THE ULTIMATE MOON CALENDAR
FLIP PAGES WITH THE NEW MOON, NOT THE MONTH
A SEASONAL COMPANION
THIS YEAR, EXPERIENCE THE SEASONS MORE VISCERALLY
STARTS IN SPRING 2020
SPRING 2020 THROUGH SPRING 2021: FOLLOW THE SEASONS AROUND THE YEAR
A NATURE TIME CALENDAR
GET IN TOUCH WITH NATURE . . . IN HER OWN TIME
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For two years in a row, this calendar was successfully funded on Kickstarter! Thank you to all the backers who saw something wonderful in this unusual calendar!

NOTHING ABOUT THIS CALENDAR IS NORMAL...

Okay, one thing is normal, it has dates. And it marks time. That’s two things.

But it doesn’t start in January, pages don’t correspond with months, and it has no civic or religious holidays (except Earth Day, duh, it’s a nature calendar).

Yet it has a lot that other calendars miss. Like, any connection at all with a physical experience of time.

DIFFERENT FROM THE START...

Nature Time Calendar starts with the beginning of the natural year—the moon cycle that contains the spring equinox.

So it starts with the new moon on February 23rd, 2020, and tracks close to 14 months, through the moon cycle ending April 10th, 2021.

WHAT'S A NATURE CALENDAR?

Ever notice how normal calendars mark time but have no real relation to the physical world we are a part of?

This calendar isn’t boring grids of rectangles.

It integrates with the cycles of nature through the changing seasons all year long!

WHY FOLLOW THE MOONS?

People used to tell how far along the month was by what the moon looked like.

A month was one cycle of the moon, and  roughly twelve moon cycles pass before the seasons start repeating themselves.

TAKE A LOOK...

WHAT'S SPECIAL ABOUT THIS CALENDAR?

Moon Names

Each Native American tribe named the moons after what happened every year where they lived.

This calendar starts in late February and early March, whose names include Awakening Moon, Whispering Wind Moon, Maple Sugar Moon—did you know that squirrels also make maple sugar?—and Snow Blind Moon—because the sun is getting higher and reflects off the last of the snow, blinding people. 

Honor their wisdom by tuning in to the natural rhythms of the year. 

Constellations

Each moon cycle features a constellation, with easy-to-find instructions.

If you’ve ever wanted to pick out constellations, this is a great way to start!

Gorgeous Photography

Of course the calendar has to have great photos! All the photos on this site are part of this year’s calendar. 

14 gorgeous photos for 14 exciting months!

Eco-Friendly Printing

Printed in the USA on Rolland Enviro Print 100% post-consumer fiber, manufactured using renewable Biogas energy and processed totally chlorine free. It is Rainforest Alliance™ and Ancient Forest Friendly™ certified

WHAT ELSE IS SPECIAL?

EARTH'S ORBIT

FOLLOW EARTH'S ORBITAL POSITION AROUND THE SUN AS THE YEAR PROGRESSES

EARTH'S ORBIT

KNOW WHERE YOU ARE IN SPACE BY TRACKING EARTH'S ORBIT AROUND THE SUN
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YOU NAME THE MOONS

BASED ON WHAT IS HAPPENING IN YOUR LOCAL AREA

YOU NAME THE MOONS

A SIMPLE ACT TO MARK HOW THIS BIT OF YEAR DIFFERENT FROM THE LAST BIT
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NATURE FACTS

LEARN ABOUT THE ANIMALS AND PLANTS THAT INSPIRED THE NAMES FOR THE MOONS

NATURE FACTS

DID YOU KNOW...DUCKS FEET HAVE NO NERVES OR BLOOD VESSELS SO THEY DO NOT FEEL THE COLD!
LEARN MORE

SEASONAL PRODUCE

EAT YOUR WAY THROUGH THE YEAR

SEASONAL PRODUCE

KNOW WHAT PRODUCE IS IN SEASON FOR EASIER (AND CHEAPER) MEAL PLANNING
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QUOTES

ENJOY INSPIRATIONAL, BEAUTIFUL, AND WISE QUOTES ABOUT NATURE​

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES

"NATURE DOES NOT HURRY, YET EVERYTHING IS ACCOMPLISHED"
LAO TZU
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TAKE A CLOSER LOOK...

HOW THIS CALENDAR CAME ABOUT

It's been quite the journey...in a literal and a figurative sense

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING...

WANT IT?

Available as a wall calendar and a digital PDF

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How can a calendar help me experience nature?

By turning pages with the new moons instead of months, you will naturally pay attention to where the Moon is in its cycle

Know what seasonal produce to expect, to eat your way around the year

Gain insight into the seasons from the Native American names for the moons

Name the moons yourself as a way to notice how each bit of the year is different from the last bit

Be a backyard astronomer with this viewing guide

Know where you are in the year by following Earth’s orbit around the Sun!

Find a new constellation every moon cycle

Start your New Year in spring, the beginning of the natural year!

Contact

Have questions or comments about the calendar? 

Email me directly for bulk retail orders.

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  • HQ is in Santa Fe, NM, 87505....but practically...I'm on the road about 8 months of the year

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