NatureNotes Each weekday naturalist Rudy Mancke, host of SCETV's long running TV show NatureScene, answers listeners' questions and shares his knowledge of plants and wildlife.
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NatureNotes

From South Carolina Public Radio

Each weekday naturalist Rudy Mancke, host of SCETV's long running TV show NatureScene, answers listeners' questions and shares his knowledge of plants and wildlife.

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Gulls on the River

During the winter months, inland residents of South Carolina may well see an increase in the number of ring-bill gulls on area rivers.s

Chinese Wisteria

Wisteria sinensis, commonly known as the Chinese wisteria, is a species of flowering plant in the pea family, native to China, in the provinces of Guangxi, Guizhou, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Shaanxi, and Yunnan. Growing 20–30 m (66–98 ft) tall, it is a deciduous vine. It is widely cultivated in temperate regions for its twisting stems and masses of scented flowers in hanging racemes, in spring. It has become an invasive species in some areas of the eastern United States[4] where the climate closely

A Good Book for Beachcombers

Rudy shares a tip about a good book for fossil hunters on the Atlantic coast and the Gulf Coast.

Seven-Whorled Polygira

Polygyra septemvolva is a species of air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial gastropod mollusk in the family Polygyridae.

Appalachian Genshin

Gentiana austromontana, the Appalachian gentian, is a 1–2 ft (30–61 cm) tall flowering plant in the Gentianaceae family. It is native to the southern Appalachians of West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee.

Loons Migrate Through S.C. in the Winter

Loons (North America) or divers (United Kingdom / Ireland) are a group of aquatic birds found in many parts of North America and northern Eurasia. They can be found in South Carolina only during winter migration.

Bryozoan Colonies

Bryozoa (also known as the Polyzoa, Ectoprocta or commonly as moss animals) are a phylum of aquatic invertebrate animals, nearly all forming sedentary colonies. Typically about 0.5 millimetres (1⁄64 inch) long, they are filter feeders that sieve food particles out of the water using a retractable lophophore, a "crown" of tentacles lined with cilia.

Golden Silk Spider Web

Trichonephila clavipes (formerly known as Nephila clavipes), commonly known as the golden silk orb-weaver, golden silk spider, or banana spider, is an orb-weaving spider species which inhabits forests and wooded areas ranging from the southern US to Argentina. In fact, it is the only species of the genus Trichonephila indigenous to continental North and South America. Known for the golden color of their silk, the large size of their females, and their distinctive red-brown and yellow coloring, T

Theme Music

Rudy identifies NatureNotes theme music, Tarrega's Estudio Brilliante , after an adaptation by Chet Atkins.

Carpenter Ants

Carpenter ants (Camponotus spp.) are large (0.3 to 1.0 in or 0.76 to 2.54 cm) ants indigenous to many forested parts of the world. They build nests inside wood consisting of galleries chewed out with their mandibles, preferably in dead, damp wood. However, unlike termites, they do not consume wood, discarding a material that resembles sawdust.

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