Earthworm Moon

 

 

We've all heard of the Hunter's Moon and Harvest Moon but very people know about the Full Worm Moon named after the earthworm.

The Native Americans who lived close to the Earth had a name for every full moon of the year. The full moon of March was given the honor of being called the earthworm moon because earthworms are so beneficial for the soil.

March brings a thawing of the frozen ground and the robins who herald spring. Spring is the beginning of the growing season for both backyard gardeners and farmers. Soil that is healthy is abundant with earthworms and will produce strong healthy plants which means a plentiful food supply for the harsh winter.

For more information visit:

http://www.wilmingtonstar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061129/NEWS/611290327/-1/State
http://www.apluswriting.net/rssnewsfeeds/homeandgarden/earthworm.htm

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Author: Marilyn Pokorney
Freelance writer of science, nature, animals and the environment.
Also loves crafts, gardening, and reading.
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