Each weekday naturalist Rudy Mancke, host of SCETV's NatureScene, shares his knowledge of plants and wildlife. Produced by South Carolina Public Radio.Click here to contact Rudy Mancke by email.
Bumblebee Moths and Hummingbird Moths
Hemaris diffinis resembles bumble bees and Hemaris thysbe vaguely resembles hummingbirds in flight.
Green Lynx Spider
Peucetia viridans, the green lynx spider, is a bright-green lynx spider usually found on green plants. It is the largest North American species in the family Oxyopidae. This spider is common in the southern U.S., Mexico, Central America, and in many West Indies islands, especially Jamaica.
Some listeners find a skull at Lake Wateree State Park...
Banded Sphinx Moth
Eumorpha fasciatus, the banded sphinx, is a moth of the family Sphingidae. The species was first described by Johann Heinrich Sulzer in 1776.
The spring peeper (Pseudacris crucifer) is a small chorus frog widespread throughout the eastern United States and Canada.
The Water Snake And the Fish
Some listeners in Greenville come upon a northern water snake having a meal...
Rudy is Carolina Gold
Though brief, this is always a must listen and an enjoyable part of my day. I was raised on NatureScene and always enjoy hearing Rudy talk about the flora & fauna of South Carolina.
Both Rudy and nature notes are the absolute best. I’m a USC grad and Columbia resident, and have known of and listed to Mr Mancke since I was small. I tune in every single morning and is an excellent way to start my day with something positive. Thanks Rudy and thanks to SCETV for an excellent product.
The host of this short show is Rudy Mancke, a naturalist who spends a minute everyday commenting on things we may see around us in nature.