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Full Sturgeon Moon Hike
August 16, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Our Park Naturalist will be leading this month’s Full Moon Hike. While walking around the lake, we will point out flora and fauna as the sun is setting and the moon is rising. Call for reservations with 24-hour advanced notice, 518-793-0511. Program fees apply.
AUGUST FULL MOON NAMES
Some Native American tribes in what is now the northeastern United States called the August full Moon the “Sturgeon Moon” because they knew that the sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were most readily caught during this full Moon. Others called August’s full Moon the “Full Green Corn Moon,” signaling that the corn was nearly ready for harvest.
Different tribes used different Moon names. Other examples for August are: “Wheat Cut Moon” (San Ildefonso, and San Juan), “Moon When All Things Ripen” (Dakotah Sioux), and ”Blueberry Moon” (Ojibwe).
Reprinted from The Old Farmer’s Almanac