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

What does the term “foxfire” bring to mind… an old series of books about Appalachian culture (or the movie based on them)? A real estate company? A campground? Or do you recognize it as the term for the eerie yet awesome greenish blue glow that certain fungi produce?

Wait… what?! Glow in the dark mushrooms?

Yes, really. And you can find them (and their magical “fairy fire”) right here in West Virginia.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Have you ever witnessed this magical sight? What time of year and where did you see it?

Address: West Virginia, USA