Each weekday naturalist Rudy Mancke, host of SCETV's NatureScene, shares his knowledge of plants and wildlife. Produced by South Carolina Public Radio.
Forest Tent Caterpillars
This is one of two species of tent caterpillars found in South Carolina.
Spring wildflowers blossom early, while they have access to full sun.
This moth has a large cocoon that is attached to surfaces along its long side.
Mating Eastern Tiger Swallowtails
A listener spies som eastern tiger swallowtail that are mating.
Wool Sower Gall
This gall is caused by a wasp which only lays its eggs on white oak trees.
This salamander is found in the mountains, piedmont, sandhills, and somewhat on the coastal plain of South Carolina.
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.