NatureScene

NatureScene takes viewers on a field trip to South Carolina's parks, featuring naturalist Rudy Mancke.

General - Nature & Science

NatureScene was one of the most successful series produced by South Carolina ETV, taking viewers for a field trip in nature with Naturalist Rudy Mancke from 1978 to 2003. Along with Rudy were hosts Beryl Dakers and Jim Welch, and Director of Photography Allen Sharpe.  Some content has been included from our Streamline collection. We are only offering South Carolina-based shows at this time. 

Closed captioning has been provided for these broadcast segments.

Appalachian Cove (S.C.) Stop 1
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Rudy and Jim visit Appalachian Cove, in the Blue Ridge Mountains of South Carolina. Some of the flowering plants found here have cousins nowhere else in the world except China and Japan. At this first...
Bulls Island (S.C.) Stop 1
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Bulls Island was one of the most heavily damaged areas in South Carolina by Hurricane Hugo. Rudy and Jim visit Bulls Island to observe how nature is healing itself after the deadly hurricane. Here at...
Cartwheel Bay (S.C.) Stop 1
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Longleaf Pine Forest - We see a recent controlled burning. Bracken and Cinnamon ferns grow here. We also see Hooded Pitcher Plants and Wild Indigo.
Congaree Swamp (S.C.) Stop 1
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Rudy and Jim visit Congaree Swamp National Monument, a fifteen thousand acre nature preserve. This naturally protected swamp features a variety of tall hardwood trees. Buffer Zone - We see that the...
Forty Acre Rock (S.C.) Stop 1
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Rudy and Jim visit Forty Acre Rock, which is in Flat Creek Heritage Preserve, in Lancaster, S.C. Pine Forest - The forest, once dominated by hardwood trees, is now populated with mostly pine trees...
Jocassee Gorges (S.C.) Stop 1
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Today, Rudy and Jim visit Jocassee Gorges, known all over the world for its mix of hardwood and conifer trees, along with its variety of wild flowers. At this first stop, Rudy and Jim come across...
Lee State Park (S.C.) Stop 1 | NatureScene
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Lee State Park is located in Lee County, around the Lynches River. Some of the items found along this stop include a butterfly pea flower, the eastern tailed blue butterfly and a tail feather of the...
Old Santee Canal Park (S.C.) Stop 1
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Rudy and Jim visit Old Santee Canal Park, a historic lowcountry area near Monck’s Corner, South Carolina. The area features a wide array of habitats, containing both native and non-native plants. Some...
Peachtree Rock (S.C.) Stop 1
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Peachtree Rock is the edge of the old ocean, located just twenty miles west of Columbia, S.C. This area is part of the “Sandhills” part of the southeastern United States. Fall Line Sandhills- at this...