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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Stimpy
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like an Andy Goldsworthy sculpture

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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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varwenea
Community Member
1 year ago

Home of the tree gnomes

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#5

Abandoned Russian House Found In The Woods

Abandoned Russian House Found In The Woods

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

Ooooh creepy.

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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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Stimpy
Community Member
1 year ago

So cool

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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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Luis Milian
Community Member
1 year ago

looks like two different photos merging together.

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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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Captain Awesome
Community Member
1 year ago

Not watching, planning dinner

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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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Captain Awesome
Community Member
1 year ago

Marshmallow time!

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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
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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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Daria B
Community Member
1 year ago

It's a magic staff used to cast fire element spells.

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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.

Kaisu
Community Member
1 year ago

All fungi are edible. Some fungi are edible only once. (Terry Pratchett)

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Tiffany Marie
Community Member
1 year ago

How do I know which ones get me high? But doesn't kill me?

Daria B
Community Member
1 year ago

And which ones will make you grow twice your size.

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glowworm2
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like these mushrooms are stuck living in the 60's

My O My
Community Member
1 year ago

😂😂😂

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Captain Awesome
Community Member
1 year ago

Only if u eat it

Sasha Taylor
Community Member
1 year ago

Most gorgeous mushrooms i have ever seen!

BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

IDK Go ask Alice.

Caren Johnson
Community Member
1 year ago

Who are you??? Get it?

Dawnfire
Community Member
1 year ago

The colors are pretty

Tawfiq H
Community Member
1 year ago

*insert mario theme song*

Karolína T.
Community Member
1 year ago

Aaah, they are waxcaps (Hygrocybe)...

Evil Little Thing
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks kinda like a really amazing flame shield (Pluteus aurantiorugosus).

Susan Gardner
Community Member
1 year ago

Beautiful

Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

Must have been what Lewis Carrol was taking when he wrote Alice in wonderland.

Charlotte Brine
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes darling I do believe that is what the rabbit hole reference was talking about...

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c Fuller
Community Member
1 year ago

"One pill makes you larger Another makes you small, And the pills your mother gives you, don't do anything at all"

Tracy Wolfe
Community Member
1 year ago

You are already in the rabbits hole...🤔

moeless
Community Member
1 year ago

Trippy.

Sally Hudd
Community Member
1 year ago

That’s true. You die after eating the mushroom, so it does keep you fed to the end of your life

Abbella DiNoto
Community Member
1 year ago

Nope .... that’s proof that fairies abound near!

Colin Leamon
Community Member
1 year ago

And you'll see pink elephants too if you eat it

Sara Nicole
Community Member
1 year ago

is a magic one ?

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
1 year ago

When out in nature, I always look for unusual mushrooms, I have a few photos !!!

Shey Scott
Community Member
1 year ago

hmmm

Brenda Owens
Community Member
1 year ago

If you don't know what is edible and what is not, leave it be.

Ava Ford
Community Member
1 year ago

Nobody realize that was the death cap mushroom that feeds you for life because it's extremely poisonous and can kill you in 30 minutes! Yes it feeds you for life

Red
Community Member
1 year ago

yeah that's what they meant

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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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Stephen Samuel
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1 year ago

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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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Cat on a bike
Community Member
1 year ago

people are weird

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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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Hollie Eastley
Community Member
1 year ago

Aww, that's so sweet!

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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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Captain Awesome
Community Member
1 year ago

It's a local stockpile for Greek weddings!

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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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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

That looks interesting, what is it?

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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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Link
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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#23

What My Parents Found On Their Hike

What My Parents Found On Their Hike

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

Spooky.

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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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Pit bull Lover
Community Member
1 year ago

I found one of these too

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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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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

Wassuuuuuuup.

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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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auntyj
Community Member
1 year ago

House has long since burned down & been swallowed by the forest.

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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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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

Better hope it is deactivated or decommissioned.

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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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Hello it Smee
Community Member
1 year ago

I would drag that home with me and fix it up. That is really neat.

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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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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

Score lol.

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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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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

That’s random.

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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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Eric Mac Fadden
Community Member
1 year ago

Pizza! Pizza! Pizza!

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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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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

That’s a winter stockpile for the notorious wererabbit.

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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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