Animals and Plants - High School

Young egret

 Young egret. Image courtesy of flickr user djsrework.

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

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  • Mammals of the Piedmont 
    This article records 43 species found in the Piedmont. Have you seen any of these animals?