Maple Syrup Time at Wehr Nature Center

On March 26, 2011 My husband and I went to Franklin, WI to watch how they make maple syrup at the Wehr Nature Center.  We arrived on a cold day, but not too cold to tap maple trees.

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We joined a group led by a guide, and we walked through the sugar bush.  She described how the tree is tapped. Also which leaves identify the maple.

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We then made our way to the sugar camp, where a big cast iron pot was boiling sap down to a thick liquid.

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The man running this camp fascinated the kids with his demonstration.

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He was kind enough to pose with us for a picture, it looked like he was hiding though 🙂

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After our hike through the forest, we made our way back to the nature center for some demonstrations.

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Also had a pancake with some REAL maple Syrup!

Get your pancakes!

Get your pancakes!

Yum!

Yum!

We had a great time learning how maple syrup is made and had a great winter outing too.

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