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Forest Mystery

Posted October 27, 2009 9:13 a.m. EDT
Updated October 27, 2009 10:42 a.m. EDT

Could I get your help? My knowledge of forest fungi is pretty flimsy. Look at the attached photograph? What is that? Can anyone give us the specific name?

I came across this awesome organism along the Cumberland Knob Trail just off the Blue Ridge Parkway in Alleghany County. The golden mushroom was growing along the creek bed. The color coordination with the fall foliage was perfect.

If anyone can help me with this I would appreciate it.

Thanks for all of the great titles for Monday’s mountain mist photograph. Our judges will declare a winner tomorrow.