In English folklore, mushroom rings were known as fairy or pixie rings. These were caused by the wee folks dancing in a circle. As they wore down the grass, they left a circular pattern of basidia (a type of mushroom) behind.

These guys are popping up all over the place at the moment! A fairy ring also known as fairy circle, elf circle, elf ring or pixie ring, is a naturally occurring ring or arc of mushrooms/toadstools

The Fairy Ring poem- must be why I wake up at 3AM for no reason...time to watch them fly

The Fairy Ring poem; will probably print out, age the paper with brewed tea, paste to a board then shellac,and attach to a stake to be placed in the fairy garden.

Fairy ring. A fairy ring, also known as fairy circle, elf circle, elf ring or pixie ring, is a naturally occurring ring or arc of mushrooms. The rings may grow to over 10 metres (33 ft) in diameter, and they become stable over time as the fungus grows and seeks food underground. They are found mainly in forested areas, but also appear in grasslands or rangelands. Fairy rings are detectable by sporocarps in rings or arcs, as well as by a necrotic zone, or a ring of dark green grass.

Fairy Circle -- A fairy ring, also known as fairy circle, elf circle, elf or pixie ring, is a naturally occurring ring or arc of mushrooms.

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“ Fairy rings occupy a prominent place in European folklore as the location of gateways into elfin kingdoms, or places where elves gather and dance. According to the folklore, a fairy ring appears.

Fairy ring.

What to do about fairy rings and lawn mushrooms

Fairy rings occupy a prominent place in European folklore as the location of gateways into elfin kingdoms, or places where elves gather and dance. According to the folklore, a fairy ring appears when a fairy, pixie, or elf appears. It will disappear witho

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What causes Fairy Rings, from an antique cigarette trading card.

This explains a bit of why mushrooms remind me of fairies :)

transylmania: “ A fairy ring, also known as fairy circle, elf circle or elf ring ”

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for a second it reminded me of an Enid Blyton book i read as a child. then it was ruined for me

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