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.
Though Daniella was born in New York and has lived in a couple of other states, Mississippi has been her home for the past 25 years. After graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi, Daniella began to hone her writing skills through various internships, working for The Royal Obsession and Anatomie clothing. In the years since, she’s had the privilege of having her articles appear in several publications, such as Parents & Kids Magazine and Girl Meets Strong. She’s also had the honor of interviewing actress Sela Ward for The Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience.
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