Monday, November 14, 2011

Foxfire



Foxfire is the name given to a kind of bioluminescence produced by certain types of fungi that grow on moist, rotting bark. You can see these fungi faintly glowing at night, especially during the summer in tropical forests that foster the moist environment needed for mushrooms and other fungi to grow. Finding pleasure in objects that normally produce disgust or distaste is both ironic and phenomenal. It is also fascinating to think that something so artificial looking is in fact a product of nature.

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