fairy ring

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a ring of fungi marking the periphery of the perennial underground growth of the mycelium

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Quite a lot: in some parts of Europe, superstition held that the passing mortal who stepped inside a fairy ring would be punished with the loss of an eye, or be struck blind in both.
The ring of infection spreads out over many years to form the typical fairy ring.
Almost 40 years later, it still gives me a thrill of astonished wonder that a wild animal would, for a few moments, invite me through the fairy ring into his world, just for fun.
A memorable asterism, dubbed the Fairy Ring by Utah amateur Kim Hyatt, lies just 1.
Joseph Gemborys; third place, "Muckross Fairy Ring," Cheryl Parabicoli and honorable mention, "Thanksgiving Day," Victor Dupuis.
Although small, those little Fairy Ring Mushrooms (Marasmius oreades) have an incredibly tough stem--almost too tough to tear.
Remedy: By bringing up the color in the rest of your lawn with a nitrogen fertilizer, you can mask much of the overgreening of the fairy ring (Photo 1).
He identified the alkaloid defence substances of the lady bug, metabolites of the fairy ring mushrooms, and a number of diterpenoids with unique structural features from bird's nest fungi.
Other events included a pie baking contest and carnival games such as sling shot range, fairy ring toss and tossing a spear into a hay bale.
In Fairy Ring, an epistolary novel set in 1895 Nova Scotia, Clara Weiss, the beleaguered wife of botanist Edmond, suffers from a malaise necessitating a "sleep cure," while the man who pines for her, Captain Ian Ryder, languishes amid frozen waters, trapped and abandoned by his crew during an abortive journey to the North Pole.
Examples include the field mushrooms, the inky caps (so-called because they turn into a black, inky-like substance when they decompose), oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus, so-called because they taste remarkably similar to cooked oysters), fairy ring mushrooms (Marasmius oreades, which always grow in circles), chanterelles, boletes (especially the giant bolete, Boletus edulis, which tastes like eggplant when cooked), puffballs, morels and chicken of the woods (Laetiporus sulphureus, which really does taste like chicken).
Yet this classification also includes the commercial mushroom Agaricus bisporus, as well as its wild relative, Agaricus campestris the oyster mushroom, Pleurotus ostreatus, and the fairy ring mushroom.
The package includes a breakfast delivered to the door each morning so the couple can enjoy breakfast in bed, two 60-minute massages in a fairy ring of mature redwoods, a self-guided wine tasting tour, and a gourmet picnic for two.
A KNOWN as a fairy ring, it is a symptom of fungus growing in the soil and will eventually kill off your grass.
The pixies, gnomes and fairies have come to play in Pixies Dell, Their dancing in a fairy ring, so happy and so gay, They'll dance until the break of dawn, then softly fade away, You'll know that you have seen them, as you waken from your sleep, For you have got a special dream, that's yours alone to keep, For now you've seen the fairies, the pixies, gnomes as well, Just listen very hard at night, you'll hear the tinkling bell.