The full moon was called a 'Beaver Moon'...why?

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by Jeff Renner

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Posted on November 28, 2012 at 10:33 PM

The full moon was called a 'Beaver Moon'...why?

The Native Americans of the northeast had names for each full moon that related to the seasons or activities related to the seasons. In November, before the coming deep freeze, they typically placed traps in lakes or ponds to catch beaver. Hence the name 'Beaver Moon'. Other common names include:

January-Full Wolf Moon

February-Full Snow Moon or Full Hunger Moon

March-Full Worm Moon or Full Sap Moon

April-Full Pink Moon

May-Full Flower Moon

June-Full Strawberry Moon

July-Full Buck Moon

August-Full Sturgeon Moon

September-Full Corn Moon or Full Harvest Moon

October-Full Hunter's Moon or Full Harvest Moon

November-Full Beaver Moon

December-Full Cold Moon

 

 

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