Content about nature

I Love Books!

Feb 26, 2015

Rudy shares his love of books about the natural world.

A vertebra found on the beach at the Isle of Palms--what is it?

Evidence is that beavers are back in Northeast Columbia.

Death is a Part of Life

Feb 23, 2015

An owl leaves evidence that death is a part of life.

A NatureScene trip reunion in Greenville.

An encounter with a mystery animal on a road in Lexington.

These small white objects--could they be spider eggs?

Cocoon or Pods?

Feb 17, 2015

Are they cocoons? Or are they pods?

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!

Between the Waters: North Inlet-Winyah Bay

Feb 11, 2015

In this episode of the Between the Waters podcast, we speak with Wendy Allen, Manager of the North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR), a state-federal partnership between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the University of South Carolina.

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.

The culprit may well have been a recent cold snap.

Remembering environmentalist Thomas Wyche.

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.