Wingard’s Market Wildlife Specialist, Zach Steinhauser, Announces New Business: The Carolina Safari Company

Lexington, SC –Wingard’s Market Wildlife Specialist Zach Steinhauser announces the opening of his new business, The Carolina Safari Company (CSC), where he will lead guided tours of the unique southeastern landscapes and wildlife. The next upcoming adventure is a Coastal Fossil Hunt in Charleston on March 25.

“I love being able to provide people with opportunities to experience these wildlife phenomena and educate in the process. I found my niche in specializing in the southeast as most tour companies are taking folks around the world instead of a few hours from home,” said Captain Zach Steinhauser of CSC.

Working as a Naturalist, he began leading guided birdwatching trips in the Columbia area. His premiere trip is taking guests out on Lake Murray to North America’s largest Purple Martin roost. He went on to make a feature-length documentary about the Purple Martins called Purple Haze: A Conservation Film. It was when he began leading these trips that he realized his passion for connecting people to nature through firsthand encounters.

The Carolina Safari Co. has planned expeditions that range from rare birdwatching events to up-close large animal encounters and paddling trips with hopes of incorporating scuba diving soon.

A few upcoming trips in South Carolina this Spring include Shorebird Migration Birdwatching in Kiawah, A Walk in the Swamp at Beidler Forest in Harleyville, Mississippi Kites & Spring Migration Birdwatching in West Columbia, and Paddling among Spider Lilies in Catawba SC.

For more information, visit the CSC website at

Wingard’s Market is committed to beautifying and to sharing fresh, local produce with our community. Wingard’s Market joined the ranks of the horticulture industry’s top local garden centers when it was named one of Today’s Garden Center magazine’s Revolutionary 100 Garden Centers for 2015 and named one of the Top 100 Garden Centers by Garden Center Magazine in 2017. Wingard’s customers are encouraged to visit the Gift Shoppe and Fresh Produce Market or take a stroll under century-old pecan trees through the Garden Wonderland.

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