This is just a little part of a large mushroom circle in my yard...
Also known as fairy circle, elf circle, elf ring or pixie ring.
In France they are know as sorcerers rings.
In German they are know as witches' rings.
Dutch superstition claimed that the circles show where the Devil set his milk churn.
In Tyrol, folklore attributed fairy rings to the fiery tails of flying dragons.
European superstitions routinely warned against entering a fairy ring.
French tradition reported that fairy rings were guarded by giant bug-eyed toads that cursed those who violated the circles.
In Europe, entering a fairy ring would result in the loss of an eye.
Fairy rings are associated with diminutive spirits in the Philippines
Many folk beliefs generally paint fairy rings as dangerous places, best avoided.
He wha tills the fairies' green
Nae luck again shall hae :
And he wha spills the fairies' ring
Betide him want and wae.
For weirdless days and weary nights
Are his till his deein' day.
But he wha gaes by the fairy ring,
Nae dule nor pine shall see,
And he wha cleans the fairy ring
An easy death shall dee.