When: 2011-09-14

Collection location: Smyrna Air Base, Rutherford Co., Tennessee, USA [Click for map]

Who: Brian Adamo (adamo588)

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The fairy ring is back again this year, though not as full as last year – only 138 mushrooms today! 12cm diameter cap, green spore print

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nice fairy ring!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-09-23 11:15:46 CDT (-0500)

but considering the havoc molybdites can wreak on our human digestive systems, they must be some of those wicked fairies! ;)

It appears to be moving fast..,
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2011-09-23 09:02:43 CDT (-0500)

Would you say several feet per year?

By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-09-23 08:40:11 CDT (-0500)

What a large fairy ring!
Very cool!

Previous Observation
By: Brian Adamo (adamo588)
2011-09-22 09:38:19 CDT (-0500)

You can see how much the ring has expanded by looking at my observation #59011 from 2 years ago of this same ring – smaller, but much more densely populated

I have never seen such a perfect fairy ring!
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2011-09-22 08:45:28 CDT (-0500)

The distance traveled for all those tiny mycelia is nearly identical. It seems you could pin-point the location of the original germinating spore within a few inches. You should note the diameter of the ring to see how much it grows a year and figure out(or at least guess at)the age!