Alfred Turner

Disease Resistant Dogwoods

April 21, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Making It Grow Minute

Credit SC Public Radio Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . A cultivar is a named variety of a particular plant that was selected or breed to have certain characteristics, often they’re vegetatively propagated so all the plants...

College of Charleston Professor Works to Save Coral Reefs

April 17, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Coral polyps on Molasses Reef, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

People picture coral reefs as bursting with color and teeming with a variety of undersea life, which many are. But their number is shrinking, says College of Charleston biologist Phil Dustan, because they are hyper-sensitive to temperature changes, and climate change is...

A Black Squirrel?

April 16, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
NatureNotes

Credit SC Public Radio The Fox Squirrel is larger than the Eastern Gray Squirrel. Both varieties can produce black, or melanistic, offspring.

Is it a Water Moccasin?

April 12, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Banded Water Snake

A couple spotted a snake sunning in Francis Beidler Forest...

Vocation Rehab Partnering with Businesses to Help Students With Jobs

April 12, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Daniel Broucek and Jessica Pooser.

Daniel Broucek and Jessica Pooser. Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio Most people know our guests’ state agency through their efforts to help dislocated employees learn new skills. But you may not know that that they also work with our schools to help students be better...

The Luna Moth

April 11, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Luna Moth - Actias luna.

There are two broods of Luna Moth each year in South Carolina.

Gall Wasps

April 10, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
 A gall wasp (Cynipidae) oviposits into an existing oak gall.

Varieties of Gall Wasps often have strict preference for the kind of plants they chose to host their young.

Oconee Bells

April 9, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Oconee Bell Flower - Devils Fork State Park.

The Oconee Bell is a rare flower of the southern Appalachians found only in a few locations in the mountains of North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia in moist wooded areas along streams.

"R" is for Russell’s Magazine (1857-1860)

April 6, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina From A to Z

Credit SC Public Radio “R” is for Russell’s Magazine (1857-1860). Russell’s Magazine was the last of the southern antebellum literary magazines and arguably the best. It was the magazine for the professional middle class—doctors, lawyers, and college faculty. Paul Hamilton...

The Great Leopard Moth Caterpillar

April 6, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
The Great Leopard Moth.

This moth is unusual in that it over-winters as a caterpillar.

"P" is for Port Royal, Battle of (November 7, 1861)

April 5, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina From A to Z

Credit SC Public Radio “P” is for Port Royal, Battle of (November 7, 1861). On November 7th a Union naval squadron including seventeen warships and thirty-five transports (with 1,300 soldiers aboard) entered Port Royal Sound. The warships bombarded Fort Walker on Hilton...

A Cache of Mystery Bones

April 5, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
NatureNotes

Credit SC Public Radio A listener finds two animal skulls and skeleton and turns to Rudy for help identifying.

"P" is for Port Royal

April 4, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina From A to Z

Credit SC Public Radio "P" is for Port Royal (Beaufort County; population 3,950). In 1869 Stephen Caldwell Miller began construction of the Port Royal Railroad between Augusta, Georgia, and Battery Point on the southern end of Port Royal Island. The town, railroad, and...

Royal Paulownia

April 4, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Royal Paulownia blossoms.

These trees come from China, but, have been used as ornamentals in the South U. S. for many years.

"M' is for Mill Schools

April 3, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina From A to Z

“M” is for Mill Schools. Textile mill executives surrounded their mills with villages and most provided schools to educate the children of mill workers. The mill school was a reflection of the individual community and run with little interference or oversight by the state...

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