Maple Sirup Experience at Sugar Grove Nature Center
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[February 16, 2013]
It's almost that time of year when buckets decorate the sugar maples
throughout Funks Grove. Have you ever tasted "sweet water" dripping
from a spile? Here's your chance. Join the Sugar Grove Nature Center
Maple Sirup Experience on March 2. Tours start at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1
p.m. and 3 p.m.
This program is suitable for adults, children, Scouts and other
Gather around the fire at the sirup camp (with the traditional
Funks Grove spelling) to learn how the Native Americans and early
settlers collected and prepared sap. Visit the sugar shack, where
the smell of maple sirup hangs in the air. Journey into the "sugarbush"
to tap a tree. Stop inside the main building to sample a variety of
sweet treats made with maple sirup, including candy, cookies, fudge
Tour size is limited, so reserve your space. Registration and
prepayment are required. Registration forms are available online at
www.sugargrovenaturecenter.org. The fee is $5 for adult members
of the nature center and $3 for child members, 16 and under. For
nonmembers, the fee is $7 for adults and $5 for 16 and under.
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Call 309-874-2174 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more regarding the
Maple Sirup Experience Tours. Experience an important part of the
Funks Grove heritage.
For a map and directions to the nature center as well as a list
of additional maple sirup programs and registration forms, visit
[Text from file received from
Sugar Grove Nature