Sea Turtle. (2008) Wikimedia Commons. Retrieved 10:37 12 Dec 2017.
Discover the animals and plants that also call South Carolina home.
- 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 fascinating 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.
- 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 1930s-1970s.
- Science of Fall Color
Why do leaves change color in the fall?
Venus Flytrap. (2016). U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Region
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 fragrant, large white flowers.
- The Venus Flytrap's Lethal Allure
The venus flytrap is one of only two plants that actively trap animals for food.