[–] KobeBurger 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

In Canada, a fairy ring is what the BC government suggests people use to avoid spreading COVID, also called a glory hall.

[–] StankMouth 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

What’s the mechanics behind this pattern? Really interesting.

[–] puggy [S] 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Mystery behind mushroom rings

When a mushroom spore lands in a suitable location, the underground hyphae (fungus roots) grow out evenly in all directions.

As the fungus grows and ages, the oldest parts in the center of the mat die, creating a circle.

[–] Djin 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Kinda sounds like how suburbs form around a city. While the city dies the suburbs stay alive.

[–] Y8goKTH959VCLKty8xIz 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Mycelium is the word you’re looking for. Fruiting bodies will form at the edge.

[–] StankMouth 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Never knew any of this, brittanica had an article that said one fairy ring in France is thought to be over 700 years old.

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[–] Commie_Meta ago 

a tree once grew there

Thanks. I would love to see any evidence of that. It makes perfect sense that the roots were there 20 years ago. But mushrooms today? I need evidence.

[–] EngelbertHumperdinck 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

I just learned about these this morning.

[–] Daves_opinion ago 

Wow, amazing :)

[–] TraditionalCode0 ago 

Kupala Hathor worshippers in the house.

[–] Jippymausen ago 

Big fairy meeting tonight!