Animals and Plants

Owl with spread wings

Flight demonstration at the Center for the Birds of Prey in Awendaw. Image courtesy of SCPRT.

Discover the animals and plants that also call South Carolina home.



Specific Animals


Watercolor of The May-Apple Plant
Watercolor of "The May-Apple Plant," now known commonly as maypop or purple passionflower. Likely drawn in the 1760s or 1770s. Ethelind Pope Brown Collection of South Carolina Natural History, Rare Books and Special Collections, University of South Carolina Libraries.


Natural Communities

Natural History