I just returned home after attending The Michigan Herb Conference. It's was a wonderful 2 day conference with a lot of great speakers, plants and herbs for sale, great food and fellowship. I'll tell you more about it next week, but right now I want to show you my new book I got at the conference. It's a wonderful book onthe changing of the seasons, gardening, the earth, the moon and stars, animals, birds, and bugs in the north eastern states. I heard the author speak last summer and have been waiting for her book to come out. It has a lot of wonderful ideas, stories and projects to do with children. We (my grandchildren and I) began last night with going out to look at this months full moon called by Native Americans in our area as Worm moon or Crow moon or Sugar moon.
Crow moon has a lot of legends to it, one being if you see crows in February it will be an early spring. Full crow moon links the sound of calling crows to the end of winter. By Spring they are settling down to nest.
Sugar moon told the people when it's time to tap the sugar maple trees to get the sap and make maple syrup.