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Fairy Circles

Discussion in 'Nature' started by greyelm, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. greyelm

    greyelm SC Top Veteran

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    Oct 1, 2011
    London, England
    I came across a meadow today with lots of fairy circles, here's a couple of shots.

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    X100fairycircle1.

    X100fairycircle2.
     
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  2. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Cute :) I think I like the colour best, you can see the circles a bit better :)
     
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  3. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Allrighty... Youse invented the crop circles and I've read a million words about it...
    So now it's something else.....
    Please explain before I take off on another years research....
    Thanks, nice photos by the way...
    Dazed & confused...Don
     
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  4. greyelm

    greyelm SC Top Veteran

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    Oct 1, 2011
    London, England
    I agree, it was difficult to get the circles to stand out. The circles were quite wide so I couldn't get any closer and still see the whole circle. Some of the toadstools were breakfast plate size e.g.

    X100toadstools.
     
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  5. greyelm

    greyelm SC Top Veteran

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    Oct 1, 2011
    London, England
    In Europe these rings of fungi are associated with fairies etc and are embedded in folklore.

    See : Fairy ring - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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  6. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    That's great, thanks for explaining.
    Gotta show these to my grand daughter.
    She still thinks I'm magic.

    I assume these are not for eating.
     
  7. greyelm

    greyelm SC Top Veteran

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    Oct 1, 2011
    London, England
    I doubt that these are edible, only experts should collect mushrooms from the wild, there are so many deadly irreversibly poisonous ones around that look edible. Scary :eek:
     
  8. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Absolutely, very dangerous but stunningly beautiful.
    You did a great job with the camera.
     
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  9. greyelm

    greyelm SC Top Veteran

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    Oct 1, 2011
    London, England
    The fairies are still out and about. Here's a circle from today.

    X100fairycircle3.
     
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  10. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    These are very relaxing photos.
    Thanks ....
     
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  11. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Beautiful light falling on this last fairy circle, Malcolm! Now that I know what these mushrooms portend, I'll be better prepared!:wink:
     
  12. greyelm

    greyelm SC Top Veteran

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    Oct 1, 2011
    London, England
    It's been a great day for fungi today.

    X100toadstoolspots.

    X100toadstoolwhite.
     
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  13. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    I see those fairies have been nibbling.:wink: Lovely shots!