A tasty sign of summer

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 6:00pm

The Second Annual Strawberry Full Moon strawberry shortcake party was held this year on Monday, June 17, 2019.

The event is sponsored by the Block Island Nature Conservancy; the event is free to the public and it’s held to thank people who support land preservation on Block Island. While at the event you can chitchat, meet the staff and interns, and build your own strawberry shortcake. About 100 people attended. 

“It shows how excited we are to be a part of the community”, said Diandra Verbeyst, the Conservancy’s Great Salt Pond Scientist.

The event is family-friendly and fun. “It’s a great turnout, lots of people. It’s a great way to interact, and another way to educate,” stated Viktorija Butlevska, a staff member at BINC.

Why is the moon this time of year called a strawberry moon?

The name originated from the Native Americans, who named it so because the moon appeared in the month of strawberry harvesting.

Lillian Fontana, 12, is a resident of Vernon, Conn., and will be an eighth grade student at Vernon Center Middle School in the fall.