copyright Jonah Ohayv 11/2001
The circles' centers are swirled bare, and there are no holes in the ground.
A tiny circle or "grapeshot" found outside a main formation. Often there are many of these mini-circles; usually they're quite nearby, but sometimes they're at a good distance in the field.
These last 11 photos were all from the above formation. Each standing "center" of the 9 outer laid sections was different and only some are shown here. In my opinion, the complexity of the whole formation's center (see enlargements of the final 3 "nest" photos), which charming spiralling rows lead up to, and which was tightly woven from still-attached crop, by itself defies human creation. Common sense says that to make all these impressive details and the geometrically precise and sharply cut standing formation pattern too, in one short summer night, is beyond our ability.
In this 6-week old formation, the straws in the actual center have been trampled flat by the many visitors.