On Your Next Forest Hike, Keep An Eye Out For Dead Man’s Fingers, A Spooky Fungus That Grows In West Virginia

Have you ever been out wandering through the beautiful West Virginia woods when suddenly, to your horror, you spotted what you thought might be a dead body? Here’s hoping for your sake and the dead body’s that it was just a mushroom called Dead Man’s Fingers, which can look eerily like its spooky namesake.

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Have you ever stumbled across any Dead Man’s Fingers, of the fungal variety? Did they look more like their namesake or less? And these Dead Man’s fingers aren’t the only fascinating fungal phenomenon found in West Virginia’s woods: if you’re ever out after dark, keep your eyes open for glow in the dark mushrooms as well.

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