Naturalist Rudy Mancke, the late host of SCETV's long-running NatureScene, shared his knowledge of plants and wildlife for nearly 25 years 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, you'll learn more about the world around you on NatureNotes.
Rudy Mancke helps a listener in Myrtle Beach identify a metallic beetle they found.
Young black racer snake
On today's NatureNotes, Rudy Mancke helps a listener identify a juvenile black racer. While adult snakes of this species are known for their black coloring, young ones can often be multi-colored.
Rudy Mancke discusses pollen season and its effects on both plants and animals.
Rudy Mancke discusses the breakdown of a yellowjacket nest.
Death and the circle of life
As the world marks All Souls Day and Día de Muertos, Rudy Mancke reflects on the important of death in the natural world and the circle of life.
As we mark All Saints Day, Rudy Mancke discusses the harvest season and South Carolina's species of crabapples.
Short but sweet
I love learning more about the natural world and this podcast packs a whole lot into such a short timeframe. It’s amazing how much Rudy can share in a minute, yet he doesn’t sound rushed. I love his personality scattered in through the the awesome facts. I’m not even in SC, I’m in Maryland, but I still listen daily. Would highly recommend!
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.