What are fairy rings


On a recent 2 Day Fruits & Fungus Foraging course we were asked ‘What are fairy rings?’.  This is a great question and one with a fascinating answer.  It’s all to do with the way that some species of mushrooms grow and reproduce.  In the fields near to our ancient woodland camp, it tends to be field mushrooms, and perhaps not surprisingly, fairy ring champignons that produce fairy rings. 

So what are fairy rings?  Watch this 5 minute video to find out what they are and how they’re formed.  And even if it isn’t by fairies, it’s still magical!

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Lead Instructor at Jack Raven Bushcraft, teaching bushcraft, wilderness and survival skills to groups and individuals.

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