The weather may be more like November than May but the first crop circles have appeared in Wiltshire fields.
The first one was reported on April 15 at Hill Barn, near East Kennett in oil seed rape but a more striking one is currently visible, also in oil seed rape, also known as canola, at Yarnbury Castle
near Winterbourne Stoke.
This one was reported on April 28. It will be interesting to see how drier weather and more prolific crops affect the number of formations that appear over the next three months.
We are indebted to Matthew Williams for this image.