THREE MORE SPARKS OF GE­NIUS…

Country Walking Magazine (UK) - - The View -

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MAGIC MUSH­ROOMS Bring­ing spook­i­ness to the woods, some fungi take on a ghostly glow in the dark. Cer­tain species, like the aptly-named jack-o-lantern, are rare in Bri­tain, but the com­mon honey fungus emits light, though you’ll need keen eyes and a pitch night.

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SHIN­ING SEAS Nor­mally inky af­ter dark, the sea some­times turns to molten sil­ver. This phos­pho­res­cence stems from a pro­fu­sion of bi­o­lu­mi­nous plank­ton that’s in­spired to light when ag­i­tated – by hit­ting the beach, your pad­dling feet, or boats.

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BRIGHT SKIES One for win­ter when dark is long, the Aurora Bo­re­alis swirls the sky with green and red as par­ti­cles from the sun hit Earth’s at­mos­phere. Also known as the North­ern Lights, and as the Merry Dancers in north­ern Scot­land, where you’re most likely to spot them.

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