Discover how maple sap becomes syrup at two popular programs
(Feb. 18, 2021) — Explore how tree sap is transformed into sweet maple syrup by attending DuPage Forest Preserve District’s March programs: “Maple Sugaring” at Kline Creek Farm
or “DIY Maple Sugaring: The Basics” at Fullersburg Woods
Group size is limited to 10 in each session and will follow current health guidelines regarding COVID-19. Participants must wear masks that cover the nose and mouth and practice social distancing.
Discover how sap becomes syrup as you examine a maple tree, check the collection buckets, see a tapping demonstration, and observe sap thickening over a fire. These 20-minute tours are a great way to spend time with your family in nature and begin at 1, 1:30, 2, 2:30, 3 and 3:30 p.m. You must wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth. All ages. $5 per person. Register online
or at 630-876-5900
March 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28
1 – 3:50 p.m. Kline Creek Farm
, West Chicago DIY Maple Sugaring: The Basics
Learn how to tap maple trees at home and make your own syrup with just a little know-how and a few tools. You must wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth. Ages 18 and up. $10 per person. Register online
or at 630-933-7248.
Saturday, March 13
9 – 10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Fullersburg Woods
, Oak Brook
Some fun facts about maple syrup:
● Maple syrup is made by boiling sap to remove excess water until it reaches a syrupy consistency. Maple sugar is made by continuing to boil the syrup until all of the water has evaporated, leaving a dry sugar.
● It takes 40 gallons of sugar maple sap to make one gallon of syrup. Other species of maple trees require even more.
● Maple syrup is one of the lowest calorie natural sweeteners at 54 calories per tablespoon. And it has a number of nutritional advantages, providing important minerals like manganese, riboflavin and zinc. It’s also packed with antioxidants, which are linked to cancer prevention, increased immunity and lower blood pressure.