Darke County Parks to host full beaver-moon hike


The full moon in November is named after beavers who build their winter dams at this time of year. It is also called Frost Moon and Mourning Moon, depending on the winter solstice.

The full moon in November is named after beavers who build their winter dams at this time of year. It is also called Frost Moon and Mourning Moon, depending on the winter solstice.


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DARKE COUNTY – Winter’s chilly weather is creeping in and brings with it unique hiking opportunities, and Darke County Parks invites community members to the join them.

At 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, individuals can join a naturalist at Shawnee Prairie Preserve on State Route 502 just west of Greenville to enjoy the full beaver-moon. Guests are reminded to to dress for the cold evening temperatures and to bring a flashlight if desired.

In the event of cloudy skies, call the Nature Center to find out about possible cancellation.

For more information about this or any of the other hikes in this season’s series or other park district programs, call the Nature Center at 937-548-0165.

The full moon in November is named after beavers who build their winter dams at this time of year. It is also called Frost Moon and Mourning Moon, depending on the winter solstice.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2018/11/web1_Full-Moon-WEB.jpgThe full moon in November is named after beavers who build their winter dams at this time of year. It is also called Frost Moon and Mourning Moon, depending on the winter solstice. Courtesy photo