This first full moon of May is when the flowers begin blooming in earnest. It is also known as the Corn Planting Moon or the Milk Moon.
The flower moon is my favorite full moon!
The farmer's almanac included nicknames for the full moon depending on what month they occured. Most of these nicknames were based on the names North American aboriginal people used. Although many tribes gave nicknames to the full moon, the most well known come from the Algonquin tribes who lived in the area of New England and westward to Lake Superior.