The first known formation for this year was found yesterday, July 23, near
Preliminary ground photos are of a large
ringed circle with two other circles attached in wheat. Centre circle is
approximately 7.6 metres (25 feet) diameter, with a surrounding ring
approximately 15 metres (50 feet) diameter and the two attached circles are
approximately 12 metres (40 feet) diameter each. Near location of formations
at Georgetown and Limehouse in 2002.
Some preliminary details noted already from
an initial inspection by CCCRN Ontario coordinator Joanna Emery include
swollen / stretched stalk nodes, a small fly or fly-like insect seemingly
"stuck" to a cloverleaf plant by it's head and odd "splays" of "randomly
downed appearing crop" in all the circles as well as a small "grapeshot" splay
nearby, suggesting again there may be a connection in some cases between
circular or geometric formations and random ones. Apparent lodging can also be
seen in some nearby fields. Lay in all circles and ring is counterclockwise.
CCCRN field report and additional photos to
be posted later today.
Another interesting formation was reported
by Matt Rock of CCCRN Ontario on July 22. Another field in the nearby region
which he had seen as empty the evening before, was covered with randomly
downed areas by the next morning. In among these areas is another long
"snake-like" pathway of flattened crop running through the field, in which the
plants are flattened both radially outward from the centre part of the pathway
and in large swirls, following the valley contours of the field and up (or
down?) a hill along the edge of a nearby road. Further details pending on this
Some other additional recently obtained
ground photos have also been added to the Crop Circles in Canada Archives for
a couple older reports, the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (1993) and Midale,
Saskatchewan #5 (1999) formations.