Kingdom of Carolina Critters

You are invited to enter the Kingdom of Carolina Critters.  

What animals and plants make South Carolina their home?  This web page will tell you about some of these animals.  It is about what they look like, what they eat, and where they live. Click on the castle to learn more about the animals and plants.

Enjoy your visit!

 

 

Mammals

 

Eastern Chipmunk

 

 

 

I live in the eastern part of South Carolina.  I am in the squirrel family.  I am reddish, brown and have two black stripes down my back.  I eat seeds, nuts, berries and fruits.  I live in a hole underground or in a tree. 

  Madison 

Eastern Cottontail

 

I live in brushy areas, old fields and woods.  Im a small, gray-brown rabbit with white feet and a rusty nape tail. 

Ashley

Brown Bat

 

 

 

I fly at night.  I eat insects.  I am a dark brown.  I can see at night.  If you want to see me you need to stay up at night.     

Colby  

Fish

 

 

Rainbow Trout

 

 

I live in cold lakes and streams of northwest South Carolina.  I have small black spots on a pale background with pinkish or red stripes along each side. 

  Hayden     

American Eel

 

  I am not a snake.  I am a fish.  I live in fresh water.  I swim into the sea to lay my eggs.  I am also brown and scaly.  

  J.J.

Amphibians and Reptiles

Great Siren

 

 

 

I live in the southeastern part of the state in streams.  I am bluish gray with small greenish flecks or spots.  I lay 500 eggs a year.  I eat crustaceans, mollusk, worms and insects. 

  Forrest

Pig Frog

 

I live in shallow water.  I am brownish green with webfeet.  My size is 3-1/2 to 5-1/4. 

Landon 

Eastern Newt

 

I live in the eastern USA and Canada. I start out in water. I am yellow and orange with black spots.

  Correy 

Spotted Salamander

 

I live in hardwood forests.  I am orange with black spots and big eyes. 

John

Barking Tree Frog

 

I live in the piedmont in South Carolina. I lay a total of 2,000 eggs a year. I eat insects. I have dorsal spots my belly is yellowish white.

Paul 

Insects

Eastern Tiger Swallow Butterfly

 

I live in the eastern part of the state.  The female is bright yellow and the male is dark brown.  I like wild cherries and I get water from the rain. 

  Sarah

Painted Lady

 

I live around plants.  I am an orange and black butterfly with white spots. I like to feed on thistles. 

Taylor

Plants

Yellow Jessmine

 

 I am a climbing plant which grows upon trees and fences.  I am yellow and green.  I get water from rain

Landon

 

 

Poison Sumac

 

I am found in the southeastern part of the state.  I am a dangerous plant that has clear, very toxic sap that turns black.   

Selena 

Palmetto

 

I can be found in Georgia, Florida, and North Carolina and South Carolina.  If my branches stick you it hurts. I live off water.   

Madison

Birds

Hummingbird

 

I live in gardens, Along the woods, or were ever we can find blossom. I am 3 1/2 inches long. I make a chirp for my voice.      

Rachel

Carolina Wren

 I eat insects, fruit, and a few types of seeds. I am 5 1/2'' long. I have a warm rusty-brown head and black with an orange yellow chest and belly. I also have a short stubby tail, often cocked up. 

Hayden

Golden Eagle

 

 

I eat fish, other birds, and squirrels.  I fly very high in the sky. I have a sharp beak to eat my food.   

Cody 

South Carolina's State

Animals, Bird, Tree, Flower

 

Tree:  Palmetto

I can be found in Georgia, Florida, and North Carolina and South Carolina.  If my branches stick you it hurts. I live off water.   Madison

 

 Bird:   Carolina Wren

 I eat insects, fruit, and a few types of seeds. I am 5 1/2'' long. I have a warm rusty-brown head and black with an orange yellow chest and belly. I also have a short stubby tail, often cocked up. Hayden

 

Eastern Tiger Swallow Butterfly

I live in the eastern part of the state.  The female is bright yellow and the male is dark brown.  I like wild cherries and I get water from the rain.  Sarah

 

 

                         Yellow Jessamine

        I am a climbing plant which grows upon trees and fences.  I am yellow and green.  I get water from rain. Landon

 

 

Where we found our information: 

 

 

Third Grade EXCEL class

O.P. Earle Elementary