The Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt and the South Fork Natural History Museum will host a full "Hunter Moon" hike on Friday, starting at 7:30 p.m.
According to the hike information, Native Americans named this bright moon. "The leaves are falling from trees, the deer are fattened, and it is time to begin storing meat for the long winter ahead. Because fields were traditionally reaped in late September or early October, hunters could easily see fox and other animals that came out to feed on the fallen grains," the group wrote.
A one-hour hike in Vineyard Field, behind the museum on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, will allow participants to take in the moon in all its glory. Refreshments will be served afterward under the moonshine.
Meet at the SoFo museum parking lot. To make a reservation, call the museum at 631-537-9735 or leader Dai Dayton at 631-745-0689.
Following the hike, the museum will host a "moon watching" of the nocturnal migration of birds at 8:30 p.m. Frank Quevedo, the SoFo executive director, will point out birds passing by the face of the moon. Light refreshments will be served. There is a fee for those who are not members — $7 for adults and $5 for children. Rain cancels the event.