According to the Farmers’ Almanac, here’s why:
• “As the chill air of late fog descends, animals begin to prepare their dens for the deep freeze of winter.”
• “Beavers can be seen along the banks of rivers and streams, collecting wood to shore up their lodges and dams before the ice sets in.”
• “This was also the time Native American tribes and later European settlers set beaver traps to ensure a supply of warm furs for winter.”
• “Thus November’s full moon is most commonly known as the Beaver Moon, in honor of these industrious semi-aquatic rodents.”
• “Because November also signals the time when bitter hard frost’s become more frequent, this month’s moon is also sometimes called the Frost Moon.”
• This year’s Beaver Moon will be full at 8:34 a.m on Nov. 12.
For more full moon lore and astronomy, visit FarmersAlmanac.com”
Source: The Farmers’ Almanac.