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.

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American Beech | Congaree National Park (S.C.)
American Beech | Congaree National Park (S.C.)

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• Fagus grandifolia • Tall tree grows to 60 - 80 feet with 2 - 3 foot diameter • Distinctive, smooth gray bark • Long, slender many-scaled buds • Egg-shaped and coarse-toothed leaves 3 - 6 inches •...
American Holly | Forty Acre Rock (S.C.)
American Holly | Forty Acre Rock (S.C.)

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• Ilex opaca • Universally recognized eastern tree • Christmas holly • Prickly evergreen leaves • Classic landscape plant • Contains bright red berries and glossy leaves • Grows up to 50 feet • Trunk...
Bagworm Moth | Forty Acre Rock (S.C.)
Bagworm Moth | Forty Acre Rock (S.C.)

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• Lepidoptera psychidae • Small, mostly stout-bodied moth • Wingless female • Black male with almost clear wings • Larva feeds on cedars • Cocoon is used for protection • Male leaves cocoon, leaving...
Bald Cypress | Congaree National Park (S.C.)
Bald Cypress | Congaree National Park (S.C.)

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• Taxodium distichum • Only deciduous southern conifer • Height to 150 feet with diameter to 12 feet • Light and feathery foliage • Frilly leaves • A conifer that sheds leaves all at once • Horizontal...
Bald Eagle | Bulls Island Natural Area (S.C.)
Bald Eagle | Bulls Island Natural Area (S.C.)

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• Haliaeetus leucocephalus • National bird of the United States • 75 - 108 cm (30 - 43 inches) • Adult has white head and tail • Massive yellow bill • Juvenile has dusky head and tail with dark bill •...
Beaver | Appalachian Cove (S.C.)
Beaver | Appalachian Cove (S.C.)

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• Castor canadiensis • Largest rodent in North America • Chiefly nocturnal • Rich, brown, waterproof fur • Huge front teeth • Large webbed hind feet and powerful hind legs • Naked, scaly, paddle...
Bellwort | Appalachian Cove (S.C.)
Bellwort | Appalachian Cove (S.C.)

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Uvularia perfoli • Height 4 - 7 cm (1 - 3 inches) • Common woodland wildflower • Drooping, bright yellow, bell-shaped flowers • Belongs to Lily family • Perfoliate leaves • Stem appears to pierce...