Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Harvest Moon

Moon Day 11

This day gives you an abundance of energy and favors moves and changes. It helps to get off the ground a business which was previously derailed. Make sure you put your excess energy into something useful, however, to avoid conflicts and bust-ups.
Next Full Moon Date: Sunday, October 4, 2009

Names Given to the Moon by Other Cultures:

* Colonial American: Hunter's Moon
* Chinese: Kindly Moon
* American Indian (Cherokee): Harvest Moon
* American Indian (Choctaw): Blackberry Moon
* American Indian (Dakotah Sioux): Moon When Quilling and Beading is Done
* Celtic: Harvest Moon
* English Medieval: Blood Moon
* Neo Pagan: Blood Moon

Full Harvest Moon (October)

The Harvest Moon is the full Moon nearest the autumnal equinox and is bright enough to allow finishing all the harvest chores.

This is the full Moon that occurs closest to the autumn equinox. In two years out of three, the Harvest Moon comes in September, but in some years it occurs in October. At the peak of harvest, farmers can work late into the night by the light of this Moon. Usually the full Moon rises an average of 50 minutes later each night, but for the few nights around the Harvest Moon, the Moon seems to rise at nearly the same time each night: just 25 to 30 minutes later across the U.S., and only 10 to 20 minutes later for much of Canada and Europe. Corn, pumpkins, squash, beans, and wild rice the chief Indian staples are now ready for gathering.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Halloween With the Wolves!


A full moon celebration of Halloween, featuring tours of the sanctuary, costumes, a bonfire, snacks, hot drinks and live music! For ages 16 and over.

Please wear a costume, we will have a costume competition. The other guests will be the judges so dress to impress! There will be a first, second and third prize.

• Full Beaver Moon - 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. It is sometimes also referred to as the Frosty Moon.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Full Moon Tour

What is a full moon tour? Well....it's a tour we do once a month on the closest Saturday to the full moon. We say create your own experience. What we mean by that is -- instead of following a tour guide from pack to pack at a regulated pace that fits within a 45 minute to 60 minute time line, you get to go at your own pace from pack to pack talking to a tour guide who is stationed at each pack. You can listen to what they have to say about the wolves we have here. About the wolves at their station or you can ask questions. You move at your own pace. If you get tired and want to sit, you can go over and sit next to a roaring bond fire and just relax. When was the last time you did that? Just sit and relax, no worries. Plenty of time. The full moon tour starts at 7:30 p.m. and ends at 10:00 p.m.

Bring a blanket, a flashlight, a chair, maybe some hot dogs and marshmallows. We hope you will come. Sometimes we just sit around and talk, other times we have entertainment. We always have fun, and its always about the wolves.