Full Moon

Full moon two hours after sunset October, 1990. Submitted file photo

The first of 13 full moons for 2023, known as the Wolf Moon, debuts Friday. The name is fitting since wolves are particularly loud and active in the first months of the year as they search for mates ahead of the February breeding season. There is no scientific evidence that wolves consciously howl at the moon, but they are nocturnal animals that do point their faces to the sky projecting their howl upwards to carry farther. Imagine the natural acoustics of a snow-covered landscape under a full moon on a cold and silent January night.

Are there still wolves in Missouri?

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