South Carolina

Exploring Nature

Featured Gardens & Nature Centers

Lake Conestee Nature Park

This park consists of hardwood and evergreen forests, wetlands, and meadows. Groups can study food chains, pollinators, flowering and non-flowering plants, and even beavers. 840 Mauldin Rd., Greenville, SC 29607. Greenville County. Tel: 864-277-2004. Cost: Fee.... More Info

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Blue Heron Nature Center

321 Bailey Lane Rd., Ridgeland, SC 29936. This nature center features a 3-acre pond, trails, and a boardwalk through wetlands. Trailside displays provide information about local plant and animal life. Free.

Hilton Pond Center

1432 Devinney Rd., York, SC 29745. 803-684-5852. The most active bird research center in South Carolina’s Piedmont. Groups can schedule a field trip to learn about wildflowers, animals, invasive species, Hilton pond, and more. Most trips have opportunities to capture, identify, band, and release a bird. Fee.