Jamestown, NY – “Maple Mysteries” is the topic at Audubon Community Nature Center’s Little Explorers on Saturday morning, February 11. The program is for children aged three to eight and their favorite grownups.
Maple trees are forest residents all year long, but humans take special interest in them come late winter.
While the trees prepare for the coming spring by pushing winter-stored sap through their trunks into branches, humans take a bit of that sap and turn it into maple syrup. Come and learn how this process happens, a little bit about the tree’s biology, and taste some maple syrup.
A hike will follow the lesson and then a snack and craft inside.
The 10 to 11:30 a.m. program runs rain or shine, and going outside is the most important part, so please come dressed for the weather.