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  • Donna Frasca

The Worm Moon Of March

A worm moon? What? Don't panic just yet. There is a reason we refer to this months full moon as the “worm moon” and there's nothing creepy crawly about it at all.

As the temperatures begin to rise the the cold days of winter are a thing of the past, Mother Nature begins to shift.

Longer days, more light and the ground begins to thaw. As the earth softens, the insects begin to wake, especially the worms.

What does this have to do with the moon?

The month of March is when Spring is noted in the Northern Hemisphere on the 20-21st. You'll begin to see so many signs of Spring from blooming daffodils to the birds searching to find the perfect place to nest.

As Spring progresses one of the first signs is seeing the Robin. This bird knows that as the ground thaws, the worms begin to emerge. This is great news for the Robin since most of their diet consists of these plentiful invertebrates.

Getting back to the moon, many cultures name their full moon depending on what is going on in that particular month. Just like the “Worm Moon” where notably the worms are prominent in March or maybe a “Snow Moon” in February if it snows a lot that month. Depending on the month, there can be a:

  • Hunting Moon

  • Planting Moon

  • Harvest Moon

  • Frost Moon

  • Cherry Moon

  • Barley Moon

The list can go on and on. You can also name your full moons depending on what events are happening during that particular month.

Pretty cool isn't it? I'm sure the Robins think so.

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