The pollen count may be high but the weather has been perfect for a bonfire. So it’s time to get together with friends and neighbors around a nice fire.
To keep things simple, each person brings what you want: food, drinks, chairs and a stick of firewood for a big bonfire. Nothing will be provided but a beautiful beach, a bonfire and, hopefully, a full moon.
Put these dates for the Full Moon Bonfires on your calendar:
Saturday, March 31
Sunday, April 29
Tuesday, May 29
There’s always plenty of room on the beach for everyone, so invite a friend or bring your house guests.
How the Full Moon got its name:
Per Old Farmers Almanac:
March, Full Worm Moon: At the time of this spring Moon, the ground begins to soften and earthworm casts reappear, inviting the return of robins. This is also known as the Sap Moon, as it marks the time when maple sap begins to flow and the annual tapping of maple trees begins.
From Farmers Almanac:
Full Worm Moon … The more northern tribes knew this Moon as the Full Crow Moon, when the cawing of crows signaled the end of winter; or the Full Crust Moon, because the snow cover becomes crusted from thawing by day and freezing at night. The Full Sap Moon, marking the time of tapping maple trees, is another variation. To the settlers, it was also known as the Lenten Moon, and was considered to be the last full Moon of winter.
I found another website. This site also says the Cherokee Indians called it the Windy Moon and the English Medieval name was Chaste Moon.
-Submitted by Judy Morr
[For Boardwalk 1, take Seabrook Island Road and turn onto Oyster Catcher Court. Boardwalk 1 is just beyond Catesby Bluff Court accessible through Property Owners Only parking lot.]