THREE MORE SPARKS OF GENIUS…
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.
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.
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.