Weather Tidbits: Beaver Moon

The November’s full moon is famously nicknamed as the Beaver Moon. Its name is due to beavers taking shelter in their lodges with sufficient food for the winter ahead, but also settlers would set traps for catch them due their warm fur. It’s also named the Frost or Freezing moon, as colder temperatures become more common. Animals foraging for falling nuts & scratching foilage leaves, implying winter is near, provides the nickname for Scratching or Digging Moon. The last nickname is the Mourning Moon, as it’s the last full moon before the winter solstice.

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