted these moths.

Scattering Shells

Aug 16, 2019
NatureNotes
SC Public Radio

A listener sees the result of a common strategy many birds use to misdirect predators.

Earthstar mushroom (Geastrum fimbriatum)
Norman D. Davis, Bugwood.org

There are around 120 different species of Earthstars.

Timber Rattlesnake

Aug 14, 2019
A typically marked Timber Rattlesnake
Peter Paplanus [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr

A listener finds a Rattlesnake in Keowee-Toxaway State Park...

Dobsonfly Eggs

Aug 13, 2019
Eastern Dobsonfly eggs (Corydalis cornutus)
Victor Fazio [CC BY-NC-SA 2.0] via Flickr

A listener finds what appear to be bird droppings on the leaves of a tree...

Eastern Milk Snake

Aug 12, 2019
Eastern Milk Snake
Peter Paplanus [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr

A listener finds a juvenile Eastern Milk snake in Tryon, NC.

A Cicada Killer Wasp with a Cicada.
Bill Buchanan, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

A listener sees a Cicada Killer Wasp flying with a Cicada in its grasp.

Clemson Extension Agent Amanda McNulty talks with the Historic Columbia’s Director of Grounds Keith Mearns about their new on-line plant database that documents all of their plant material.

Metamorphosis

Aug 8, 2019
An adult Luna moth - Actias luna
Lynette Elliott [CC BY-NC 2.0] via Flickr

A listener spies a Luna Moth that has just emerged from its cocoon.

Dr. John Nelson of the AC Moore Herbarium joins Clemson Extension Agent and host of Making It Grow, Amanda McNulty , for a final chat on Carolina Bays.

A Gulf Coast Spiny Softshell turtle.
James Harding/biokids.umich.edu

The long, needle-like nose is a good identifying characteristic for this turtle.

Dr. John Nelson of the AC Moore Herbarium joins Clemson Extension Agent and host of Making It Grow, Amanda McNulty, to continue the conversation about Carolina Bays.

Black Racers

Aug 6, 2019
An adult Southern Black Racer
By JamieS93 (Own work) via Wikimedia Commons

A listener videos a pair of Black Racers courting...

Dr. John Nelson of the AC Moore Herbarium joins Clemson Extension Agent and the host of Making It GrowAmanda McNulty, to talk about Carolina Bays.

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