fairy circle


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Noun1.fairy circle - a ring of fungi marking the periphery of the perennial underground growth of the mycelium
anchor ring, annulus, doughnut, halo, ring - a toroidal shape; "a ring of ships in the harbor"; "a halo of smoke"
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More leaping tree squirrels, more ruddy madronos and majestic oaks, more fairy circles of redwoods, and, still beside the singing stream, they passed a gate by the roadside.
Analytical chemist Yvette Naude of the University of Pretoria in South Africa says she and colleagues got a tip about five years ago from a fairy circle enthusiast and realized that the site is visible via Google Earth.
Beyond the small mining town of Newman in Western Australia lie the first fairy circles that scientists have described outside of Africa.
I am regularly charmed by his inability to distinguish fantasy from fact and by his total lack of historical perspective, resulting in the belief that there may be a fairy circle, dragon or jousting match just around the corner.
Radical Fairy Circle headed for the Sonora desert to prepare the space for the gathering.
So when we stumble on a fairy circle of mysterious mushrooms, what do we do?
Elize Ehlers launched her debut album, Fairy Circle Love, on a high note last week.
Lize Ehlers, one of Namibia's most talented actresses, will also launch her debut album "Fairy Circle Love" at the same occasion.
To create the 'Fairy Circles' (once believed to have been caused by the gods or spirits by the indigenous Himba people, and therefore ascribed spiritual and magical powers) termites 'remove vegetation on their mounds to increase moisture, which is essential for the insects' survival in dry environments, thus creating a bare disc,' Bonachela says.
Desert fairy circles are considered one of nature's greatest mysteries because no one knows how they form.
A long-term research project has finally revealed that the Namib's famous fairy circles are caused by a termite.
LIGHTS: The Naga Fireballs pictures pictures Fairy circles in Africa SOME of the most inhospitable parts of southern Africa's sweeping grasslands are dotted with barren patches known as fairy circles.