Enjoy the sweet taste of spring at Maple Sugaring Days, March 7 & 8

Discover the sweet secret of how to turn tree sap into syrup and enjoy samples in the Maple Cafe on March 7 and 8, from 12-3 p.m., when we host Maple Sugaring Days!

Forest Preserve Naturalists will show how to tap a maple tree, and you’ll have the opportunity to try drilling and setting a tap. We’ll simmer sap over an open fire and watch as it thickens to syrup. Join us on a hike to learn how to distinguish maples from other species of hardwood trees. Don’t forget to drop into the Maple Cafe to taste pure, local syrup. We’ll have ice cream that you can drizzle with maple syrup, plus hot chocolate and coffee available for purchase. Plus, Creek Bend Nature Center will be open where visitors can enjoy the interactive exhibits available, and make a craft to take home.

No registration is required for this family-friendly program. Creek Bend Nature Center is located within LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve at 37W700 Dean St., St. Charles.

For more information on Maple Sugaring Days, call 630-444-3190, visit www.kaneforest.com, or find us on social by searching @forestpreserve.

 Photos by Communications & Marketing Coordinator Brittany Kovach