Here are some impressive Welsh fairy rings we’ve heard about this autumn.
Arthur Chater sent us this wonderful series of fairy rings at Carreg Ti-pw, Llanrhystud, Ceredigion. Don’t know what species but it’s about 8m wide. Keen eyed botanists might spot author John Poland in the middle of the ring.
Last year David Harris photographed Dutch mycologist Dr.Eef Arnolds inside a fairy ring of Clouded agaric (Clitocybe nebularis) on the Great Orme.
This fairy ring at Blaen Nedd near Ystradfellte in Powys is about 50m wide. The fungus is a type of blewitt (Lepista sp
.). Thanks to David Mitchell for this.
David Mitchell also sent us this teasing close-up of a fairy ring at Ogmore Down near Bridgend It’s of another blewitt, Lepista panaeloa
Dr Philip Jones has been monitoring and measuring a fairy ring of Girdled Knight (Tricoloma cingulatum) in Pwll, Llanelli. This is mycorrhizal with the rare Yellow Bird’s Nest plant (Monotropa hypnopitys
and here’s a small fairy ring (2m wide) we found in the National Botanic Garden of Wales in early October 2012. It’s made up of the impressively large Fleecy Milkcap (Lactarius vellereus
). Please send us your fairy ring sightings to firstname.lastname@example.org