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Ring of mushrooms in my backyard

Ring of mushrooms in my backyard

Nihhrt

The fairies have chosen your firepit as their new home. Sorry for your loss.


poohfan

I was going to say it was a fairy ring as well!! My grandmother would get one every spring in her yard. She'd have us put out old Barbie furniture & things for the fairies to "have a place to rest". We'd also put out crackers, bread, or cookies, so the fairies could eat. I remember one time we had set everything up & went back in the house. We had to, otherwise the fairies wouldn't come to the ring. My younger sister snuck out to try & sneak up on the fairies, & started crying, because the birds & a squirrel were eating the food. She was convinced they had eaten the fairies as well, & wouldn't help set up the fairy rings ever again.


DeltaFlame01

Is it wrong that I laughed at this


poohfan

Nope. It's kind of a family joke at this point. I actually screenshot the picture to my sister saying "Not the fairies!! Not the fairies!!" She called me a not so nice name. 😁


hanerd825

The best part of siblings. Perpetually trolling one another in a wholesome teasing way while fully knowing you’re going to get called a mean name.


[deleted]

We have VERY different siblings.


RadialSpline

Not really, I laugh about how long I was convinced that my cat had killed the Easter Bunny by leaving a dead rabbit on the porch on Easter Sunday morning when I was in pre-school.


hanerd825

Your cat knew what it was doing.


DeltaFlame01

That’s perfect


ripplerider

Your cat is/was awesome. And I say that as someone that isn’t massively into cats.


RadialSpline

Was, KAOS crossed the rainbow bridge in the timeframe between operations Desert Storm and Gothic Serpent (the official name for the operation that the movie Black Hawk Down was based on.)


granadesnhorseshoes

[Fairy Rings](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairy_ring) for reference.


Lurchie_

"hazardous or dangerous" pfft. If I ever had a fairy ring, I'd consider it good luck! I am also owned by a pair of black cats, so there's that.


shartbike321

Witch!!! Burn her!!!


Lurchie_

Careful . . .I'll turn you into a newt.


LordAceldama

You'll "newt-er" 'em, as it were. 🤣 Thank you, i'm here all week.


Wild4fire

In Dutch they're called heksenkringen, "Witches' Rings". The reference to witches makes them sound more ominous. :)


chris463646

Thank you I had no frickin clue what these guys were talkin about


Zach20032000

Last Time I saw these I was walking past a cemetery with my friends. I told them that this is where the death fairies live


oberon

All of My subjects are death faeries.


Zach20032000

Don't you have other jobs for them? Like who cleans the kitchen?


oberon

Me: Immortal fae nobility. You: Filthy mortal who should be careful how he addresses Me. The kitchen: It's a magical mystical faerie kitchen, it literally cannot get dirty. (Sorry for being rude, it's not personal it's just a dumb joke I did because I don't want to actually think of an in character answer.)


Zach20032000

Sorry your highness, I'm not too good with immortal nobility standards. Last time I talked to a dragon I got chased out of his den because I asked him to give me some fire so I can light up my blunt (And no problem, I'm not taking it personal :D)


oberon

♥️


Wayelder

yup, you got a fairy infestation. You can trap'm or poison'em.


JusticeRain5

Set it alight, see what fried Tinkerbell tastes like


longboardingerrday

Get your dramen staff


badmancatcher

They should probably do the Elite Lumbridge tasks, a lot more convenient.


LycusShadow

Went looking for osrs, wasnt disappointed :)


bluelepotato

Where varok?


Xilona

Lol I came here looking for the RS comment.


[deleted]

Get that lunar upgrade ;)


Shpooodingtime

If playing years of Zelda has taught me anything it's that you need to dig in the center of that


Suic00n3

Find the nearby rock and place it on top of the empty space


MrBuckstar

Yahaha!


CarlosFer2201

Was thinking he should play Zelda's Lullaby


courtjester27

That’s the fae’s firepit now


OozeNAahz

Looks like cold iron. Not sure the fae would want/use that.


oberon

We've had ways to deal with iron for at *least* fifteen hundred years.


theremaebedragons7

Username checks out


oberon

Thank you! I feel like I sort of bashed the joke over the head a little bit in this post...


barbecue_invader

Probably why they built the ring. It's a safety barrier.


peekaboooobakeep

Get a few close ups, and they'll love you at r/mushroomporn


marbel29

Lol, love the variety of subreddits there are


Lukester__

If it looks appealing, there is probably a r/ blahblah *porn* for it


tehmlem

Fungus is good for your soil! They're the little engineers that help condition the soil and break down nutrients. When they form in a ring like this, it's because the fungal network began growing somewhere near the center and is fruiting near the edges. Fungus is neat!


PossibleLog

It also makes the ground softer to walk on, it feels really nice imo


thisothernameth

The thought of walking into a fairy ring makes my skin prickle. TIL deep down I'm really superstitious.


PartisanGerm

It's probably just the spores. Maybe better if it's a superstition...


oberon

No, you're right to steer clear. The faerie circle is a sign that we have claimed the ground inside the circle, and until the circle dies away any mortal who trespasses is fair game. You don't even have to accept food or a gift if you've entered a circle uninvited. And if you get nine years bad luck, or lose your firstborn, or get genital warts or whatever, don't try appealing to Me. You should have stayed off My fucking lawn.


vidanyabella

I can't believe I'm going to say this. User name checks out.


jjj123smith

If it’s good for the soil why does it leave a ring in our grass that never grows back? It’s been years for us and we just have a ring of dirt incapable of growing anything


Alaeriia

The mycelium absorbs the nutrients. That's actually one big organism right there; the mushrooms are just its fruit.


A_Doormat

Not all fungus that causes fairy rings are beneficial to soil. The fungus needs to eat too, and sometimes it strips the soil of nutrients, so the plants above also "starve" and die. Sounds like you unfortunately have/had the bad fungus instead of the good fungus.


thisothernameth

That's interesting! Is that any kind of field fungus? I have a few hats growing in my zucchini bed and am not sure if the zucchini likes them or not. Any advice is highly appreciated.


tehmlem

There are pathogenic plant fungi but they generally live on or in the plant and send their fruits up directly from it (or form powdery coatings as plant mildews do). If you're just seeing regular old mushrooms in your garden and the plants aren't dead, that's a sign the soil is healthy and living. Edit: Unless your plants require fast draining soil, in which case it's a sign there's too much moisture.


thisothernameth

Thank you very much for your explanation! This really helps and I'll check the drainage just to be sure.


KyleRightHand

Any reason it makes a perfect circle? Because nature likes math? Or is math, I should say.


oberon

So, the organism at work here is not *just* the mushrooms you see. It's an underground network of mycelium, and the mushrooms are bits that it occasionally sprouts. It starts as a little baby fungus and grows out more or less equally in all directions. Eventually conditions are right and the entire outer edge of the fungus starts sending up mushrooms. Because it grew out from a center point, the mushrooms end up in a circle.


high6ix

Old tree roots


BasenjiFart

TIL!


Grateful_Undead_69

I'd imagine the ash/debris from the fire pit is good for growth as well no?


FITGuard

It's my understanding that's a single mycelium and it grows outward and under the certain condition it will begin to fruit mushrooms. So that is a single organism.


lachlan1005

*places rock* “YAHAHA! YOU FOUND ME”


MalacheDeuxlicious

Fairy Ring! 🧚‍♂️


croninsiglos

Encircled where you perform witchcraft


Z-Doctor-E

That’s what I was thinking..ritualistic sacrifices to their god “Mario.”


FindTheRemnant

Mark the extent of the circle. If it comes back again, see if it's getting bigger.


Spore_monger

Chairs around fire pit maybe?


FistOfChillaxus

It's a faerie circle! Turns out they just do that sometimes


Dabbarillo

Your bbq is trying to teleport


punkty3

Fairy ring code: b b q


Fyre-Rose

Thats great lol


future_jalapeno

What you missed was the earlier Great Mushroom funeral pyre.


MadameRoyale7

superstitious people be like “good luck bruh”


klvc

Fairy ring. Tis good luck they bring, bygosh 'n bygorin. Just nah dance inside naked by the light of the full moon. Very bad.


sharpe_af

Shroomhenge


TheCanabalisticBambi

Try inputting D-K-R in the middle of that ring and see what it does.


RandiRain3

Thats a fae circle be careful


oberon

Nah it's fine. Just go in there and do whatever you want. Be sure to accept any food or drink you're offered while you're there, that never causes problems.


SimplyStormie

Don’t step inside


CronosUmbra

this is exactly where the dog drags its butt to clean itself.


SkRThatOneDude

r/Yahaha_IRL


BrooklynBookworm

Beware fairy abductions! They will work for pizza, though.


oberon

It is true. In fact the majority of pizza delivery drivers are actually My subjects. Please tip them well. ...or else


Skatesoff

We’ll definitely if it’s from the Za-lord!


Rebbit3302

anyone who calls that something besides a fairy circle is wrong


mcamarra

Went on a mushroom foraging trip in Spain. There, they call this the witch’s circle.


madmartigan7

Septic tank.... Diy mushroom fertilizer!


MajorFreitag

That fire pit is theirs now


ViiK1ng

I don't know if it's just my family or if other people do it too but we call those fairy dances or witch rings, and when you think about it, that's just your lawn having ringworm


Satansflamingfarts

In old Celtic culture a faerie circle is created by dancing faeries and your not supposed to step inside one. Faeries is a word derived from the gaelic “fear shidhe,” which means “man of the shee.” Faeries are considered to be evil and mischievous creatures unlike the fairy more commonly portrayed in modern popular culture. Faeries are supernatural spirits that know easy ways to steal. Faeries steal children and keep them as slaves or pets.


ViiK1ng

That's neat, in Nordic stories at least as far as I've heard they are more neutral forest spirits.


Satansflamingfarts

I could see those old myths coming over with Nordic people and the locals just giving it a more suspicious back story. There is a lot of crossover in culture and language. I used to date a Swedish girl and was surprised at all the similarities. If I said something like "that's a braw broon coo" she knew exactly what I was saying.


ViiK1ng

I'm Swedish and it could be because I don't know the pronunciation of those words but I have no idea what that means


Satansflamingfarts

Bra brun ko. In Scots it's basically the same pronunciation.


ViiK1ng

OoOh, now I wonder why you would ever have to say that very specific sentence?


oberon

These lies about Me and My subjects have been spread by the enemies of the Fae, and I will not stand by and hear them repeated! Retract your accusations, mortal, or I will turn your toenails into biting midges and your eyelids into snails. Your feet will always be cold and every chair you sit on will feel like a spike of heated iron. Also probably genital warts.


Alaeriia

The fae have claimed your firepit. My condolences for your loss.


xHangfirex

it's called a fairy ring https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairy\_ring


tuvokthehelpful

In Sweden (and probably other places) it's called a Hex ring


Helix1322

Reminds me on Wandavision her field is call the Hex


Dragongala

That's a fairy circle, You're going to have give them offerings or they'll steal you blind


[deleted]

It's because people have been repeatedly sitting in a ring around the fire pit killing the grass beneath them. And that's basically what mycelium eats. Dead plant material among other stuff depending of fungi species


AtticusBoii

Your safe from the goblins now


NEON_rayne

[Fairy Circle](https://youtu.be/Zty6mTeyKQk)!!


pandanomnom

I read before it’s something to do with how spores were dispersed uniformly from a previous mushroom in the area.


robotzor

What's the best way to keep grass from growing into landscaping rocks


randomstranger76

Constant maintenance


bread9411

Mushrooms around a campfire... Ohhh, the memories


Existentialvacancy

Lucky you!


trippinbillie333

To think you’d be likely burned at the stake for this a few hundred years ago


ofnkrtffl

The mycelium resistance 2: electric boogaloo


ArachWitch

It's a portal to the Fae wilds!!


SHRIMP-DADDY

Check if it is *Calocybe gambosa*. Where I live they grow this time of year in rings just like this. They are a tasty little treat!


penguinchem13

That fire pit is cursed


caprout

Rond de mousserons


FastINventar

Sorry to say, your garden i full of body parts


Code36895

There might be a well underneath it. In the well might be a bag with a rock and a strange hand out of threads.


jacks1078

Hmmm


Cocotte3333

That's a faery circle


zdash80

Time to list and sell the house before the summoning ritual is complete 🤔😱


gonzagylot00

Oh. That's a cool Faerie Ring. You should probably sit in there and meditate or do yoga or whatever for a bit. If you're unhappy then follow whoever appears to you.


Kamau54

That's how it starts. Frogs have been using your yard for their late night cult meetings. Run now, while there's still time!


fa146352

were u gifted a Korok Seed ?


GrodanGnaskar2

Pee in it


autotech1011

E.T. parked his ride in your yard for a minute to go get some Reeses Peices.


DankDunkage

Thats where people fart while sitting around the fire


Ck1ngK1LLER

Fill in a pond?


wadimek11

Spiderwick Chronicles anyone?


1313rem

You could take that out with a bottle of immunox if you need a solution


lehombrejoker

Dance in it all you want untill it's complete.


singingliftingtrying

Oh god don’t fall asleep inside of that or you’re not coming back


JoakimSpinglefarb

That was a good sized tree


Bigjunsk8r

Well if you have your Dramen staff, that’s a quick teleport to Zanaris!


dreamrock

I remember fairy rings from a book I read as a kid called "Summer of the Monkeys".


SeriousMannequin

[Don’t forget to save. ](https://youtu.be/pYpN8Uii6ng)


The_Legend_of_Xeno

Thanks for this. Had to scroll down way too far. Feeling old now.


karmakiller666

Chevron 7 has locked in place


RumoCrytuf

Whatever you do, do NOT step in it.


victrollonaterism

How much for an ounce?


Homo_gone_wild

There's a korok seed there


Spooky-jimbo1432

A gnome’s ritual ground


BeauteousGluteus

You better leave some bread and cream out...


donotgogenlty

You must be a real fun-gi


p-gast

if Zelda has taught me anything start digging in the middle


legquint561

Someone's trying to start a cult in your backyard. Time to move halfway across the world now.


LeekyOverHere

You have to dig yo. I guarantee there's treasure or immeasurable power


philbart_

There’s a Korok under that fire pit.


alienoverl0rd

Ah I recognize this clue location. You need to go 4 paces north, 6 west, 3 south and then dig. Beware the zammy wizard though.


NeptunesCurse

They know....


SchrodingersHipster

The Gentry are inviting you to a barbecue. Decline, but do so extremely politely.


HMBreest2

Anyone check for a body? Fungus likes to grow around decomposing corpses 🤓😅


akayataya

It’s a portal. Be careful.


EthantheWizard2020

the frogs have chosen your fire pit out of millions, you should be thankful


s0ciety_a5under

There was a tree at the center of that ring at one point. The leftover root structure is what the fungus is feeding off of.


whitepupper

Tell me if the fairies are wearing boots or not.


MyNameIsBadSorry

Theres a Korak seed in there


[deleted]

Def a Korok there.


Jolly_Collection4670

Nice fairy ring.


Stardustchaser

Don’t fuck with a fairy circle. Thank me later.


Legrassian

There'll be a chest you can dig with a spade. But only of you're Chicken Chaser.


Valianttheywere

Fungi have come up from a cave ten feet down through the cracks at the edge of the subsidence slump.


PM-ME-RED-HAIR

Death caps. If the name isn't obvious enough, they're poisonous so don't eat


CoolnessEludesMe

IIRC, that's the outside edge of a pretty good sized fungus you got there. Congratulations.


Tennoz

Ah, RuneScape


Moloshe

for anyone wondering: "fairy rings" like this can be caused by the root systems of dead trees decaying over time. they start in the center, and as their food source is consumed they grow outwards radially, with ones in the center withering away as they run out of nutrients. personally, i think the cultural phenomenon is just as interesting as the scientific explanation though ;)


Educational-Tie00

I thought it was because the spores of the original toadstool dropped in a circle around itself and made new toadstools


Moloshe

i think that would depend on the species, and you are correct that the spores don't generally get very far, but as other comments detail, the mushrooms are just the fruiting body, or the flower of the organism. there is a network of mycelium and sometimes a core underground which make up the majority of the biomass. you could imagine the whole thing as sort of a cone sprouting from an underground lump called the truffle.


Mollinda

Don’t go in it. Just... don’t.


Educational-Tie00

Why not? I can never find anything online about the supernatural aspect of fairy rings.


Mollinda

Faerie rings can be many things - a sacred space, a gathering place, a portal/doorway... General rule of thumb with the fae is to leave well alone.


SkullyPoet24

Is there something buried under the ground there?


SafecrackinSammmy

Drip line from an old tree...


Underlord_Fox

That’s how those mushrooms grow. The actual organism is a network of mycelium (root like structures) under the soil. The mushrooms are the fruiting body of the mycelium. To expand the mycelium, they grow up at the edge of the circle and drop spores further out.


ChronicRhyno

Or the outline of the septic tank. Being a realist can be a bummer.


iactuallydontknow420

Stepped in one of those rings before. The last 6 years have been hell. Bless your soul


oberon

I didn't approve this installation! Someone's head is going to roll.