There is something mysterious and whimsical about the forest. The dense trees cluster to hide a whole separate world of odd and interesting discoveries you won't find anywhere else. Bored Panda has rounded up photos of the stranges, coolest and curious finds people have documented from their walks in the forest.

From forgotten objects transformed into moss-covered relics to visual wonders created by mother nature herself to logs and trees accessorized by dedicated visitors (or fairies). Scroll down to check out these delightful photographs that might inspire you to go wandering off the beaten path and explore the woods. And don't forget to upvote your favs!

#1

I Found This In My Local Woods

I Found This In My Local Woods

This is a memorial for loyal companions that crossed the Rainbow Bridge. So many good boys and girls. So much unconditional love.

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Kwj
Community Member
1 year ago

Aww this is so heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time.. <3

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One of the reasons your lungs feel refreshed when walking through a pine forest is because of an anti-inflammatory compound called a-Pinene, found in conifers. It is used as a bronchodilator in the treatment of asthma and abundantly present in marijuana.

#2

I Was Out For A Walk In The Woods Today And Almost Stepped On This Beauty

I Was Out For A Walk In The Woods Today And Almost Stepped On This Beauty

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

Awww, sleeping Bambi.

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#3

Found This In The Woods Today

Found This In The Woods Today

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Daria B
Community Member
1 year ago

It's a portal, obviously.

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There is a 2400 year old giant “honey mushroom” in Oregon, covering 2200 acres, slowly killing off the trees in the forest. It is the largest living organism on the planet.

#4

Found This In The Woods While Trail Riding

Found This In The Woods While Trail Riding

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Candyfloss
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1 year ago

Would you scream if an actual bear did come out?😂

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#5

Abandoned Russian House Found In The Woods

Abandoned Russian House Found In The Woods

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Dann999
Community Member
1 year ago

Don't be that chick/dude who died in the first 10 minutes of any horror movie.

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In the Battle of Hurtgen Forest during WW2, the forest was so dense and dark and hard to navigate that the German and Allied medics shared an aid station in the only building either could easily find.

#6

Me And My Girlfriend Were Walking In The Woods The Other Week And Saw A Rainbow Pool For The First Time

Me And My Girlfriend Were Walking In The Woods The Other Week And Saw A Rainbow Pool For The First Time

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

That looks beautiful but it’s concerning seeing as some oil substances generally cause the rainbow effect when it comes into contact the with water.

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#7

Buddy Of Mine Came Across This Dinosaur In The Woods The Other Day

Buddy Of Mine Came Across This Dinosaur In The Woods The Other Day

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Withnail
Community Member
1 year ago

Maybe T-Rexes were so grumpy because they could never scratch their noses when it itched.

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The Redwood Forest in northern California is famous for its towering redwood trees which can grow more than 350 feet tall. This is the height on an average skyscraper. Some redwood trees are so big that miniature forests grow on their upper branches.

#8

Standing In A Huge Pond That Sinks Every Dry Season

Standing In A Huge Pond That Sinks Every Dry Season

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Withnail
Community Member
1 year ago

Whoa, that's trippy! It looks like two photos, one on top of the other.

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#9

This Tree I Found Hiking Looks Like A Forest Monster Watching Over You

This Tree I Found Hiking Looks Like A Forest Monster Watching Over You

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varwenea
Community Member
1 year ago

Every kid's nightmare

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A man called Jadav Payeng single-handedly planted a forest bigger than Central Park to save Majuli Island in Northern India from erosion. The forest is now home to large amounts of stray wildlife.

#10

I Went For A Walk In The Forest And Came Upon This Ponderosa Pine Tree That Had Been Struck By Lightning

I Went For A Walk In The Forest And Came Upon This Ponderosa Pine Tree That Had Been Struck By Lightning

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
1 year ago

Beautiful to see and scary because the fire could spread.

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#11

Found Old Dog Tags In A Metal Pile In Our Woods. Reunited Them With His Wife, Who Lost Her Husband Of 60 Years In 2010

Found Old Dog Tags In A Metal Pile In Our Woods. Reunited Them With His Wife, Who Lost Her Husband Of 60 Years In 2010

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

That was nice of them to return them.

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#12

Stairs To Nowhere In New Hampshire

Stairs To Nowhere In New Hampshire

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Magic567
Community Member
1 year ago

looks like the remains of a castle!

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#13

Found This Sword In Epping Forest, England

Found This Sword In Epping Forest, England

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Daria B
Community Member
1 year ago

You're the one! Use it for the right causes, warrior!

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#14

This Stick I Found Looks Like A Burning Torch, Flame Included!

This Stick I Found Looks Like A Burning Torch, Flame Included!

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Luis Milian
Community Member
1 year ago

did you pass the torch to the next person?

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#15

Found This Mushroom While Hiking In The Woods, There’s Gotta Be A Rabbit Hole Nearby

Found This Mushroom While Hiking In The Woods, There’s Gotta Be A Rabbit Hole Nearby

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Withnail
Community Member
1 year ago

Fun fact: There are certain kinds of mushroom that if eaten only once, is enough to feed a person until the end of their life.

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#16

This Moss Covered Boot Found In The Woods

This Moss Covered Boot Found In The Woods

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Withnail
Community Member
1 year ago

I wanted to say something clever about being green and your carbon footprint, to boot, but I couldn't make it fit, so I'm leaving it here.

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#17

*shhh* It's A Flock Of Wild Toilets Roosting

*shhh* It's A Flock Of Wild Toilets Roosting

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

That’s amazing, never seen animals like that in the wild before.

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#18

I Found A Memorial For A Fallen Tree While Hiking

I Found A Memorial For A Fallen Tree While Hiking

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Lucah Liebenberg
Community Member
1 year ago

Awwww, sweet child

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#19

I Was Driving Through The Back Roads Of Pennsylvania On The Way To A Camping Spot And Found A Mountain Of Ceramic Dishes And Tea Cups In The Middle Of The Woods

I Was Driving Through The Back Roads Of Pennsylvania On The Way To A Camping Spot And Found A Mountain Of Ceramic Dishes And Tea Cups In The Middle Of The Woods

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
1 year ago

I would like to know the back story as to why there is a mountain of dishes. That is a very random road find.

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#20

Abandoned Train Tunnel We Found In The Woods

Abandoned Train Tunnel We Found In The Woods

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Kaisu
Community Member
1 year ago

This is really cool, though I would be too spooked to go in the tunnel with no light

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#21

Moved To Wisconsin. Found This In The Woods

Moved To Wisconsin. Found This In The Woods

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Ani Archeron
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

How the heck did Rory get the Pandorica to America

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#22

Found This Purple Lil Guy Hiking In PA

Found This Purple Lil Guy Hiking In PA

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Luis Milian
Community Member
1 year ago

this is that one purple mushroom in Mario. unless you want to shrink size, don't eat it...lol

Freya the Wanderer
Community Member
1 year ago

Good advice - NEVER even touch a wild mushroom - let alone eat one - unless you know for certain what it is!

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Yael
Community Member
1 year ago

That's a purple webcap! Violet webcap?? They're edible but they don't taste great.

Vic
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Is that Thanos' d... Maybe that's why he's angry with the universe..

Inflatable Lunchbox
Community Member
1 year ago

thanos shroom

Give me a beagle any day...
Community Member
1 year ago

That has GOT to be deadly poisonous.

Carole Reid
Community Member
1 year ago

What's up with PA?

MsM
Community Member
1 year ago

I've lived in PA most of my life, and I still don't know

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Ms.M
Community Member
1 year ago

pretty purple PA psilocybe

Han
Community Member
1 year ago

I found some as a child in the Tasmanian bush that had blue eyes as the cap! Try google Ms.M soooo pretty.

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Evil Little Thing
Community Member
1 year ago

Pretty sure that's an amethyst deceiver (Laccaria amethystina).

glowworm2
Community Member
1 year ago

Whoah! It's so pretty!

Link
Community Member
1 year ago

Woah! Does anyone know what kind of mushroom is this?

Max L.
Community Member
1 year ago

standing by the nature color code, a dangerous kind.

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Hanneke Legerstee
Community Member
1 year ago

Amethyst deceiver i think, if so, they are edible!

Brenda Owens
Community Member
1 year ago

Take pictures, leave only footprints. Good message.

Barbar Stewart
Community Member
1 year ago

Ahhh mother nature, isn't she wonderful.

Pete Kahle
Community Member
1 year ago

That's Trump's little penis

Kelley Eidem
Community Member
1 year ago

Maybe the tree was excited to see you.

Vincent Jay
Community Member
1 year ago

Beautiful color.

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
1 year ago

I have not ever seen a purple mushroom !!!

Shey Scott
Community Member
1 year ago

hmm

moogical dank creature
Community Member
1 year ago

That’s my mushroom cousin!

Bob Beltcher
Community Member
1 year ago

Eat it and let us know how it went.

David Lalujan
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

it taste like grape

David Lalujan
Community Member
1 year ago

awww... its grape flavors

Jody Brown
Community Member
1 year ago

I think it's cortinarius violaceous

Dawnfire
Community Member
1 year ago

All alone in the woods

Jason Lapierre
Community Member
1 year ago

eat it

Mondo Cane
Community Member
1 year ago

Eat it!

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#23

What My Parents Found On Their Hike

What My Parents Found On Their Hike

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Clare McDuff
Community Member
1 year ago

It’s Castle Greyskull!!!

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#24

This Log Accessorized With Pennies I Found While Hiking

This Log Accessorized With Pennies I Found While Hiking

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Captain Awesome
Community Member
1 year ago

Total value $1.25

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#25

Found This Bottle With Moss While Walking In The Woods

Found This Bottle With Moss While Walking In The Woods

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Benjamin Robinson
Community Member
1 year ago

Mossage in a bottle

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#26

So I Was Walking In A Forrest Near My City And Found This

So I Was Walking In A Forrest Near My City And Found This

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Binxyminxem
Community Member
1 year ago

Grandmother willow!

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#27

Sign I Found In The Woods That Depicts A Man Jumping Over Some Scary Looking Hands

Sign I Found In The Woods That Depicts A Man Jumping Over Some Scary Looking Hands

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
1 year ago

Beware of the zombies in the woods

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#28

I Was Out Fossil Hunting In A Wash After A Thunderstorm. I Figured It Had To Uncover A Bit Of Stuff Down In The Streambed. I Found This

I Was Out Fossil Hunting In A Wash After A Thunderstorm. I Figured It Had To Uncover A Bit Of Stuff Down In The Streambed. I Found This

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

Smokin!!

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#29

Found This Fireplace In The Woods While Adventuring

Found This Fireplace In The Woods While Adventuring

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A J
Community Member
1 year ago

You have a cat to go on adventures with you? That's so cool

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#30

Came Across An Overgrown Cemetery In The Woods

Came Across An Overgrown Cemetery In The Woods

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

Sadly it seems like they have been forgotten.

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#31

My Brother Found This (Missile?) In The Woods In Tennessee

My Brother Found This (Missile?) In The Woods In Tennessee

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Ani Archeron
Community Member
1 year ago

Intelligent brain: Back away slowly Monkey brain: Poke it. PoKe It.

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#32

Found This Phone Booth In The Middle Of The Woods

Found This Phone Booth In The Middle Of The Woods

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Dave van Es
Community Member
1 year ago

Have you tried dialing 62442? Maybe it's an unused entrance to the ministry of magic

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#33

Found 43 Bucks In A Pair Of Jeans In The Woods

Found 43 Bucks In A Pair Of Jeans In The Woods

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varwenea
Community Member
1 year ago

Score! Hope the jeans aren't from a dead guy though. Bad juju.

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#34

Hiking Through The Woods On A Hot Day, Came Across This Oasis

Hiking Through The Woods On A Hot Day, Came Across This Oasis

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varwenea
Community Member
1 year ago

But do you have the right change?

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#35

Found This Bicycle In The Woods. Someone Had Big Plans?

Found This Bicycle In The Woods. Someone Had Big Plans?

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Daria B
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow! This one is creating a whole story in my head.

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#36

I Found A Dead Robot In The Woods Behind My House

I Found A Dead Robot In The Woods Behind My House

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varwenea
Community Member
1 year ago

The beginnings of Terminator

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#37

Found An Old Helicopter In The Woods

Found An Old Helicopter In The Woods

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Bobert Robertson
Community Member
1 year ago

Just needs an oil change and she’s good

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#38

I Found An Old Crematorium In The Woods Of An Uninhabited Island

I Found An Old Crematorium In The Woods Of An Uninhabited Island

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Alusair Alustriel
Community Member
1 year ago

Gingerbread house got all eaten up.

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#39

My Dog Found A Large Pile Of Carrots In The Woods

My Dog Found A Large Pile Of Carrots In The Woods

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varwenea
Community Member
1 year ago

You found Bugs Bunny's secret stash.

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#40

Friend Found This While Hiking The Connecticut Wilderness

Friend Found This While Hiking The Connecticut Wilderness

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Captain Awesome
Community Member
1 year ago

Best place to leave a Jeep...

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