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A Fairy Ring with Mushrooms by ienemien

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Location: Appelscha Forest
Provence Friesland, The Netherlands,
October 15, 2012
Canon Powershot SX220
Mushroom: Amanita Muscaria

“A Fairy Ring with Mushrooms” was featured in The Woman Photographer, October 16, 2012
“A Fairy Ring with Mushrooms” was featured in Fungilicious, October 19, 2012
“A Fairy Ring with Mushrooms” was featured in European Everyday Life, October 19, 2012
“A Fairy Ring with Mushrooms” was featured in HIGH QUALITY IMAGES, November 5, 2012

Growing in a Circle and sometimes with some Big One in the middle is called a 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 (dead grass), or a ring of dark green grass. If these manifestations are visible a fairy fungus mycelium is likely to be present in the ring or arc underneath.

Fairy rings also 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 without trace in less than five days, but if an observer waits for the elf to return to the ring, he or she may be able to capture it. (Wikipedia)

Hi , my name is Ien, I like art and I am creative on so many ways. I make paintings for more than 10 years, use my fantasy and paint realistic.

Walking in Forest and Nature Area, give me inspiration to Paint. I also like it to make photos about the little things I see in Nature.

I love Nature and go for long walks with my doggy Cathy. Making macro photos of flowers and Butterflies is my passion.

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  • ienemien
    ienemienabout 2 years ago

  • alaskaman53
    alaskaman53about 2 years ago

    Zoveel vliegenzwammen heb ik nog niet bijeen zien staan, leuk maar een fairyring is met een ander soort paddestoelen en is een echte ring.Niet in gaan staan.LOL.

  • Dank je wel Rich. Dit is wel heel mooi he, had ik ook noiit eerder zo gezien hoor .

    Dit is maar een klein stukje van de ring en zitten ook losse tussen. Kreeg niet alles op 1 foto helaas. Volgens wikipedia zijn er wel 60 soorten die in een Fairy ring kunnen groeien, de amarita stond er ook tussen, zie link , kijk onderaan bij Species involved.

    Groetjes Ientje xxx

    – ienemien

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush

    BEAUTIFUL work,

  • Thanks so much

    – ienemien

  • debsphotos
  • Ohhh Happy this is GREAT! Thanks for the Feature in your Group!

    – ienemien

  • Jess Meacham
    Jess Meachamabout 2 years ago

    Very cool!!!

  • Thanks so much Jess

    – ienemien

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 2 years ago

  • Thanks Ray

    – ienemien

  • Maisie Sinclair
    Maisie Sinclairabout 2 years ago

    This is great!

  • Thanks Maisie for your comment

    – ienemien

  • Mary Campbell
    Mary Campbellabout 2 years ago

    This is the second mushroom paradise I’ve seen today.. wonderland for sure..

  • Thanks Mary

    – ienemien

  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...about 2 years ago

    Living in an area that this species is NOT found…I’m just rolling in envy right now. What a gorgeous find!
    The information you gave is great too………often rings are formed when the ‘mother’ mushroom sends out it’s spore and mycelium…creating a ring around it.

  • Thanks Carla… this Season is really Super… Never seen so many Amanita Muscaria as this year. I dont know why, ist it because of a dry summer or maybee not so many rain this Autumn??? . I also found another Great place with a lot of thise nice Red/White spotted Musroom. You will see my new photo soon. :-) Bye ien

    – ienemien

  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...about 2 years ago

    You’ve been featured in the
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  • Thanks so much for this feature… Bye ien

    – ienemien

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