The 2019 Crop Circle Season – Pre-season Information
Last updated: April 2019
When will the first circle of 2019 appear?
The first circle reported last year (2018) was on May 8th at Willoughby Hedge, but in 2017 the first circle appeared earlier on April 22nd at Waden Hill near Avebury. The UK winter has been warmer this year, so we might expect the season to start early – but who knows! There are no hard and fast rules about this.
Although it might seem obvious, crop circles occur only during the crop growing season. In the UK the first circles can start to occur in April and May, reaching their height in late July and August. Crop circles do in fact occur all over the world in many countries and obviously they similarly follow growing seasons in that particular part of the world.
Where do the crop circles appear?
In the UK most circles occur in the county of Wiltshire, although circles do happen (in lesser numbers) countrywide. In the early season (April/May) numbers are few but this gradually builds up as the summer moves on, at the height of the season (late July/August) several circles can appear on one night.
The season ends with the harvest – and the slate is wiped clean for another year. In the UK the first crop to mature is oilseed rape (canola), then barley, then wheat – the circles seem to follow this maturation process with the first circles appearing in the brilliant yellow of the canola fields and finishing in mature golden wheat. From time to time circles have appeared in other crops – linseed, borage, oats, even beans.
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Plan your summer of crop circling!
In the meantime you might want to plan to visit the circles this summer? We hold our annual Crop Circle Conference in Devizes, Wiltshire at the height of the season (August 2nd/3rd/4th 2019) and we have a wonderful line-up of speakers and workshops to get you fully immersed into the crop circle experience. While we wait for news of the first circles, you might find the links below of interest…
If you haven’t already, take a look at our Crop Circle Year Books. They are a great way of immersing yourself in crop circle history. We are about to publish our twentieth edition with images of the 2018 season. Click on the image to find out more…
Finally, if you’re new to the crop circle subject, or just new to our website – welcome! Please have a good look around our website, it packed with beautiful images and information about the circles. We hope you enjoy it and will stay with us as we record the 2018 crop circle season.
Photographic Enlargements: are now available of many of the 2018 crop circles click here to see our fantastic range.
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