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Discover the animals and plants that also call South Carolina home.
- Fish Fusion
Can you design a fish that can survive on the reef?
- Aquarium Animal Facts
Meet animals like the palmetto bass and the spiny lobster that live at the South Carolina Aquarium.
- Reptiles and Amphibians of South Carolina and Georgia
There are lots of reptile and amphibian species that live near you!
- Birds of the Carolinas
Learn to identify the birds you see in your neighborhood.
- The Marsh Tacky
Read about our newest state symbol: the Marsh Tacky, South Carolina's heritage horse.
- South Carolina State Symbol Slideshow
Watch this slideshow with pictures of all our state plant and animal symbols.
Watch this video about fire ants building a living raft.
- Snakes, Snakes, Snakes
Watch this video on snakes that live in South Carolina.
- Sand Flies
Learn about sand flies, also known as “gnats” and “no-see-ums.”
- Boykin Spaniel
Take a closer look at South Carolina’s state dog!
- American Alligator
American Alligators can be found along the coast and coastal plain in swampy areas, rivers, and lakes.
- Help, it’s a Roach!
Find out facinating facts about roaches and what you can do to keep them out of your house
- Snapping Shrimp
What are snapping shrimp and why do they snap?
- Carolina Wolf Spider
Meet South Carolina’s state spider.
- Sea Turtle Rescue
Learn about the Sea Turtle Hospital and rescue programs along the coast.
A gnarly tree at Stella Maris Catholic Church on Sullivans Island. Line3276, NOAA's America's Coastlines Collection. Photographed by Captain Albert E. Theberge, NOAA Corps (ret.)
- Angel Oak
Learn about this more than 400 year old tree in Johns Island, SC.
- What Tree is This?
Learn to identify trees in your neighborhood.
- Pictures From Our Past
Check out these pictures from the South Carolina Forestry Commission from the 1930's-1970's.
- Science of Fall Color
Why do leaves change color in the fall?
Learn more about “the vine that ate the South!”
- Nancy Basket
Meet a South Carolina artist who uses kudzu to make baskets, paper, and even a studio.
- Poison Ivy
Find out why poison ivy makes you itchy.
Mistletoe lives throughout South Carolina on oaks and other deciduous trees.
- Spanish Moss
Learn about the myths, medicinal uses, and nature of Spanish Moss.
- Southern Magnolia
Magnolia trees have beautiful fragrent, large white flowers.
- The Venus Flytrap's Lethal Allure
The venus flytrap is one of only two plants that actively trap animals for food.