Bear Yuba Land Trust to host Blue Moon Trek for families |

Bear Yuba Land Trust to host Blue Moon Trek for families

Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT) invites families to spend an evening at Burton Homestead to watch the rising of the blue moon.

Blue Moon Trek for Families will be held from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday at Burton Homestead, 16200 Lake Vera-Purdon Road, Nevada City. The event is part of BYLT’s ongoing Encounter Nature programming.

During the Blue Moon Trek, families will hear stories and sing songs, learn about blue moons, take a short 20-minute moonlight hike, and lie under the stars. The event is open to families and children of all ages.

“My passion is for kids to encounter nature. My favorite season is summer because of the late nights and warm air. Come join us for an event that only happens once every three years. Come learn why we have the saying, ‘once in a blue moon.’ Spend time with your family and explore the magic of Burton Homestead as we look to the sky as it slowly changes colors and await the arrival of the blue moon,” said Christy McCracken, BYLT’s Youth Programs Manager.

A blue moon is an additional full moon that appears in a subdivision of a year, either the third of four full moons in a season or, a second full moon in a month of the common calendar. The phrase has nothing to do with the actual color of the moon.

BYLT is a community-supported nonprofit organization now in its 25th year that has worked to permanently protect 9,000 acres, build and maintain more than 35 miles of trail and provide nature programming that gets people of all ages outdoors.

Register at; bring flashlights, blankets for sitting on, and a light sweatshirt (if needed).

The cost is $20 per family.

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