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Plants have specific structures that help them survive, grow and produce more plants. There are distinct environments in the world that support different types of plants.
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Carnivorous Plants | What's Wild
Carnivorous Plants | What's Wild

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In this edition of What's Wild, we'll be taking a look at some native South Carolina plants with a big appetite! There are approximately thirty-one species of carnivorous plants throughout the state...
Swamps | From the Sky
Swamps | From the Sky

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Most swamps in South Carolina are found on the coastal plain, a region covering 20,000 square miles between the Atlantic Ocean and the Sandhills. A common type of swamp in this area are known as...
Ace Basin | 27:Fifty
Ace Basin | 27:Fifty

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Ace Basin is a 350,000 acre nature preserve located in South Carolina’s lowcountry. The Ace Basin is home to not only many species of waterfowl, but also mammals, reptiles, fish, and plants. As the...
A Piece Of Paradise | 27:Fifty
A Piece Of Paradise | 27:Fifty

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Water gardens have been increasing in popularity here in the U.S. The water gardens we see today have origins going back to the days of the ancient Egyptians. Learn more about water gardens, and the...
Francis Beidler Forest | 27:Fifty
Francis Beidler Forest | 27:Fifty

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A trip through Francis Beidler Forest and an up-close look at its wild creatures. The National Audubon Society and the Nature Conservancy teamed up to preserve about six-thousand acres. The Forest...
The Science Of Beer | 27:Fifty
The Science Of Beer | 27:Fifty

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Did you know that there is a bit of science and skill when it comes to making one of the world's favorite potent potables? Crafting beer is seen by some as both an art and a science. Making beer is an...
Giant Sacaton Grass | Expeditions Shorts
Giant Sacaton Grass | Expeditions Shorts

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Here at Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch in Arizona, Patrick McMillan and Linda Kennedy talk about Giant Sacaton Grass, which makes a great habitat for sparrows, and diamond-back rattlesnakes.
Venus Fly Trap | Expeditions Shorts
Venus Fly Trap | Expeditions Shorts

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Patrick McMillan visits Apalachicola National Forest, in Florida, where he showcases a Venus Flytrap. The Flytrap, described by Charles Darwin as “the most amazing plant on earth,” is a carnivorous...
Pond Cypress Savannah | Expeditions Shorts
Pond Cypress Savannah | Expeditions Shorts

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Patrick visits Florida Bay, located in Francis Marion National Forest, South Carolina. Here, we see a savannah, filled with Pond Cypress trees, Savannah Iris flowers, Tall Milkwort flowers, and Purple...
Longleaf Pine Flatwoods | Expeditions Shorts
Longleaf Pine Flatwoods | Expeditions Shorts

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Patrick McMillan visits Apalachicola National Forest in Florida, where we see Longleaf Pine Flatwoods. Here in these flatwoods dwell many species of low growing plants: Gallberry shrubs, Dwarf...