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USC Naturalist Talks to Crowd About Fall Changes

Rudy Mancke used USC's Horseshoe as a backdrop for his discussion of fall. Rudy Mancke used USC's Horseshoe as a backdrop for his discussion of fall.

By: Sheena Sanders

Posted: September 22, 2010 11:38

USC Naturalist Rudy Mancke gave students and faculty members insight into the natural changes fall brings to South Carolina  on the Horseshoe Tuesday afternoon. Mancke talked about everything from plant reproduction to snakes, spiders and birds.

Some of the audience were intrigued by the naturalist's explanations about different spiders.

"That is a spider web and if a bird flies through it inadvertently the bird will not keep flying. The web is sturdy enough to hold the wings in," said Mancke.

The event was open to anyone that was interested in learning more about nature's changes in the fall.

Mancke teaches natural history at the University of South Carolina's School of Environment.

 

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