VideoThe Red-Cockaded Woodpecker's make cavities in living trees for both roosting and nesting. These cavities can take months, even years to complete.
Parks Adventures Minutes
These are excerpts from the series Destination: SC Parks, produced by WNSC-TV in cooperation with the SC Department of Education. The short minute programs are provided for schools to incorporate into their school news programs or use in the study of South Carolina geography and science habitat. Each minute focuses on an aspect of flora or fauna found in South Carolina state parks. (From our Streamline collection)
VideoThe Civilian Conservation Corp, developed in 1933, created the group. It paid young men to work on conservation projects.
VideoThe Catawba River is a great place to canoe or go kayaking because of the rocky shoals in Lanceford Canal State Park. In 1823, the canal was built, so larger boats could deliver goods to the coast.
VideoCypress Swamp is a home for the bald cypress. It can live for 1000 years but there are very few left over 200 years old.
VideoThe Blue Ridge Mountain is South Carolina is home of the black bear. Not all black bears are black. They can be a brown or cinnamon color.
VideoGovernor Gist ran the state from his home in Union, S.C. It is now part of the Rosehill Plantation State Historic Site.
VideoThe Red-Cockaded Woodpecker is on the endangered species list. They like the southern long-leafed pines located in Cheraw State Recreational Area.
VideoRock Shoals Spider Lilies are found in the Catawba River in Lansford Canal State Park in SC. Each plant is 3 feet tall and take 2 to 3 years to mature.
VideoTable Rock State Park is a great place to see waterfalls, rapids and water slides.
VideoThere are three species of trout in SC but only the Eastern Brook trout is native. Trout are adapted to live in cold water habitats and can be found in the Blue Ridge Mountains in SC.