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Mushrooms in Glencoe Set to Glow

Posted on: Thu 26 May 2022

“It is possible to bend down and read the pages on a book next to the mushroom’s glow – it is reminiscent of a dull green torch, and that makes most people sit up and think: what else is out there to be experienced in nature.”

ForestrySA chief executive Julian Speed

Have you heard of ghost mushrooms? You may have even been told about their otherworldly hue in the depths of forest foliage. As the weather gives way to wintry temperatures, the Limestone Coast’s pine plantation has once again become home to Ghost Mushroom Lane, featuring clusters of glowing mushrooms which become luminous after dark.

The natural phenomenon emerges annually for just a short term, and ForestrySA is hosting seasonal tours presented through May and June.

ForestrySA chief executive Julian Speed joined Festival City’s Emma Wotzke to share more about this natural phenomenon and the re-emergence of Ghost Mushroom Lane showcased at this time of year.

Produced by Emma Wotzke

Image by Tim Rosenthal supplied by ForestrySA

Ghost Mushrooms are not to be eaten or consumed.

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