NatureNotes with Rudy Mancke

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Website
http://southcarolinapublicradio.org/programs/naturenotes
Description
Each weekday naturalist Rudy Mancke, host of SCETV's NatureScene, shares his knowledge of plants and wildlife. Produced by South Carolina Public Radio.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-08-16 12:33
last episode published
2019-08-16 09:38
publication frequency
1.33 days
Contributors
Alfred Turner author  
South Carolina Public Radio owner  
Explicit
false
Number of Episodes
669
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Categories
Science & Medicine Sports & Recreation Natural Sciences Outdoor

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
16.08.2019

Scattering Shells

A listener sees the result of a common strategy many birds use to misdirect predators.
Rudy Mancke author
15.08.2019

Flower Earthstar Mushroom

There are around 120 different species of Earthstars.
Rudy Mancke author
14.08.2019

Timber Rattlesnake

A listener finds a Rattlesnake in Keowee-Toxaway State Park...
Rudy Mancke author
13.08.2019

Dobsonfly Eggs

A listener finds what appear to be bird droppings on the leaves of a tree...
Rudy Mancke author
12.08.2019

Eastern Milk Snake

A listener finds a juvenile Eastern Milk snake in Tryon, NC.
Rudy Mancke author
9.08.2019

The Hornet and the Cicada

A listener sees a Cicada Killer Wasp flying with a Cicada in its grasp.
Rudy Mancke author
8.08.2019

Metamorphosis

A listener spies a Luna Moth that has just emerged from its cocoon.
Rudy Mancke author
7.08.2019

Gulf Coast Spiny Soft-Shelled Turtle

The long, needle-like nose is a good identifying characteristic for this turtle.
Rudy Mancke author
6.08.2019

Black Racers

A listener videos a pair of Black Racers courting...
Rudy Mancke author
5.08.2019

Southern Trapdoor Spider

This spider hides in its burrow and leaps out to capture prey.
Rudy Mancke author
2.08.2019

Marbled Underwing Moth

Not common in this state, the Marbled Underwing moth ranges from New England to South Carolina.
Rudy Mancke author
1.08.2019

Robber Fly

The Robber Fly is a bee "mimic."
Rudy Mancke author
31.07.2019

Southeastern Crowned Snake

Found by some listeners in their backyard swimming pool, the Southeastern Crowned Snake is not a species that is common in South Carolina.
Rudy Mancke author
30.07.2019

Gray Fox

The Gray Fox is more common than the Red Fox in South Carolina.
Rudy Mancke author
29.07.2019

Mystery Bones

A listener finds skeletal remains in Anderson County...
Rudy Mancke author
26.07.2019

Banded Sphinx Moth

This moth has at least two broods a year.
Rudy Mancke author
25.07.2019

Reptiles in South Carolina

A useful book for reptile lovers...
Rudy Mancke author
24.07.2019

A "Pre-Historic" Creature on the Side of the House

A listener finds a pair of mating Walking Stick insects.
Rudy Mancke author
23.07.2019

Great Crested Flycatchers

A pair of these birds came to occupy a nest box in a listener's yard.
Rudy Mancke author
22.07.2019

The Brown Thrasher and the Yellow Ratsnake

A listener share a dramatic encounter between a snake and a bird.
Rudy Mancke author
19.07.2019

Anhingas

This large bird is mostly found on the coastal plain of South Carolina.
Rudy Mancke author
18.07.2019

Sycamore Tussock Moth Caterpillar

This is a widespread species in the U. S.
Rudy Mancke author
17.07.2019

Water Jewels

"A million little diamons twinkled on the trees..."
Rudy Mancke author
16.07.2019

Summer Tanager

The Summer Tanager migrates to South Carolina in the summer months.
Rudy Mancke author
15.07.2019

Leaf-Footed Bug

This insect is also called a Stinkbug.
Rudy Mancke author
12.07.2019

The Regal Moth

This large moth is also known as the Royal Walnut moth.
Rudy Mancke author
11.07.2019

Brown "Cottonballs" in the Woods

The Wool Sewer Gall looks like wool in the trees.
Rudy Mancke author
10.07.2019

Eastern Dobsonfly

The male Dobsonfly has large mandibles used to grip the female during mating.
Rudy Mancke author
9.07.2019

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Caterpillar

These caterpillars darken in color as they mature.
Rudy Mancke author
8.07.2019

Cottonmouth Snake on the Savannah River

A listener makes an unusual snake sighting...
Rudy Mancke author
5.07.2019

American Lady

The American Lady, or American Painted Lady, has two eyespots on the underside of the hindwing.
Rudy Mancke author
4.07.2019

A Snake Climbing a Wall?

Yes, a Black Ratsnake can climb a brick wall.
Rudy Mancke author
3.07.2019

Mystery Caterpillar

A listener finds a caterpillar of a Silver-Spotted Skipper.
Rudy Mancke author
2.07.2019

A "Hammerhead Slug"?

A listener finds a Terrestrial Flatworm in the backyard.
Rudy Mancke author
1.07.2019

Oblong Winged Katydid

Katydids have sound receptors on their front legs.
Rudy Mancke author
28.06.2019

A Big Dragonfly

The Swamp Darner is one of the largest Dragonflies found in South Carolina.
Rudy Mancke author
27.06.2019

Ring Necked Pheasant

This Eurasian bird has been widely introduced to this country as a game bird.
Rudy Mancke author
26.06.2019

Mystery Feather

Listener's in Georgetown find a feather from a Red Tailed Hawk.
Rudy Mancke author
25.06.2019

Ghost Shrimp

These ghostly-white crustaceans live in the intertidal zone, burrowed into the earth.
Rudy Mancke author
24.06.2019

Brown-Headed Cowbird

This bird is widespread in South Carolina.
Rudy Mancke author
21.06.2019

Happy Summer Solstice

Today the northern hemisphere experiences it's the longest period of sunlight for the year.
Rudy Mancke author
20.06.2019

Black and White Tegu

This large lizard, native to Central and South Amercia, was found on the loose in the Midlands of South Carolina.
Rudy Mancke author
19.06.2019

Brown Pelicans on Lake Murray?

Usually, these birds are found on the coast, so, it's unusual to find them in the Midlands.
Rudy Mancke author
18.06.2019

Bluehead Chub

The male Blue Head Chub develops horn-like projections on its head during spawning season. Hence, one of the common names for the speices is "Horny Heads."
Rudy Mancke author
17.06.2019

Green Horse Fly

This horse fly is active at dusk or dawn.
Rudy Mancke author
14.06.2019

Legless Lizards

Legless Lizards, unlike snakes, have eyelids and ears.
Rudy Mancke author
13.06.2019

Eastern King Snake

The chain-like pattern on this non-venomous snake can help identify it.
Rudy Mancke author
12.06.2019

Black-bellied Whistling Ducks

The range for these birds has only recently expanded into South Carolina.
Rudy Mancke author
11.06.2019

Scorpions in South Carolina?

The Southern Unstripped Scorpion lives mostly in the mountains and Piedmont. The stripped scorpion can occasionally be found on the lower Coastal Plain.
Rudy Mancke author
10.06.2019

Broadheaded Skink

These very large lizards feed on insects and spiders.
Rudy Mancke author