Alfred Turner

The Luna Moth

By Alfred Turner

Luna Moth - Actias luna.

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

Gall Wasps

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

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.

A Cache of Mystery Bones

By Alfred Turner




Credit SC Public Radio


A listener finds two animal skulls and skeleton and turns to Rudy for help identifying.

Royal Paulownia

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

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. Prior to South Carolina’s compulsory attendance law, children as young as nine went top work in the mills, depending on the family’s preference or financial circumstances. One of the most audacious examples of South Carolina’s Progressive movement was the creation of a high school in Greenville.