Carolina Wren. Wikimedia Commons.
Discover the animals and plants that also call South Carolina home.
Find out more about the animal state symbols here:
- Species Descriptions
You can find information about tons of fish, insects, birds, and other animals that live in South Carolina.
- Famous Creatures of SC State Parks
Find out about the state animals that live in our state parks.
- South Carolina Reptiles and Amphibians
Meet snakes, turtles, frogs, salamanders, and other reptiles and amphibians.
- Bats, Bats, Facts & Myths
Watch a video on bats. Did you know that bats eat mosquitoes?
- Carolina Wren
Listen to the "tea kettle" sound of the state bird.
- American Alligators
Check out this fact sheet on American Alligators.
- A Turtle Tale
Read this tale of two turtle friends that live in a swamp near the Savannah River.
|Yellow Jessamine. Clarence A. Rechenthin @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database.|
- The State Flower: Yellow Jessamine
- The State Grass: Indian Grass
- The State Tree: Palmetto Tree
- The State Wildflower: Goldenrod
- Southern Magnolia
Look at the pictures of the Southern Magnolia trees. Have you seen their large flowers?
- Sable Palmetto Palm
Learn more about the state tree!