Thursday, November 17, 2011
I recently learned that a full moon in November is also referred to as the "Beaver Moon". From the Farmers Almanac website, this was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. Another interpretation suggests that the name Full Beaver Moon comes from the fact that the beavers are now actively preparing for winter. The Beaver Moon this year was a week ago today.
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