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Friends of Cape May Offer Full Moon Family Nature Walks

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March 17, 2014

Once a month, as the full moon glows, it seems safe to venture out into the dark while the moon makes shadows. You can still smell the earth, feel the wind, hear the ocean roar, and sense the wildlife. March is the month of the Full Sap Moon, also known as the Full Worm Moon to some Native Americans. It is a time when life begins to return to the land in soft and subtle ways.

The Friends of Cape May National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey will be offering a series of interpretive walks entitled "Walk By the Light of the Moon" this spring and summer. These walks are based on the book by Frances Hamerstrom titled, "Walk When the Moon is Full," about her children and the nature walks they took every month under the full moon. Their purpose is to provide a family oriented activity that introduces visitors to the natural history of the refuge. Through this introduction they hope to foster an understanding and appreciation for these resources that will lead visitors toward stewardship of their public lands in Cape May County.

Full Moon walks will be held each month on a Saturday night close to the official full moon and will begin at varying times depending on the season. Most walks will last about an hour and a half, and will cover approximately one mile in length. This program is free and open to the public, and is especially suitable for families with children. For more information visit

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Last updated: March 17, 2014