Sunday, March 20, 2011
Many native American tribes know the full moon in March as the Worm Moon, so named because as the temperature begins to warm and the ground begins to thaw, earthworm casts appear. This year the Worm Moon is even more spectacular than usual with worm casts 14% larger and 30% more numerous than normal. The reason for this impressive "Supercast" is that the worms are nearer to the surface then they have been for 18 years. Wow!
Now, here's a challenge for you natural navigators out there. Can you tell from my photo of worm casts which direction is north, how many hours it will be to moon rise, how far it is to the nearest herd of bison, and what brand of lawn fertilizer I used last year? The prize for the first person who gets all the answers right will be a signed photo of the Supercast! Woo Hoo!
Posted by Tillerman at 8:44 AM