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I have seen a lot of small fairy rings & had a few in my hard but never anything this large. For those of you who might not be familiar with fairy rings, here is a little info:

“A fairy ring, also known as fairy circle, elf circle, elf ring or pixie ring, is a naturally occurring ring or arc of mushrooms. They are found mainly in forested areas, but also appear in grasslands or rangelands. Fairy rings are detectable by sporocarps (fungal spore pods) in rings or arcs, as well as by a necrotic zone (dead grass), or a ring of dark green grass. Fungus mycelium is present in the ring or arc underneath. 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.

Fairy rings are the subject of much folklore and myth worldwide—particularly in Western Europe. They are often seen as hazardous or dangerous places, and linked with witches or the Devil in folklore. Conversely, they can sometimes be linked with good fortune. “


Now you probably know more about fairy rings then you ever wanted!! LOL

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I have seen a lot of small fairy rings & had a few in my hard but never anything this large. For those of you who might not be familiar with fairy rings, here is a little info:

“A fairy ring, also known as fairy circle, elf circle, elf ring or pixie ring, is a naturally occurring ring or arc of mushrooms. They are found mainly in forested areas, but also appear in grasslands or rangelands. Fairy rings are detectable by sporocarps (fungal spore pods) in rings or arcs, as well as by a necrotic zone (dead grass), or a ring of dark green grass. Fungus mycelium is present in the ring or arc underneath. 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.

Fairy rings are the subject of much folklore and myth worldwide—particularly in Western Europe. They are often seen as hazardous or dangerous places, and linked with witches or the Devil in folklore. Conversely, they can sometimes be linked with good fortune. “


Now you probably know more about fairy rings then you ever wanted!! LOL

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That's a nice one. I've seen one in my yard one time and it wasn't nearly as nice looking.
 

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That's a nice one. I've seen one in my yard one time and it wasn't nearly as nice looking.
I've never seen 1 where the dark circle of grass was so obvious. I usually go past it twice a week & will take more pics to show any changes.
 
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Drove past the ring today. 07/20. & it looks like the ‘shrooms are on the down side. I’ll be going by Friday & will get additional pics. At least it hasn’t been mowed over yet.

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