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.
These colorful pages will give you lots of pictures and information about many animals that live near the Savannah River.
- 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 Alligator
Alligators like to live in the swamps and wetlands of the coast of South Carolina.
- A Turtle Tale
Read this tale of two turtle friends that live in a swamp near the Savannah River.
- The State Flower: Yellow Jessamine
- The State Grass: Indian Grass
- The State Tree: Palmetto Tree
- The State Wildflower: Goldenrod
Yellow Jessamine. Clarence A. Rechenthin @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database.
- 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!