Using the 13 Moons on Turtle's Back is the traditional way to track time, while keeping closely connected to Mother Earth. Each moon is given a name for an important event that occurred during its lunar cycle. Moon names can change and vary from group to group depending on climate, terrain, or important local events. At the beginning of each moon stories are told about the events that occurred since the last full moon.This book comes with 13 full colour moon scutes, 28 day scutes, turtle head, tail and legs to create a wall size turtle calendar. Also comes with blank templates to make your own 13 moon calendar.