In English folklore, mushroom rings were known as fairy or pixie rings. These were caused by the wee folks dancing in a circle. As they wore down the grass, they left a circular pattern of basidia (a type of mushroom) behind.
Fairy Ring, we have these in the yard at the other house. Grows where a tree burned many years ago.
This explains a bit of why mushrooms remind me of fairies :)
Inside A Fairy Ring Photograph - Inside A Fairy Ring Fine Art Print
Fairy rings in European folklore as the location of gateways into elfin kingdoms. A fairy ring appears when a fairy, pixie, or elf appears. It will disappear without trace in less than five days. And if you step inside it you’ll end up in the world of fairies, where you will dance and feast and drink and party with the faes for what it feels like a few hours to you, but in your world it has been decades.
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. Fairy rings 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…
A fairy ring, also known as fairy circle, elf circle, elf ring or pixie ring, is a naturally occurring ring or arc of mushrooms, in his case Marasmius oreades. The body of this fungus, its mycelium, is underground. It grows outward in a circle. As it grows, the mycelium uses up all of the nutrients in the soil, starving the grass. This is the reason a fairy ring has dead grass over the growing edge of the mycelium. Umbrella-shaped fruiting bodies, called mushrooms, spring up from just behind…