If A. A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh stories taught us nothing else, it’s that owls are wise, knowledgeable creatures who generally mean well, even if they tend toward pedantry at times. Right? Well… maybe not. We might often think of owls as wise, but whether or not they are wise is a different story entirely.
They’re a curious sight: Perfectly round rings of mushrooms, growing that way all on their own. You might find them in forested areas, or you might find them on your lawn. You might even know what they’re called: “Fairy rings” —a seemingly magical name for a seemingly magical phenomenon.