Spindles, Worms, and Corals: Oh My!

Smokey Worm Coral
Smokey Worm Coral

How many shapes can can a mushroom take? Apparently the answer is MANY! The following group of fungi take the form of worms, spindles and corals, and their names reflect the diversity of colors and shapes that are currently unfolding in our local woods.

Smokey Worm Corals, Magenta Corals, Beautiful Corals, Orange Spindles…click on any photo to open this gallery of woodland wonders.

These photos were all taken in the Pandapas Pond area of Jefferson National Forest.

Orange Spindle Corals
Orange Spindles

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Helen says:

    Oh, they are so amazing and beautiful.

  2. Anne J. Campbell says:

    Wow. How cool.

  3. Lisa s Bierer-Garrett says:

    I am proud to say I am a plant nerd too. Finding wild orchids is such a delightful way to spend a morning!

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