Deep In The Forests Of Virginia, There’s A Magical Fungus That Glows In The Dark

The Appalachian woods of Virginia are notorious for abundant folklore and flora. Today, we’ll introduce you to something that could be categorized as both: foxfire. The term “foxfire,” also known as “fairy fire” refers to the glow produced by a bioluminescent fungus found in various parts around the globe. Here in Virginia, it’s been spotted in the Appalachian region and, should you come across it during the right conditions, you might observe its otherwordly glow.

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Have you had any experience seeing foxfire in the woods? If so, we’d love to hear all about it! For more fascinating natural phenomena, be sure to read about these magical swamp rainbows in Virginia.

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