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

Mushrooms that glow in the dark may seem like something from a sci-fi movie but they actually exist. What’s more, you can find them here in Wisconsin. The bioluminescent fungi emit a vivid glow that’s as mesmerizing as it is unexpected. Read on to learn more about the mushrooms that put the fun in fungi.

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June through September is prime mushroom hunting time in Wisconsin. The best place to look for foxfire is in moist oak woods, where there are lots of big, dead limbs and old stumps. Remember, foxfire’s glow is typically on the dim side; however, at times, it can produce enough light to read by. With that in mind, it’s best to search for foxfire on nights when the moon is barely visible. Also, you’ll want to steer clear of areas with artificial lights.

So, did you know about glowing fungi? Ever seen any? If so, where? Tell us in the comments section.

This isn’t the only natural phenomenon in Wisconsin. Read about another here.

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