Have you ever wanted to take a hike at For-Mar under the magical glow of a full moon? This is your chance to experience what the animals that live at For-Mar Nature Preserve & Abortorium see at night. Join a naturalist on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 8pm for a full moon hike and see firsthand how beautiful and peaceful the park is after dark. Full moon hikes are offered every month at For-Mar. Cost is $4 per person. You must register by Friday, Feb. 7.
According to solarsystem.nasa.com, the moon will appear full for about three days from Friday evening to Monday morning, making this a full moon weekend. As the midwinter moon (the second full Moon of winter) and the full moon in February, this is called the Snow Moon, Storm Moon, or the Hunger Moon. The Snow Moon is the first Super Moon of the year. The Maine Farmer’s Almanac first published “Indian” names for the full Moons in the 1930’s, and according to this almanac, the tribes of what is now the northeastern United States called this the Snow Moon or the Storm Moon because of the heavy snows that fall in this season.