Sunday, August 4, 2013

Fairy Ring Champignon 04-08-13

Michael Sykes alerted us to the location of a fairy ring on King Cross Road and when we found it Oliver pretended to be an elf and sat inside it for a picture. I shall have to buy and elf costume for future photo shoots!

Fairy Ring Champignon (Marasmius oreades).


  1. Never seen one so big Alison. I saw one a couple of years ago near home, it was no where near that size.

    It it possible to estimate the rings age by it diameter?

  2. Nice one again !

    Are you confident enough to cook this one Alison? There are some similar species which are poisonous I understand.

  3. I took some home just to look at the spores but I never thought about cooking them though as they were near the roadside and I didn't fancy the idea of adding any pollution to my dinner plate.

  4. This fungi has now been destroyed by Calderdale Parks dept who have mown all the grass- land in that area today.