Male American Goldfish feeding at my feeders.

Summer Moons and Nature Holidays

Male American Goldfish feeding at my feeders.
Male American Goldfish feeding at my feeders.

Summer is a time of celebration, of bright summer moons and nature holiday celebrations.

Following the rhythm of the season brings us to the warmth and bright sunshine of summer. We are half way through the year. It is hard to believe but after the solstice on June 21st the days grow shorter as we move toward winter. Our gardens are growing and we begin to preserve food for the winter. Here are some dates of the summer moon and nature holidays.

June 1 through November 1 – Hurricane season

June 2 – Full Strawberry Moon ( strawberry harvest)

June 16 – July 1 – Best Fishing Days Between new and full moon; fish feed more and at sunrise and sunset

June 21st – Summer Solstice

June 18 – 28 – Bird migration almost ceases

June 24 – Midsummer Day (the mid-point of the growing season, halfway between planting and harvesting)

July 1 – Full Buck Moon (Male deer start to grow antlers for the rutting season)

July 3 – August  11 Dog Days Begin ( Usually the hottest days of the year)

July 15 – July 31 – Best Fishing Days Between new and full moon; fish feed more and at sunrise and sunset

July 30 – Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower – Predawn, starting in southern sky

July 31 – Full Thunder Moon  (Frequent thunderstorms here on the east coast of North America)

August – Birds begin to prepare for winter or migration. Backyard birds are quiet. (in Pennsylvania)

August 1 – Lammas (the beginning of the harvest)

August 11 – August 13 – Perseid Meteor Showers – Predawn, starting in northeast sky

August 14 – New Moon

August 14 – August 29 – Best Fishing Days Between new and full moon; fish feed more and at sunrise and sunset

Late August – Hawk migration begins. Songbird migration begins.

August 20 – Ragweed in bloom. (approximate date)

August 25 – Hummingbirds migrating south

August 29 – Full Green Corn Moon (corn ripens to the green or fresh eating, corn-on-the-cob stage)

September – October – nuts ripen – acorns, sunflowers, hickory nuts, walnuts; grapes, squash, etc.

September 13 – New Moon

September 13 – September 27 – Best Fishing Days Between new and full moon; fish feed more and at sunrise and sunset

September 23 – Autumnal Equinox

September 27 – Full Harvest Moon (Field crops such as corn, beans, squash pumpkins are ready to gather)

September 27-28 – Total eclipse of the Moon – will be visible from North America and viewed best in the eastern half of North America.

Remember:

The new moon always rises near sunrise.

The full moon always rises near sunset.

Indian Moon Names

Summer Seasonal Foods

 

 

 

 

 

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