Golden Spindles

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Golden Spindles Fungi Poking Through the Soil

Another out-of-this-world mushroom species that is popping up around the Visitor Center is Golden Spindles (Clavulinopsis fusiformis). Small, vibrant fingers of yellow poke through the soil in clusters throughout North America, Asia, and Europe. These fascinating fungi prefer high-quality grassland and woodland habitat, which means they can serve as bioindicators of a healthy ecosystem. Golden Spindles can be seen July to November and are considered inedible due to their small size and bitter taste. 

Photo by Laura Berry