Category Archives: SEASONS


FULL STURGEON MOON IN AUGUST – Fishing tribes are thought to have named this full moon for the giant Sturgeon fish that are readily caught in the month of August.  These primitive fish have remained relatively unchanged since the finding of the earliest fossils.  Sturgeon fish are 7 – 12 feet long, can weigh 3,000 pounds, live 50  or more years & don’t even spawn until they are 15 years old.  They are primarily caught for their roe, which is processed into caviar.   Sturgeon fish can be found in North America along the Atlantic Coast, the Gulf of Mexico, the Great Lakes, the Mississippi River, California rivers & the Pacific Ocean.  Sturgeon fish also can be found in Russia, Central Asia, Italy and the Arctic Ocean.  Most species of Sturgeon are considered to be at risk of extinction due to overfishing & loss of habitat.  

Some Native American tribes know this August full moon as the Full Red Moon because as the moon rises, it can appear reddish through a hazy sky.  August full moon is also known as the Green Corn Moon or the Grain Moon.  


JULY BRINGS THE “FULL BUCK MOON” ALSO CALLED THE “FULL THUNDER MOON” OR THE “FULL HAY MOON”.  During July the new antlers of buck deer appear covered in velvet fur.  July is a month known for frequent thunderstorms.


Tonight’s full moon is the FLOWER MOON!
Each month the moon has a name, which was used to track the seasons by Native Americans and during Colonial times. Some names for May’s full moon are: the Flower Moon, Mother’s Moon, Milk Moon, and Corn Planting Moon. This moon marks a time of increasing fertility, with temperatures warm enough for safely bearing young, a near end to late frosts, and plants in bloom.