The fungus fairy is very busy this time of year here in The New River Gorge National River Area.
The grounds around Opossum Creek Retreat are rich with mushrooms. Big or small, I like them all— from dull, plain old toadstools to the dazzling, even other-worldly. Fungus and Mushrooms have always had the power to pique our imagination.
My kids used to make these into worlds filled with mystical creatures and magic.
I just like the color of this one.
Yep, coral. Just like in the ocean, only a fungus.
These are not the type people eat (It was a light year for those), but I am sure something eats them. Turtles love mushrooms. So do turkeys.
If you would like to spend some time strolling in the woods relaxing and letting your imagination run wild, we can help.
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