It’s the time of year for ‘shrooms.  Between about mid-August and mid-Autumn (after the leaves have fallen), and particularly after periods of rain, the large unseen fungal mats below the leaf litter are sending up their flowering bodies to release spores.  Mushrooms are the “flowers” of the fungal world.  If you’re really lucky and find a big organism in undisturbed ground, you might find a fairy circle – a perfect ring of mushrooms.  Entering the circle will bring you good luck, or bad, depending on how you feel about these rumored gateways to the spirit world.

Photo Credit – Lynn Abbott

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