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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Shells found in Utah are plates from a Chiton.

"The Dewy Morn"

Feb 13, 2015

"The Dewy Morn" - Richard Jefferies

The Great Backyard Bird Count begins tomorrow!

A hunter finds some of the largest Red Oak leaves he's ever seen.

Cooper's Hawks seem to be more numerous this year.

Nature and Art

Feb 9, 2015

A naturalist looks at nature portrayed by artists.

No Sand Fleas?

Feb 6, 2015

Sand Fleas? Mole Crabs? It depends where your are from.

The culprit may well have been a recent cold snap.

There are reports of sightings of flowers and insects coming in, some of which are unusual for this time of year.

Remembering environmentalist Thomas Wyche.

Groundhog Day!

Feb 2, 2015

Groundhog Day!

Early budding of some plants this year.

Three Types of Lichens

Jan 29, 2015

Three types of Lichens

Angle-wing Katydid

Jan 28, 2015

The Angle-wing Katydid is a "false Katydid"--it just looks like the real thing.

Favorite Books on Insects

Remembering Peggy King

Jan 23, 2015

Remembering Peggy King

A Leaf-footed Stink Bug on the patio furniture.

Curious about what might emerge from that cocoon you found? Rudy tells you how to properly handle and care for a cocoon.

Oak Apple Gall

Jan 20, 2015

An Oak Apple Gall can look like a fruit, at first glance.

A Buck Moth is caught in the act of first spreading its wings.

Jelly Fungi - "Black Jellyroll"

Saying goodbye to the old Columbia Science Museum.

Bald Eagle Nest Cam

Jan 14, 2015 and offer a birds-eye view of a Bald Eagle nest.

"Sea" Gulls?

Jan 13, 2015

Gulls that you'll find over-wintering on local lakes, ponds, and rivers.

Three naturalized plants that are flowering now.

Bur Marigold

Jan 9, 2015

Bur Marigolds are common in South Carolina, but, you have look for them in wetlands.

Shrews feed on Voles and other mammals.

The Bald Cypress Tree has male and female cones.

The Great Leopard Moth Caterpillar is a bristly creature.