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
2019-01-15 10:55
last episode published
2019-01-15 10:21
publication frequency
1.36 days
Contributors
Alfred Turner author  
South Carolina Public Radio owner  
Explicit
false
Number of Episodes
495
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Categories
Science & Medicine Sports & Recreation Natural Sciences Outdoor

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
15.01.2019

Eastern Box Turtle

A listener finds a Box turtle that met an unfortuate end.
Rudy Mancke author
14.01.2019

Mole Crickets

The Northern Mole Cricket is native to South Carolina. The Southern Mole Cricket is an invasive species from South America.
Rudy Mancke author
11.01.2019

"Such Pleasant and Sunny Spots..."

Rudy shares some words about sunshine from Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Rudy Mancke author
10.01.2019

Boxelders Are Fruiting

The fruit of this Maple tree "helicopter" on the wind.
Rudy Mancke author
9.01.2019

A Moth Pupa with No Cocoon

The pupa of the Sphinx Moth over-winters in the ground or under debris.
Rudy Mancke author
8.01.2019

Mushroom Mystery

The spines on this fungus give it one of its common names, the Bearded Hedgehog.
Rudy Mancke author
7.01.2019

Migratory Birds Aplenty Are in South Carolina Now

Rudy shares some of the birds that are visiting for a while.
Rudy Mancke author
4.01.2019

Piles of Shells by the River

A kayaker reports piles of empty shells at the edge of Lynches River...
Rudy Mancke author
3.01.2019

Mistletoe

Only female Mistletoe has berries.
Rudy Mancke author
2.01.2019

Giant Stink Bug with Wings?

The wheel bug can be identified by the spikey, wheel-like projection from its back.
Rudy Mancke author
1.01.2019

Happy New Year!

Make a resolution to spend more time in the natural world.
Rudy Mancke author
31.12.2018

Mystery Skull

Two friends find what looks like a skull, nailed to a tree on Sullivans Island...
Rudy Mancke author
28.12.2018

Northern Flicker

The Northern Flicker is the only bird in North America that has feathers with yellow shafts--hence, another of its common names, the Yellow Shafted Flicker.
Rudy Mancke author
27.12.2018

Putty Root Orchid

This distinctive leaf grows up from the soil, disappearing in the Spring, just before the orchid flowers.
Rudy Mancke author
26.12.2018

Owl "Recycling"

Birds chase a young owl, the owl drops partially eaten prey. What was the owl "recycling"?
Rudy Mancke author
25.12.2018

Christmas Surprises

There are insects that hibernate in fir trees, or leave egg cases there. Guess what happens when you bring that Christmas tree into the house and it warms up?
Rudy Mancke author
24.12.2018

Mystery Bones

A listener finds a couple of bones, possibly bird bones, at Huntington Island State Park.
Rudy Mancke author
21.12.2018

Happy Winter Solstice

Today is the beginning of Winter.
Rudy Mancke author
20.12.2018

"Phallic" Fungus

The Eastern Stinkhorn mushroom has a distinctive shape -- and smell!
Rudy Mancke author
19.12.2018

Glass Lizards

The Glass Lizard is legless and is sometimes mistaken for a small snake.
Rudy Mancke author
18.12.2018

Poison Ivy Rust

This fungus grows on Poison Ivy.
Rudy Mancke author
17.12.2018

Mystery Moth at the Botanical Garden

Some listeners find a caterpillar at the Riverbanks Botanical Garden in Columbia that looks out of place.
Rudy Mancke author
14.12.2018

Snake in the Leaves

A listener finds a Brown Snake in some leaf litter.
Rudy Mancke author
13.12.2018

A Beautiful Moth

A listener spots a Bella Moth in flight...
Rudy Mancke author
12.12.2018

Baby Iguana?

Some listeners find a lizard in Toxaway State Park...
Rudy Mancke author
11.12.2018

Armadillos in South Carolina

Armadillos have moved into the state in the last couple of decades or so.
Rudy Mancke author
10.12.2018

Mystery Bones in Belton

A listener finds some bones in a field...
Rudy Mancke author
7.12.2018

Batfish

There are four species of Batfish that range as far north as North Carolina.
Rudy Mancke author
6.12.2018

The Hognose in the Pool

A listener finds a snake in his pool...
Rudy Mancke author
5.12.2018

The Wheelbug

The Wheelbug feeds on other insects, especially caterpillars.
Rudy Mancke author
4.12.2018

Combat Dance

Male Copperheads sometimes intertwine for a shoving match.
Rudy Mancke author
3.12.2018

Salt Bush

Groundsel, or Salt Bush, is common on the coast and seems to be moving inland. Only the female plants have the white, fuzzy fruit you will see this time of year.
Rudy Mancke author
30.11.2018

Spider Worries

The writing spider leaves a homeowner with "gifts": 4 egg sacks. Does this mean a spider population explosion is coming?
Rudy Mancke author
29.11.2018

Willow Adaptations

A listener finds roots growing from the trunk of a leaning tree...
Rudy Mancke author
28.11.2018

Worm Tubes

A listener finds "strings of small shells" on the beach - what causes this?
Rudy Mancke author
27.11.2018

Pandora's Sphinx Moth

The pupa for the Pandorus Sphinx Moth over-winters in mulch or leaf litter on the ground.
Rudy Mancke author
26.11.2018

Flower Pot Blind Snake

The common name for this snake comes from the manner in which it has spread from Aisa.
Rudy Mancke author
23.11.2018

Grass Carp Teeth

A listener finds the pharyngeal teeth of a Grass Carp while diving in a lake on Johns Island. The Asian Grass Carp is an invasive species.
Rudy Mancke author
22.11.2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

This is the time of year went many animals feed on the "mast" crop.
Rudy Mancke author
21.11.2018

Brown Snakes

The non-venemous Brown Snake feeds on invertebrates and can often be found in piles of leaves or in rotting wood.
Rudy Mancke author
20.11.2018

The Long Tailed Skipper

The long tails on the hind wings of this buttefly give it its common name.
Rudy Mancke author
19.11.2018

"No Sun. No Moon..."

Rudy shares a poem by Thomas Hood about November.
Rudy Mancke author
15.11.2018

Black Throated Blue Warbler

This bird is neo-tropical and migrates through South Carolina.
Rudy Mancke author
14.11.2018

Regal Jumping Spider

Of this spider's eight eyes, two are much larger than the rest.
Rudy Mancke author
13.11.2018

Red Shouldered Hawk

This hawk loves areas with wetlands nearby.
Rudy Mancke author
12.11.2018

Io Moth Caterpillar

The caterpillar of the Io moth has stinging bristles. Its cocoon has a paper-like texture.
Rudy Mancke author
9.11.2018

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

A listener sees an immature, male Rose-breasted Grosbeak and is a bit confused by its colors.
Rudy Mancke author
8.11.2018

Tersa Sphinx Moth Larvae

The larvae of these moths feed on plants that grow in disturbed sites.
Rudy Mancke author
8.11.2018

Beautiful Chrysalis

The chrysalis of the Varigated Fritillary moth is striking.
Rudy Mancke author
8.11.2018

A '?' Butterfly

The Question Mark Butterfly has a marking that somewhat resembles a '?'.
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