Visiting scenic natural sites across the country.

Episode Guide

  • NatureScene - Chernobyl (Episode 212)
    Episode 212:


    A visit to Chernobyl.

  • NatureScene - Goldenrod Field: South Carolina (Episode 211)
    Episode 211:

    Goldenrod Field: South Carolina

    A goldenrod field in South Carolina, one of the best places to observe plants and animals.

  • NatureScene - Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge: Texas (Episode 210)
    Episode 210:

    Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge: Texas

    A 2,000-acre natural preserve on the banks of the Rio Grande which is home to unusual birds, mammals, butterflies and plants.

  • NatureScene - Wrangell-St. Elias National Park (Episode 209)
    Episode 209:

    Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

    Wrangell-St. Elias National Park; glaciers; rivers; wilderness.

  • NatureScene - Forest to the Sea: South Carolina (Episode 208)
    Episode 208:

    Forest to the Sea: South Carolina

    South Carolina; Francis Marion National Forest; Boneyard Beach; Bulls Island; Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge.

  • NatureScene - Grand Teton National Park (Episode 207)
    Episode 207:

    Grand Teton National Park

    Jackson Hole, Wyo.; Grand Teton National Park; buffalo; moose; elk; Snake River.

  • NatureScene - Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge: New Mexico (Episode 206)
    Episode 206:

    Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge: New Mexico

    New Mexico; Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge; eagles; snow geese; sandhill cranes; Chihuahuan Desert.

  • NatureScene - Saguaro National Park: Arizona (Episode 205)
    Episode 205:

    Saguaro National Park: Arizona

    Arizona; Saguaro National Park; the Sonoran Desert; cactus.

  • NatureScene - Denali National Park: Alaska (Episode 204)
    Episode 204:

    Denali National Park: Alaska

    Alaska; Denali National Park; grizzly bears; caribou; moose; Mount McKinley.

  • NatureScene - Yellowstone National Park: Wyoming (Episode 203)
    Episode 203:

    Yellowstone National Park: Wyoming

    The world's first national park boasts more than two million acres of geysers, mountain and valley vistas, blue lakes and waterfalls.

  • NatureScene - Congaree Swamp National Monument: South Carolina (Episode 202)
    Episode 202:

    Congaree Swamp National Monument: South Carolina

    Walking along the boardwalks of a diverse forest community in North America and a canoe ride at Cedar Creek.

  • NatureScene - Acadia National Park: Maine (Episode 201)
    Episode 201:

    Acadia National Park: Maine

    Maine; Acadia National Park; Cadillac Mountain; beaches; Schoodic Peninsula.

  • NatureScene - Aransas National Wildlife Refuge: Texas (Episode 200)
    Episode 200:

    Aransas National Wildlife Refuge: Texas

    Family units of birds enjoy their winter home near the Gulf of Mexico.

  • NatureScene - Old Santee Canal Park: South Carolina (Episode 199)
    Episode 199:

    Old Santee Canal Park: South Carolina

    The site of the first American canal, which was an important place for trade and transportation.

  • NatureScene - Honeymoon Island: Clearwater, Florida (Episode 198)
    Episode 198:

    Honeymoon Island: Clearwater, Florida

    Ospreys and the great horned owl abound in the Gulf Coast ecosystem of Honeymoon Island in Clearwater, Fla.

  • NatureScene - Okefenokee Swamp: Georgia (Episode 197)
    Episode 197:

    Okefenokee Swamp: Georgia

    The mysteries of the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia, the home to a variety of animals typical of Southeastern wetlands.

  • NatureScene - Hawk Mountain Sanctuary: Pennsylvania (Episode 196)
    Episode 196:

    Hawk Mountain Sanctuary: Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania; hawk migration; fall foliage.

  • NatureScene - Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge: Colorado (Episode 195)
    Episode 195:

    Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge: Colorado

    Prairie dogs, eastern cottontail rabbits and herds of mule deer populate the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge.

  • NatureScene - Saint Joseph Peninsula: Florida (Episode 194)
    Episode 194:

    Saint Joseph Peninsula: Florida

    Exploring Florida sea life from the open beach side of St. Joseph Peninsula State Park to the barrier island on the other side.

  • NatureScene - Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge: New York (Episode 193)
    Episode 193:

    Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge: New York

    Exploring a refuge in New York's Finger Lakes region that was created from the grinding and scouring of glaciers.

  • NatureScene - Rocky Mountain National Park: Colorado (Episode 192)
    Episode 192:

    Rocky Mountain National Park: Colorado

    Colorado; Rocky Mountain National Park; elevation changes plant and animal communities.

  • NatureScene - Savannah River Site: Aiken, South Carolina (Episode 191)
    Episode 191:

    Savannah River Site: Aiken, South Carolina

    The natural inhabitants along the banks of the Savannah River.

  • NatureScene - Edge of Appalachia: Southern Ohio (Episode 190)
    Episode 190:

    Edge of Appalachia: Southern Ohio

    The Edge of Appalachia in southern Ohio consists of plant life that has existed for thousands of years.

  • NatureScene - From the Mountains to the Sea: South Carolina (Episode 189)
    Episode 189:

    From the Mountains to the Sea: South Carolina

    Exploring the Blue Ridge Mountains and the landscape of Bull's Island off the Atlantic coast.

  • NatureScene - Roswell, New Mexico (Episode 188)
    Episode 188:

    Roswell, New Mexico

    Uncovering the habitats of Roswell, N.M., including strange plants, moving sand dunes, limestone caves and juniper forests.

  • NatureScene - Cataloochee Valley: North Carolina (Episode 187)
    Episode 187:

    Cataloochee Valley: North Carolina

    The Great Smoky Mountains National Park; wildflowers; butterflies.

  • NatureScene - Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge: Sanibel Island, Florida (Episode 186)
    Episode 186:

    Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge: Sanibel Island, Florida

    Nature walk; pelicans; roseate spoonbills; freshwater environment.

  • NatureScene - From the Mountains to the Sea (Episode 185)
    Episode 185:

    From the Mountains to the Sea

    Mountains; sea; wildlife refuge; Saluda River; swamp; Carolina Bay.

  • NatureScene - Sandy Island (Episode 184)
    Episode 184:

    Sandy Island

    The wetlands of the Longleaf Pine Forest on Sandy Island off the coast of South Carolina.

  • NatureScene - Dinosaur Valley (Episode 183)
    Episode 183:

    Dinosaur Valley

    Dinosaur tracks found in a riverbed near Glen Rose, Texas.

  • NatureScene - Jocassee Gorges (Episode 182)
    Episode 182:

    Jocassee Gorges

    Nature walk; South Carolina; mountains; forest; streams; animals.

  • NatureScene - Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge (Episode 181)
    Episode 181:

    Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge

    The wildlife that visits the shores of Lake Texoma in Texas.

  • NatureScene - Bon Secour (Episode 180)
    Episode 180:

    Bon Secour

    The winter birds at Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge on the Gulf of Mexico.

  • NatureScene - Homecoming (Episode 179)
    Episode 179:


    The plants and animals native to Vermont's Groton State Forest.

  • NatureScene - Mammals (Episode 178)
    Episode 178:


    The wide variety of animals that make North America their home.

  • NatureScene - Snake River Plain (Episode 177)
    Episode 177:

    Snake River Plain

    A comparison of the plant life found at the top and bottom of Idaho's Snake River plain.

  • NatureScene - Malheur National Wildlife Refuge (Episode 176)
    Episode 176:

    Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

    The geologic history and unusual water system of Oregon's Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

  • NatureScene - Sumter National Forest (Episode 175)
    Episode 175:

    Sumter National Forest

    Changes in the piedmont and mountains of South Carolina following the arrival of Europeans.

  • NatureScene - Walden Pond (Episode 174)
    Episode 174:

    Walden Pond

    The plant life around Walden Pond that inspired writer Henry David Thoreau.

  • NatureScene - ACE Basin (Episode 173)
    Episode 173:

    ACE Basin

    The undisturbed ecosystem of the Ashepoo, Combahee and Edisto Rivers running along the coastal plain of South Carolina.

  • NatureScene - Nantahala National Forest (Episode 172)
    Episode 172:

    Nantahala National Forest

    How the plant and animal communities change with the elevation in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina.

  • NatureScene - Smith Falls (Episode 171)
    Episode 171:

    Smith Falls

    The unusual combination of plants and animals that have accumulated in north central Nebraska along the Niobrara River.

  • NatureScene - De Soto National Wildlife Refuge (Episode 170)
    Episode 170:

    De Soto National Wildlife Refuge

    The impact man has had on the wildlife near the Missouri River in western Iowa.

  • NatureScene - Pea Island (Episode 169)
    Episode 169:

    Pea Island

    The migratory birds that come to Pamlico Sound and the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

  • NatureScene - Berry College (Episode 168)
    Episode 168:

    Berry College

    The flowering fields and cicadas on the campus of Berry College in Rome, Ga.

  • NatureScene - Francis Marion National Forest (Episode 167)
    Episode 167:

    Francis Marion National Forest

    Searching for the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker on the lower coastal plain of South Carolina.

  • NatureScene - Costa Rica Memories (Episode 166)
    Episode 166:

    Costa Rica Memories

    Examining the biological diversity of the Costa Rican rain forest through old memories and new discoveries.

  • NatureScene - Apache Trail (Episode 165)
    Episode 165:

    Apache Trail

    The desert environment of Arizona's Apache Trail, from Tonto National Forest to the Superstition Mountains.

  • NatureScene - Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge (Episode 164)
    Episode 164:

    Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge

    The migratory birds that flock to Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge in early autumn.

  • NatureScene - Banff National Park (Episode 163)
    Episode 163:

    Banff National Park

    The landscape and habitats created by glacial activity.

  • NatureScene - Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument (Episode 162)
    Episode 162:

    Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

    Studying the geology and plant life in the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument of southern Arizona.

  • NatureScene - Riverbanks Zoo: The Nature Trail (Episode 161)
    Episode 161:

    Riverbanks Zoo: The Nature Trail

    How plant communities change along the Saluda River in South Carolina.

  • NatureScene - Selva Verde (Episode 160)
    Episode 160:

    Selva Verde

    The wildlife living in eastern Costa Rica's tropical rain forest, including the deadly fer-de-lance.

  • NatureScene - Indiana Dunes National Lake Shore (Episode 159)
    Episode 159:

    Indiana Dunes National Lake Shore

    The dune community on the southern end of Lake Michigan in the early fall.

  • NatureScene - Jasper National Park (Episode 158)
    Episode 158:

    Jasper National Park

    The glacial sculpting that has shaped the Canadian Rockies, plus the large wildlife of Jasper National Park.

  • NatureScene - Los Inocentes (Episode 157)
    Episode 157:

    Los Inocentes

    The birds, monkeys and wide variety of flora that exist in the forests of northwestern Costa Rica.

  • NatureScene - Wildcat Hills (Episode 156)
    Episode 156:

    Wildcat Hills

    Exploring the history of Nebraska at the Wildcat Hills, Scott's Bluff and Oregon Trail nature centers.

  • NatureScene - Zion National Park (Episode 155)
    Episode 155:

    Zion National Park

    The rock formations and indigenous wildlife found in Utah's Zion National Park.

  • NatureScene - Santee National Wildlife Refuge (Episode 154)
    Episode 154:

    Santee National Wildlife Refuge

    Spring flowers, migratory birds and alligators in South Carolina's Santee National Wildlife Refuge.

  • NatureScene - Bryce Canyon (Episode 153)
    Episode 153:

    Bryce Canyon

    The erosion-carved limestone monuments in Utah's Bryce Canyon.

  • NatureScene - Cape Breton (Episode 152)
    Episode 152:

    Cape Breton

    The geology of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, and area wildlife, including moose, pilot whales and bald eagles.

  • NatureScene - Carlsbad Caverns (Episode 151)
    Episode 151:

    Carlsbad Caverns

    How caves were formed at Carlsbad, N.M.; the area's plants and animals.

  • NatureScene - Sandy Point (Episode 150)
    Episode 150:

    Sandy Point

    Nesting birds and basic beachcombing along the South Carolina coast.

  • NatureScene - Bay of Fundy (Episode 149)
    Episode 149:

    Bay of Fundy

    Dramatic tidal changes and plant fossils are found along the Bay of Fundy shoreline in Nova Scotia, Canada.

  • NatureScene - The Smokies (Episode 148)
    Episode 148:

    The Smokies

    A springtime walk through the Appalachian highlands along the Tennessee-North Carolina border.

  • NatureScene - Everglades National Park (Episode 147)
    Episode 147:

    Everglades National Park

    The effects of Hurricane Andrew on the Florida Everglades and its wading birds.

  • NatureScene - Guadalupe Mountains National Park (Episode 146)
    Episode 146:

    Guadalupe Mountains National Park

    Desert and fossil reefs explored at Guadalupe Mountains National Park in West Texas.

  • NatureScene - Sabine National Wildlife Refuge (Episode 145)
    Episode 145:

    Sabine National Wildlife Refuge

    Louisiana's marshy Sabine National Wildlife Refuge is home to waterfowl, alligators, and nutria.

  • NatureScene - Laguna Atascosa (Episode 144)
    Episode 144:

    Laguna Atascosa

    The Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge; green jays; indigo snakes; wading birds.

  • NatureScene - Big Cypress (Episode 143)
    Episode 143:

    Big Cypress

    Observing wading birds at the Big Cypress National Preserve near Naples, Fla.

  • NatureScene - Paynes Prairie (Episode 142)
    Episode 142:

    Paynes Prairie

    Diverse habitats within the Paynes Prairie State Preserve near Gainesville, Fla.

  • NatureScene - Alaska Memories (Episode 141)
    Episode 141:

    Alaska Memories

    Alaska; Kenai National Wildlife Refuge; Denali National Park and Preserve; Mount McKinley.

  • NatureScene - Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge (Episode 140)
    Episode 140:

    Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

    Virginia; Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge; migratory birds.

  • NatureScene - Bulls Island Revisited (Episode 139)
    Episode 139:

    Bulls Island Revisited

    A 1995 visit to Bulls Island, S.C., to see how the area is doing six years after Hurricane Hugo's fury.

  • NatureScene - Cape Cod National Seashore (Episode 138)
    Episode 138:

    Cape Cod National Seashore

    An Atlantic white cedar swamp and other coastal ecosystems found at the Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts.

  • NatureScene - Crater Lake (Episode 137)
    Episode 137:

    Crater Lake

    Oregon; Crater Lake; Mount Mazama; Wizard Island; plants and animals.

  • NatureScene - Death Valley National Park (Episode 136)
    Episode 136:

    Death Valley National Park

    Exploring the natural beauty of California's Death Valley National Park.

  • NatureScene - Denali (Episode 135)
    Episode 135:


    Grizzlies, wolves and other wildlife are observed near Mount McKinley in Alaska's Denali National Park.

  • NatureScene - Carter Caves (Episode 134)
    Episode 134:

    Carter Caves

    Underground caverns in eastern Kentucky that are the winter home of the endangered Indiana bat.

  • NatureScene - Kenai National Wildlife Refuge (Episode 133)
    Episode 133:

    Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

    Encountering moose and caribou in Alaska's Kenai National Refuge.

  • NatureScene - Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument (Episode 132)
    Episode 132:

    Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument

    Wildlife returns to its old habitat in Washington State 15 years after Mount St. Helens erupted.

  • NatureScene - Sequoia National Forest (Episode 131)
    Episode 131:

    Sequoia National Forest

    Sequoia National Forest; glacier-torn caverns; mountain streams.

  • NatureScene - In the Rough (Episode 130)
    Episode 130:

    In the Rough

    A former rice plantation transformed into a golf course; red-shouldered hawks and butterflies sighted in South Carolina.

  • NatureScene - Memories of Yellowstone (Episode 129)
    Episode 129:

    Memories of Yellowstone

    Mammoth Hot Springs; Hayden Valley; Lower Yellowstone Falls; Madison River.

  • NatureScene - Dixie National Forest (Episode 128)
    Episode 128:

    Dixie National Forest

    The 2 million acre Dixie National Forest stretches across Utah.

  • NatureScene - Northeast Kingdom (Episode 127)
    Episode 127:

    Northeast Kingdom

    A trek through the bogs and coniferous forests of northeastern Vermont.

  • NatureScene - Theodore Roosevelt National Park (Episode 126)
    Episode 126:

    Theodore Roosevelt National Park

    The wildlife, badlands and grasslands of North Dakota's Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

  • NatureScene - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Episode 125)
    Episode 125:

    Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

    Rare birds, fern forest, lava tube at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

  • NatureScene - Capitol Reef National Park: Utah (Episode 124)
    Episode 124:

    Capitol Reef National Park: Utah

    Natural bridges and red sandstone bluffs in Utah's Cathedral Valley.

  • NatureScene - Lake Waccamaw (Episode 123)
    Episode 123:

    Lake Waccamaw

    A tour of North Carolina's wetlands region and one of the largest Carolina Bays; Venus flytraps.

  • NatureScene - Yellowstone National Park (Episode 122)
    Episode 122:

    Yellowstone National Park

    The hot springs, geysers, mud volcanoes, waterfalls and wildlife of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.

  • NatureScene - White Mountain National Forest, NH (Episode 121)
    Episode 121:

    White Mountain National Forest, NH

    An exploration of the changes in vegetation on a trek down New Hampshire's Mount Washington.

  • NatureScene - Custer National Forest (Episode 120)
    Episode 120:

    Custer National Forest

    Touring the grasslands and ponderosa pine forests of Custer National Forest in eastern Montana; upland sandpiper sighting.

  • NatureScene - Haleakala House of the Sun (Episode 119)
    Episode 119:

    Haleakala House of the Sun

    A rare silversword flower is discovered on Haleakala, a dormant volcano on Hawaii's island of Maui.

  • NatureScene - Fort Jackson (Episode 118)
    Episode 118:

    Fort Jackson

    A visit to Fort Jackson in South Carolina, home of the U.S. Army base and a wildlife preserve.

  • NatureScene - Signs of Life (Episode 117)
    Episode 117:

    Signs of Life

    Rudy Mancke and Jim Welch share creature trivia from the collection of artifacts assembled during the series' 10 years.

  • NatureScene - Green Ridge State Forest (Episode 116)
    Episode 116:

    Green Ridge State Forest

    Walking through a mixed hardwood forest's fall foliage in western Maryland's Allegheny Mountains.

  • NatureScene - Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge (Episode 115)
    Episode 115:

    Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge

    Western grebes, white pelicans and Canada geese are sighted near Utah's Great Salt Lake.

  • NatureScene - Devil's Hopyard State Park (Episode 114)
    Episode 114:

    Devil's Hopyard State Park

    Connecticut's hemlock forest; Eight Mile River; Chapman Falls.

  • NatureScene - Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge (Episode 113)
    Episode 113:

    Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge

    Snow geese, sandhill cranes, bald eagles and red-tailed hawks fly through New Mexico's Chupadera mountains.

  • NatureScene - Lake Baikal (Episode 112)
    Episode 112:

    Lake Baikal

    A pit viper and butterflies are observed near Siberia's Lake Baikal.

  • NatureScene - St. Petersburg, Russia (Episode 111)
    Episode 111:

    St. Petersburg, Russia

    Rudy Mancke and Jim Welch explore Russia, including Alexander Park in Pushkin, St. Petersburg and the Talga Forest.

  • NatureScene - Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge (Episode 110)
    Episode 110:

    Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge

    Waterfowl, raccoons and snow geese are observed at a wildlife refuge near Dover, Del.

  • NatureScene - Fossil Butte National Monument (Episode 109)
    Episode 109:

    Fossil Butte National Monument

    Searching for fossils among the sagebrush and desert shrubs near Kemmerer, Wyo.

  • NatureScene - Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge (Episode 108)
    Episode 108:

    Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge

    Exploring the fields and forest around Rhode Island's Trustom Pond and observing nesting piper plovers.

  • NatureScene - Valley of Fires (Episode 107)
    Episode 107:

    Valley of Fires

    Exploring the lava formations in New Mexico's Tularosa Valley.

  • NatureScene - Mount Rogers National Recreation Area (Episode 106)
    Episode 106:

    Mount Rogers National Recreation Area

    A winter hike in Virginia, from White Top Mountain to warm meadows below Mount Rogers.

  • NatureScene - Big Bend National Park (Episode 105)
    Episode 105:

    Big Bend National Park

    Roadrunners and horned lizards share the trip around the great bend of the Rio Grande River.

  • NatureScene - Vacant Lot in Winter (Episode 104)
    Episode 104:

    Vacant Lot in Winter

    Nature survives in an urban lot.

  • NatureScene - The Adirondacks (Episode 103)
    Episode 103:

    The Adirondacks

    Hiking trails in New York State's Adirondack Mountains during fall foliage season.

  • NatureScene - Odds and Ends (Episode 102)
    Episode 102:

    Odds and Ends

    Items collected by hosts Rudy and Jim on their nature walks, including antlers, whale fossils and a mastodon tooth.

  • NatureScene - Necedah NWR (Episode 101)
    Episode 101:

    Necedah NWR

    The Necedah National Wildlife Refuge in Wisconsin, on the Mississippi Flyway, is an unglaciated area filled with wetlands.

  • NatureScene - Holyoke Range (Episode 100)
    Episode 100:

    Holyoke Range

    The summit of Mt. Holyoke offers a superb view of the Connecticut River Valley.

  • NatureScene - Coeur d'Alene National Forest (Episode 99)
    Episode 99:

    Coeur d'Alene National Forest

    In Idaho's Coeur D'Alene National Forest, coyotes and elk live beneath old red cedar trees.

  • NatureScene - Effigy Mounds National Monument (Episode 98)
    Episode 98:

    Effigy Mounds National Monument

    At Effigy Mounds National Monument in Iowa, prehistoric animal-shaped sculptures overlook the Mississippi.

  • NatureScene - Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge (Episode 97)
    Episode 97:

    Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge

    Exploring the maritime forest and beaches of Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge; bottlenosed dolphin sighting.

  • NatureScene - Mingo National Wildlife Refuge (Episode 96)
    Episode 96:

    Mingo National Wildlife Refuge

    The Mississippi no longer flows through Mingo National Wildlife Refuge, where a turkey vulture's nest is discovered.

  • NatureScene - Forty Acre Rock (Episode 95)
    Episode 95:

    Forty Acre Rock

    Many rare plants and animals live on Forty Acre Rock, a large slab of granite in South Carolina.

  • NatureScene - Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge (Episode 94)
    Episode 94:

    Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge

    The Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge is home to rare subtropical birds.

  • NatureScene - Reelfoot Lake (Episode 93)
    Episode 93:

    Reelfoot Lake

    Reelfoot Lake's corner of Tennessee, once shaken by earthquakes, is now a peaceful home for rare birds.

  • NatureScene - Glacier National Park (Episode 92)
    Episode 92:

    Glacier National Park

    Goats, mule deer and marmots trek the Going-To-The-Sun Highway in Montana's Glacier National Park.

  • NatureScene - From Riverbanks (Episode 91)
    Episode 91:

    From Riverbanks

    Jim Welch and Rudy Mancke study plants, animals and history of the Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia, S.C.

  • NatureScene - Bull's Island: Before & After Hugo (Episode 90)
    Episode 90:

    Bull's Island: Before & After Hugo

    Jim Welch and Rudy Mancke investigate damage wreaked by Hurricane Hugo on Bull's Island, S.C.

  • NatureScene - Pyramid Lake (Episode 89)
    Episode 89:

    Pyramid Lake

    A visit to Pyramid Lake near Reno, Nev., home of thousands of white pelicans.

  • NatureScene - Birds of North America (Episode 88)
    Episode 88:

    Birds of North America

    North American birds from past shows, including woodpeckers, song birds, and other shore and wading birds.

  • NatureScene - Birds of North America (Episode 87)
    Episode 87:

    Birds of North America

    Favorite North American birds from past shows, including the common loon, birds of prey and whooping cranes.

  • NatureScene - Emerald Necklace (Episode 86)
    Episode 86:

    Emerald Necklace

    Exploring a 19,000-acre collection of parklands near Cleveland.

  • NatureScene - Limestone Quarry (Episode 85)
    Episode 85:

    Limestone Quarry

    Exploring a 300-acre limestone quarry on South Carolina's coastal plain where baleen whale bones were found.

  • NatureScene - Carolina Autumn (Episode 84)
    Episode 84:

    Carolina Autumn

    Fall foliage in the Blue Ridge Mountains and the foothills of South Carolina.

  • NatureScene - The North Woods (Episode 83)
    Episode 83:

    The North Woods

    Fall colors and wolf tracks in Superior National Forest, Minn.

  • NatureScene - Kelleys Island (Episode 82)
    Episode 82:

    Kelleys Island

    A fox snake and butterflies are observed on Lake Erie's Kelleys Island.

  • NatureScene - Lake Murray (Episode 81)
    Episode 81:

    Lake Murray

    The island and shoreline at Lake Murray, an earthen dam lake in South Carolina.

  • NatureScene - Crab Orchard (Episode 80)
    Episode 80:

    Crab Orchard

    The creeks, lakes and sandstone outcrops found in the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge in Illinois.

  • NatureScene - Lake Tahoe (Episode 79)
    Episode 79:

    Lake Tahoe

    Exploring the Sand Harbor trails near Lake Tahoe, the largest Alpine lake in North America.

  • NatureScene - Nebraska Bluffs (Episode 78)
    Episode 78:

    Nebraska Bluffs

    Wildlife living along the bluffs in Nebraska's Indian Cave State Park.

  • NatureScene - Siskiyou National Forest (Episode 77)
    Episode 77:

    Siskiyou National Forest

    The diversified plant life found in Oregon's Siskiyou National Forest and the Klamath Mountains.

  • NatureScene - Maine Woods (Episode 76)
    Episode 76:

    Maine Woods

    Exploring the woodlands, meadows and mountains of Baxter State Park in northern Maine.

  • NatureScene - Acadia National Park (Episode 75)
    Episode 75:

    Acadia National Park

    The wildlife living on Cadillac Mountain and along pond edges in Maine's Acadia National Park.

  • NatureScene - Redwood National Park (Episode 74)
    Episode 74:

    Redwood National Park

    The centuries-old coastal redwoods of Northern California's Redwood National Park shelter a variety of creatures.

  • NatureScene - Shenandoah National Park (Episode 73)
    Episode 73:

    Shenandoah National Park

    Forest creatures survive despite damage caused by the gypsy moth in Shenandoah National Park.

  • NatureScene - Land Between the Lakes (Episode 72)
    Episode 72:

    Land Between the Lakes

    The flora and fauna found on the inland peninsula between Kentucky and Tennessee.

  • NatureScene - Bull's Island After Hurricane Hugo (Episode 71)
    Episode 71:

    Bull's Island After Hurricane Hugo

    Rudy and Jim look at the status of wildlife on Bull's Island after Hurricane Hugo.

  • NatureScene - Bull's Island (Episode 70)
    Episode 70:

    Bull's Island

    The various habitats found on Bull's Island in the Cape Romain Wildlife Refuge.

  • NatureScene - Appalachian Cove Forest (Episode 69)
    Episode 69:

    Appalachian Cove Forest

    The flora and fauna of an Appalachian cove in the Blue Ridge Province, S.C.

  • NatureScene - Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge (Episode 68)
    Episode 68:

    Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge

    Springtime means new life for plants and animals in the waters of Minnesota's Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge.

  • NatureScene - Cataloochee (Episode 67)
    Episode 67:


    Ice Age plants still flourish in the Great Smoky Mountains near Maggie Valley, N.C.

  • NatureScene - Merritt Island (Episode 66)
    Episode 66:

    Merritt Island

    Florida's Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge and Cape Canaveral must coexist as neighbors despite their different purposes.

  • NatureScene - Cedar Glades (Episode 65)
    Episode 65:

    Cedar Glades

    Tennessee's Cedar Glades, a red cedar forest once covered by ocean water.

  • NatureScene - Pine Barrens (Episode 64)
    Episode 64:

    Pine Barrens

    New Jersey's Pine Barrens shelter a surprising variety of wildlife amidst urban sprawl.

  • NatureScene - Custer State Park (Episode 63)
    Episode 63:

    Custer State Park

    South Dakota's Custer State Park encompasses the Black Hills, once sacred mountains to the Sioux.

  • NatureScene - Peachtree Rock (Episode 62)
    Episode 62:

    Peachtree Rock

    South Carolina's Peachtree Rock nature conservancy has characteristics of both badlands and mountain areas.

  • NatureScene - Serpentine Barren (Episode 61)
    Episode 61:

    Serpentine Barren

    The Serpentine Barren near Nottingham, Pa. is populated by a variety of strange plants.

  • NatureScene - Tijuana River Estuary (Episode 60)
    Episode 60:

    Tijuana River Estuary

    The wildlife living along Southern California's Tijuana River estuary.

  • NatureScene - Natchez Trace (Episode 59)
    Episode 59:

    Natchez Trace

    Exploring the Natchez Trace, a pioneer road connecting Nashville, Tenn., with the Mississippi River.

  • NatureScene - Cartwheel Bay (Episode 58)
    Episode 58:

    Cartwheel Bay

    Carnivorous plants, poisonous snakes and woodpeckers live in Cartwheel Bay, S.C.

  • NatureScene - Devil's Tower (Episode 57)
    Episode 57:

    Devil's Tower

    America's first national monument, east Wyoming's Devil's Tower, has spawned many legends.

  • NatureScene - Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (Episode 56)
    Episode 56:

    Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

    Plant life flourishes after a wet winter in California's Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.

  • NatureScene - DeSoto State Park (Episode 55)
    Episode 55:

    DeSoto State Park

    DeSoto State Park in northern Alabama boasts the deepest gorge east of the Grand Canyon.

  • NatureScene - Sanibel Island (Episode 54)
    Episode 54:

    Sanibel Island

    The Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Florida's Sanibel Island welcomes exotic birds.

  • NatureScene - Badlands National Park (Episode 53)
    Episode 53:

    Badlands National Park

    Buffalo, prairie dogs and antelope play in South Dakota's fossil rich Badlands National Park.

  • NatureScene - Okefenokee (Episode 52)
    Episode 52:


    Georgia's "wet prairie," the swamp more commonly known as the Okefenokee.

  • NatureScene - Warren Dunes (Episode 51)
    Episode 51:

    Warren Dunes

    Glaciers and wind created the 300-foot Warren Dunes, which now shelter wildflowers growing on Lake Michigan's shore.

  • NatureScene - Rabbit Valley (Episode 50)
    Episode 50:

    Rabbit Valley

    Desert cottontails gave western Colorado's arid Rabbit Valley its name.

  • NatureScene - Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge (Episode 49)
    Episode 49:

    Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge

    Migratory birds flock to Oklahoma's Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge.

  • NatureScene - An Autumn Field (Episode 48)
    Episode 48:

    An Autumn Field

    Beetles, bees, spiders and mantids are observed as they prepare for winter.

  • NatureScene - Padre Island (Episode 47)
    Episode 47:

    Padre Island

    Studying seashells, wildflowers and grassland inhabitants on Padre Island, Texas.

  • NatureScene - Clifty Falls (Episode 46)
    Episode 46:

    Clifty Falls

    The flowers, insects and fossils found near Clifty Falls in southwest Indiana.

  • NatureScene - San Juan Mountains (Episode 45)
    Episode 45:

    San Juan Mountains

    Colorado's San Juan Mountains were molded by glaciers and mined by gold diggers.

  • NatureScene - Congaree Swamp National Monument (Episode 44)
    Episode 44:

    Congaree Swamp National Monument

    The Congaree Swamp National Monument in central South Carolina is dominated by massive hardwood trees.

  • NatureScene - Flint Hills (Episode 43)
    Episode 43:

    Flint Hills

    Exploring the Flint Hills, a hilly area of eastern Kansas where wild flowers and grasses thrive.

  • NatureScene - Cumberland Falls (Episode 42)
    Episode 42:

    Cumberland Falls

    A visit to Cumberland Falls, on Kentucky's Cumberland River.

  • NatureScene - Arkansas National Wildlife Refuge (Episode 41)
    Episode 41:

    Arkansas National Wildlife Refuge

    Animals found in the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge near Corpus Christi, Texas.

  • NatureScene - Colorado National Monument (Episode 40)
    Episode 40:

    Colorado National Monument

    The Colorado National Monument's sandstone canyons were formed by water.

  • NatureScene - West Virginia Winter (Episode 39)
    Episode 39:

    West Virginia Winter

    How wildlife adapts to the cold in the Appalachian Mountains.

  • NatureScene - Hoh Rain Forest (Episode 38)
    Episode 38:

    Hoh Rain Forest

    A study of the Hoh rainforest in Washington state's Olympia National Park.

  • NatureScene - Sabino Creek (Episode 37)
    Episode 37:

    Sabino Creek

    The wildlife that lives near Sabino Creek in Arizona's Sonoran Desert.

  • NatureScene - Apalachicola Bluff (Episode 36)
    Episode 36:

    Apalachicola Bluff

    The wildlife of Florida's Apalachicola Bluffs and the Apalachicola River.

  • NatureScene - Southern Plantation (Episode 35)
    Episode 35:

    Southern Plantation

    A Santee River plantation's rice fields are home to diverse wildlife in South Carolina.

  • NatureScene - Buffalo River (Episode 34)
    Episode 34:

    Buffalo River

    The diverse hardwood forest found along northern Arkansas' Buffalo River.

  • NatureScene - Northwest Beach (Episode 33)
    Episode 33:

    Northwest Beach

    Wind, sea and weather form a contoured landscape.

  • NatureScene - Santa Catalina Mountains (Episode 32)
    Episode 32:

    Santa Catalina Mountains

    The varying plants and animals found at different altitudes within Arizona's Santa Catalina Mountains.

  • NatureScene - Shrimpboats (Episode 31)
    Episode 31:


    Trawling along the South Carolina coast.

  • NatureScene - Cape San Blas (Episode 30)
    Episode 30:

    Cape San Blas

    The wildlife of Cape San Blas -- St. Joseph's Bay on the Florida panhandle.

  • NatureScene - Blanchard Springs (Episode 29)
    Episode 29:

    Blanchard Springs

    The underground world of Blanchard Springs Caverns, Ark., and nearby wildlife.

  • NatureScene - Mount Rainier (Episode 28)
    Episode 28:

    Mount Rainier

    Mount Rainier's volcanic slopes support many wildflower species.

  • NatureScene - Saguaro National Monument (Episode 27)
    Episode 27:

    Saguaro National Monument

    The Saguaro National Monument shelters gila woodpeckers and cactus wrens.

  • NatureScene - New England Autumn (Episode 26)
    Episode 26:

    New England Autumn

    Observing changing leaf colors in common New England deciduous trees during an autumn walk.

  • NatureScene - Nags Head Woods (Episode 25)
    Episode 25:

    Nags Head Woods

    The variety of habitats found in Nag's Head Woods and the surrounding sand dunes and ponds.

  • NatureScene - Lake Okeechobee (Episode 24)
    Episode 24:

    Lake Okeechobee

    The formation of Florida's Lake Okeechobee and the modifications humans have made to the lake.

  • NatureScene - Mount Mansfield (Episode 23)
    Episode 23:

    Mount Mansfield

    A descent of Vermont's Mount Mansfield, examining geological history and plant changes.

  • NatureScene - Victoria Bluff (Episode 22)
    Episode 22:

    Victoria Bluff

    Plants and animals of a magnolia forest.

  • NatureScene - Mountain Magic (Episode 21)
    Episode 21:

    Mountain Magic

    Plants and wildlife of North Carolina mountains.

  • NatureScene - Corkscrew Swamp (Episode 20)
    Episode 20:

    Corkscrew Swamp

    Exploring Corkscrew Swamp, an Audubon sanctuary near Naples, Fla.

  • NatureScene - Everglades (Episode 19)
    Episode 19:


    The diverse natural areas found within Florida's Everglades National Park.

  • NatureScene - South Atlantic Beach (Episode 18)
    Episode 18:

    South Atlantic Beach

    Identifying plant and animal remains that are washed ashore.

  • NatureScene - Edges (Episode 17)
    Episode 17:


    The wildlife found in forest and field environments in South Carolina's Piedmont region.

  • NatureScene - Button Bay (Episode 16)
    Episode 16:

    Button Bay

    Geological history of Vermont's Button Bay State Park on Lake Champlain's shore.

  • NatureScene - Four Holes Swamp (Episode 15)
    Episode 15:

    Four Holes Swamp

    Four Holes Swamp, an Audubon sanctuary on South Carolina's coastal plain.

  • NatureScene - Outer Banks (Episode 14)
    Episode 14:

    Outer Banks

    Exploring North Carolina's Outer Banks, from Nags Head to Hatteras Lighthouse.

  • NatureScene - Raven Cliff Falls (Episode 13)
    Episode 13:

    Raven Cliff Falls

    A fall trek through Carolina mountains.

  • NatureScene - Vacant Lot (Episode 12)
    Episode 12:

    Vacant Lot

    Indigenous and imported plants and animals inhabit cities.

  • NatureScene - Dark Water Reflections (Okefenokee Part II) (Episode 11)
    Episode 11:

    Dark Water Reflections (Okefenokee Part II)

    A canoe trip.

  • NatureScene - Okefenokee (Part I) (Episode 10)
    Episode 10:

    Okefenokee (Part I)

    Life on the swamp's floating islands.

  • NatureScene - Magnolia Gardens (Episode 9)
    Episode 9:

    Magnolia Gardens

    Wildlife in the Magnolia Gardens of Charleston, S.C.

  • NatureScene - Carnivorous Plants (Episode 8)
    Episode 8:

    Carnivorous Plants

    Five carnivorous plants of South Carolina.

  • NatureScene - Eastern Birds (Episode 7)
    Episode 7:

    Eastern Birds

    Eastern U.S. birds and endangered species.

  • NatureScene - Bull's Island (Episode 6)
    Episode 6:

    Bull's Island

    Change and adaptation on a barrier island.

  • NatureScene - Steven's Creek (Episode 5)
    Episode 5:

    Steven's Creek

    Scrutinizing plant anatomy in a hardwood forest.

  • NatureScene - Limestone Quarry (Episode 4)
    Episode 4:

    Limestone Quarry

    Examining fossils in a limestone quarry.

  • NatureScene - The Green River (Episode 3)
    Episode 3:

    The Green River

    Following the North Carolina river's course.

  • NatureScene - Atlantic Beaches (Episode 2)
    Episode 2:

    Atlantic Beaches

    Interrelationships of ocean and shore life.

  • NatureScene - Savannah National Wildlife Refuge (Episode 1)
    Episode 1:

    Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

    Refuge life thrives.