NatureNotes

Mon-Fri, throughout the day

Naturalist Rudy Mancke, host of ETV's NatureScene, shares his knowledge of plants and wildlife each weekday on NatureNotes. These 1-minute snippets offer you a chance to find out about diverse topics having to do with the natural world. From the inner workings of our world's ecosystems, to plants & animals unique to South Carolina, to tips on beautiful sites to visit, you'll learn more about the world around you on NatureNotes.

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Checkered Skipper Butterflies are hard to catagorize. Rudy Mancke tells us more...

A Woodpecker at the Humming Bird feeder? Really?

An insect trapped in a spider web making a lot of racket? The Northern Singing Cicada.

The Columbia Mammoth

Sep 24, 2014

The Columbia Mammoth once roamed South Carolina. The state legislature recently named it the State Fossil. Don't confuse it with the Wooly Mammoth, though!

Fall "web worms," caterpillars, actually, are abundant in the trees and shrubs this year. Rudy Mancke tells us more...

Rudy Mancke
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   As we move toward winter, the days are shortening. Today is the autumnal equinox, when the daylight and the nighttime hours are equal, and it's not just a day on the calendar. All around us the natural world is reacting to the change. Rudy Mancke tells us more...

"A Harmony in Autumn"

Sep 19, 2014

Can you feel it? Autumn is coming!

  Banded Water Snakes in Myrtle Beach.

Daytona Moth

Sep 17, 2014

  The Daytona Moth has an unusual look when at rest.

  A Robber Fly takes on a Bumble Bee.

  Virgin's Bower is in Flower in South Carolina.

Thread-waisted Wasps and Caterpillars

Sep 4, 2014

Thread-waisted wasps and caterpillars.

The Snake Vs. the Toad

Sep 3, 2014

The Snake vs. the Toad.

Naturalist Rudy Mancke talks about a really odd looking fish known as the Atlantic Midshipman Fish.

Southeastern Crowned snake.

Today we encore the first-ever "NatureNotes," broadcast 15 years ago.

Naturalist Rudy Mancke celebrates fifteen years of hosting NatureNotes on ETV Radio.

Richard Jefferies
Wikipedia

"...the hills purify those who walk upon them."

 Rudy Mancke shares his favorite quotes from English nature writer, Richard Jefferies.  

Hog Skeleton?

Aug 25, 2014

Rudy Mancke investigates if this find is a Hog skeleton? Yes, but, what kind?

Io Moth in Bishop, GA

Aug 22, 2014
Io Moth
Photograph taken by Patrick Coin. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 / via Wikimedia Commons

Rudy Mancke identifies the beautiful Io Moth from a photo he received from a listener. 

Mating Red Bats

Aug 21, 2014

Bryozoan Colonies in Lake Murray - again!

Eastern Hognose Snake
Wikipedia. Creative Commons License

  Naturalist Rudy Mancke is thrilled a listener decided to save an Eastern hognose snake from an unnecessary death.

Carolina Wren
Public Domain

 Naturalist Rudy Mancke talks about moving a Carolina Wren nest.

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