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
2019-05-22 21:43
last episode published
2019-05-22 09:54
publication frequency
1.32 days
Contributors
Alfred Turner author  
South Carolina Public Radio owner  
Explicit
false
Number of Episodes
607
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Categories
Science & Medicine Sports & Recreation Natural Sciences Outdoor

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
22.05.2019

Sweetshrub

This aromatic plant is found in the Mountains and Piedmont of the Carolinas.
Rudy Mancke author
21.05.2019

A Fish on the Beach

A listener finds part of a sturgeon washed up on the beach at the Isle of Palms...
Rudy Mancke author
20.05.2019

"Snake Birds"

When the Anhinga is in the water, hunting, its head and neck is reminiscent of a swimming snake.
Rudy Mancke author
17.05.2019

American Bitterns

This marsh bird blends so well with its surroundings that it's not often seen.
Rudy Mancke author
16.05.2019

Snapping Turtles

The Common Snapping Turtle is the only snapping turtle native to South Carolina.
Rudy Mancke author
15.05.2019

The Rosy Maple Moth

This moth feeds on Maple leaves.
Rudy Mancke author
14.05.2019

Midland Water Snakes

The Midland Water snake is common on the Piedmont and can be found in the mountains.
Rudy Mancke author
13.05.2019

Eyed Click Beetles

Click Beetles have false eye spots.
Rudy Mancke author
10.05.2019

Dune Prickly Pear

Dune Prickly Pear is usually found in the maritime forests and sand dunes of the coast.
Rudy Mancke author
9.05.2019

Eastern Milk Snake

You'll find this snake in the mountains of South Carolina, and then only rarely.
Rudy Mancke author
8.05.2019

Yellow Pitcher Plant

The Yellow Pitcher Plant is one of South Carolina's carnivorous plants and is found on from the coastal plain to the fall line.
Rudy Mancke author
7.05.2019

Southern Pearly-Eye Butterfly

The white spots in some of the false eye spots on the wings of this butterfly give it this common name.
Rudy Mancke author
6.05.2019

Non-Native Species in Flower

Privet, China Berry, and Japanese Honeysuckle are some of the non-native species flowering this spring.
Rudy Mancke author
3.05.2019

Common Pug Moth Caterpillar

The Common Pug Moth caterpillar feeds on flowers petals.
Rudy Mancke author
2.05.2019

Fish Fly

This fly lays its eggs on plants that overhang water.
Rudy Mancke author
1.05.2019

Mystery Nymph

The Carolina Armored Mayfly is found in mountains and Piedmont of the state.
Rudy Mancke author
30.04.2019

Porcupine Fish

Ther are many species of Porcupine Fish around the world. A listener finds the remains of one on a South Carolina beach.
Rudy Mancke author
29.04.2019

Giant Waterbug

This insect is large enough to prey on small snakes and veterbrates, as well as invertebrates.
Rudy Mancke author
26.04.2019

Red-Bellied Woodpecker

This speices is the largest of the woodpeckers you will find in South Carolina.
Rudy Mancke author
25.04.2019

Yellowroot

This species is found in the Piedmont and mountains of South Carolina.
Rudy Mancke author
24.04.2019

Mystery Pupal Case

A listener finds a pupal case in the garden with a long tube projecting from one end.
Rudy Mancke author
23.04.2019

Amphiuma

This animal is sometimes called a "Congo Eel," though it is actually a large salamandar.
Rudy Mancke author
22.04.2019

Happy Earth Day!

A good day to head to the woods!
Rudy Mancke author
19.04.2019

American Lady Butterfly Caterpillars

A listener finds a caterpillar he does not recognize...
Rudy Mancke author
18.04.2019

Dobson Fly Larvae

The larva of a Dobson Fly is a "helgremite."
Rudy Mancke author
17.04.2019

Willets

These birds are year-round residents of the South Carolina coast.
Rudy Mancke author
16.04.2019

Mexican Free-tailed Bat

This species is increasingly found in South Carolina.
Rudy Mancke author
15.04.2019

Wheelbugs Hatching

Wheelbug nymphs are hatching this time of year. The adults eat other insects, especially caterpillars.
Rudy Mancke author
12.04.2019

Mystery on the Beach

A mix of organic materials washes up on the beach...
Rudy Mancke author
11.04.2019

The Hawk on the Roof

A listener encounters a Red-Tailed Hawk on the roof of a building in downtown Charleston.
Rudy Mancke author
10.04.2019

Inspired by Spring

Rudy shares a poem of Spring.
Rudy Mancke author
9.04.2019

Greenbrier

The thick, knotty, underground "stems" (rhizomes) of Greenbrier (Smilax) are tough. The vine is hard to elimnate, once it is established.
Rudy Mancke author
8.04.2019

Bladderwort

This carnivorous water plant traps tiny invertebrates with the bladders on its submerged leaves.
Rudy Mancke author
5.04.2019

Juvenile Banded Watersnake

The Banded Watersnake is typical of the Coastal Plain.
Rudy Mancke author
4.04.2019

Great Blue Heron

A listener spots two Great Blue Herons roosting in the same tree.
Rudy Mancke author
3.04.2019

Mantis Fly

This insect looks like a "cross" between a mantis and a fly.
Rudy Mancke author
2.04.2019

An "Unexpected Critter"

Hiking on the Palmetto Trail a listener encounters and Armadillo.
Rudy Mancke author
1.04.2019

"Spoiling for a Fight"

A listener has an encounter with an Eastern Cottonmouth.
Rudy Mancke author
29.03.2019

The Coopers's Hawk and the Bluejay

A Cooper's Hawk dispatches its prey in an unusual way.
Rudy Mancke author
28.03.2019

Tis Like the Birthday of the World...

Rudy shares the words of Tom Hood and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Rudy Mancke author
27.03.2019

Gill Lice

A fisherman makes an unusual find...
Rudy Mancke author
26.03.2019

Anhinga Anhinga?

The scientific name of these "Water Turkeys" is Anhinga anhinga
Rudy Mancke author
25.03.2019

Signs of Spring

Trailing Arbutus, Yellow Jessamine, and Cloudless Sulphur Butterflies are harbingers of the season.
Rudy Mancke author
22.03.2019

Opossums

The Opossum is the only marsupial in the U.S. and Canada. Though "Possum" is a coloquial name for these animals, the Possum is actually a distant, Australian relative.
Rudy Mancke author
21.03.2019

The Fox Squirrel

The Fox Squirrel is significantly larger than the more common Gray Squirrel.
Rudy Mancke author
20.03.2019

Happy Vernal Equinox!

Today the length of night is the same as that of day.
Rudy Mancke author
19.03.2019

Blue Gray Gnatcatcher Nests

These nests are held together with spider silk.
Rudy Mancke author
18.03.2019

The Luna Moth

These moths over-winter in "paper thin" cocoons on the ground.
Rudy Mancke author
15.03.2019

American Bittern

You will find this bird in marshes, if you can manage to see it at all.
Rudy Mancke author
14.03.2019

Cedar Wax Wings

This is the time of year you will see flocks of Cedar Wax Wings feeding.
Rudy Mancke author