2020 Calendar of Events
October 1st, Hunter Moon Paddle
The first full moon that appeared in October was called the Hunters Moon, so named as the preferred month to hunt summer-fattened deer and fox unable to hide in now bare fields. The Hunters Moon is also particularly bright and long in the sky, giving hunters the opportunity to stalk prey at night. Probably because of the threat of winter looming close, the Hunters Moon is generally accorded with special honor, historically serving as an important feast day in both Western Europe and among many Native American tribes. We discussed and shared some of the history and lore surrounding the Cache river and surrounding areas.
July 5th, Thunder Moon Paddle
We paddled through the ancient wetlands of the Cache River at night and heard the call of this ancient wild place. We paddled under the first full moon of the summer, sometimes referred to as the Thunder Moon. The guides shared their knowledge of beavers, bats and owls of the Cache River.
March 8th, Sap Moon Paddle
We kicked off the year with a paddle in the Cache River Wetlands under the first super moon in 2020. At this time of the year, the ground was beginning to soften enough for earthworms to become active, inviting the returning summer birds to feed—a true sign of spring. Roots also began to stir and push their way up through the soil, as the Earth awakened from its winter slumber. Sap was running in trees ready for tapping and harvest! Native methods of harvesting and tapping were discussed and shared before the trip.