My crop circle pictures

I hope these are the correct size, etc. I don't post a lot of photos.

Here is a close up. The grass that is the crop circle is completely dry/burned. Odd because we have not had a lot of hot, sunny weather

This gives you an idea of the size by comparing it to our lounge chair. It's right behind the chair.

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If you break a blade of grass, is it still green on the inside? it kind of looks spray painted…

Knipper, when I read your comment, I thought "that's what it is!". So I just came back from outside, and I can tell you that the grass is brown right throughout the blade. So probably not a spray paint job? The grass looks like it has been burnt, but as I said, our weather has been wet and not sunny. Sharron in Seattle can attest to that, as we have the same weather in Vancouver.

I'm still perplexed and would love to know what the heck it is. I suppose it will remain a mystery.

It looks burnt, but probably not weather related. Probably chemical, like over fertilized or even things like bleach, acid, etc.

Houston

My grass does that exact same thing if the dogs peep on it over and over again, in the same spot, it sort of burns it..
Yours is quite large though, mine are smaller and usually perfectly round like a pee puddle usually are. Maybe you have alien dogs visiting? :):)

Basenjimamma, one of our cats ALWAYS does his business outside. It's possible that he is using the same area, and since there is no slope to the area, I think it would probably make a round puddle. Now that I think of it, repeated cat spraying on some of our boxwood has killed off the growth in the area hit by the spray. So I think I am going to chalk it up to cat pee. That's far better than aliens getting into my yard.

That could be a grub problem. I've seen grub circles like that before, but this one is odd because it's the only spot. Generally, when someone has grub problems, the circles or dead patches are throughout the yard.

OR

Do you have wind chimes or anything bright | shiny | reflective | glass that may be magnifying the sun rays in that spot?

OR

You have a mean neighbour who's jealous of your beeeeautiful back yard and burning your grass with a magnifying glass!

…I got nuttin' really...πŸ†’

When our last Basenji was on medication, his wee used to burn the grass in patches. Yours are strange in the fact they are almost perfect circles.
A comforting thought is that if there is Aliens visiting, they are only Tiny because the mark left by the spaceship is tiny πŸ˜‰

From an Organic Gardening site, http://www.organicgardening.com/featureprint/1,7759,s1-5-22-1055,00.html

Yellow Grass
This may simply indicate wear and tear, an iron or nitrogen deficiency, or that the grass is going dormant. Before attempting to treat one of these pest infestations, get your soil tested to determine whether organic soil amendments will green up the grass.

What Causes It

Billbugs
Billbugs lay eggs in grass, and their larvae feed on stems, causing yellow circular patches that appear drought-stressed.

Fast fix: Add organic matter and water deeply in spring to discourage billbugs.

Prevention: Reseed or overseed the lawn with resistant endophyte-enhanced grasses. (Check seed package labels for these special varieties.)

Chinch bugs
Chinch bugs suck the sap from grass, which causes yellow circular patches to develop.

Fast fix: Water the lawn well for three to four weeks to a depth of 6 inches.

Prevention: Reseed or overseed the lawn with resistant endophyte-enhanced grasses.

@thunderbird8588:

A comforting thought is that if there is Aliens visiting, they are only Tiny because the mark left by the spaceship is tiny πŸ˜‰

this made me LOL! πŸ˜ƒ

tiny aliens???

maybe these ones: this is a dutch commercial, it is worth to watch it πŸ˜ƒ

@ibi_n_sane:

tiny aliens???

maybe these ones: this is a dutch commercial, it is worth to watch it πŸ˜ƒ

Oh, man! Love it….thank you for sharing this! :D:D

@Basenjimamma:

My grass does that exact same thing if the dogs peep on it over and over again, in the same spot, it sort of burns it..
Yours is quite large though, mine are smaller and usually perfectly round like a pee puddle usually are. Maybe you have alien dogs visiting? :):)

If they are alien dogs, could they PLEASE be basenjis? πŸ™‚

@-Clar|Emm|Kai-:

That could be a grub problem. I've seen grub circles like that before, but this one is odd because it's the only spot. Generally, when someone has grub problems, the circles or dead patches are throughout the yard.

OR

Do you have wind chimes or anything bright | shiny | reflective | glass that may be magnifying the sun rays in that spot?

OR

You have a mean neighbour who's jealous of your beeeeautiful back yard and burning your grass with a magnifying glass!

…I got nuttin' really...πŸ†’

I love wind chimes when I hear them for a few minutes, but after that, not so much. So, no to the wind chimes causing it, and no magnifying objects anywhere near the circle. In the little cul-de-sac we live in, we know all the neighbours well - they better not be sabotaging my yard!

@thunderbird8588:

When our last Basenji was on medication, his wee used to burn the grass in patches. Yours are strange in the fact they are almost perfect circles.
A comforting thought is that if there is Aliens visiting, they are only Tiny because the mark left by the spaceship is tiny πŸ˜‰

Hahahaha!!! Today I got down on all fours and sniffed the grass. Okay, insert laugh track. πŸ™‚ I was looking for the distinguishable odor of cat pee. All I could really smell was soil, so I sniffed at the unburnt grass area, and that actually smelled like grass.

Ivoss - Now bugs, I know those bill bugs, though for some reason I call them "pill bugs" because they look like an oval shaped pill. If I turn over a rock in the soil in my yard I do see them. I will have another look to see if I see any bug activity.

Your yard is lovely! I might think of a pot sitting there till the grass was discolored, but really it looks like a chemical burn. Very odd. I like the alien dog theory best of all!

To all of you who uttered "chemical burn", please stand up and give yourself a clap!

My sis, who uses the same guy to cut grass, said that last week he had been spot treating some weeds in her yard. He has a can of solution (chemicals - yikes) and he probably put the can down on our grass at some point after remembering we don't put anything on our grass because of our cats. I'm guessing we weren't around when he did the grass, so neither of us thought a chemical burn was possible.

I'm kind of sad though - I wanted to think it was little alien basenjis in their little alien space ship.

First Basenji's

I'm almost disappointed that the mystery was solved so soon… but at least now you know it's nothing really threatening.

@kipawa:

i'm kind of sad though - i wanted to think it was little alien basenjis in their little alien space ship.

lolol!!!! πŸ˜ƒ πŸ˜ƒ πŸ˜ƒ

Kip, water that area VERY well for the next few days. If it was enough to kill the grass, you want to make sure it doesn't get on to any paws. Soak the soil daily and put up a guard to keep all pets away until new grass starts to grow in. Then you know it's safe.

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