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It’s Maple Syrup Time!

While walking Cooper along Lake Michigan today, I stumbled upon a grove of maple trees that are being tapped for their sap.  Luckily, I had my camera along so I snapped some photos to post on my 365 project and share with all of you on the blog.

M is for Maple Syrup

The rise in temperatures this past week has caused the maple sap to run–and this typically lasts for a few weeks.  The best time to catch the sap is before the maple tree buds–causing the sap to become more bitter.  Blandord Nature Center kicked off it’s Sugarbush Trail Tours this weekend which take place through March 27, their annual Sugarbush Festival.  If you would like to learn more about the sugar bush and how maple syrup is made, visit the Michigan Maple Syrup Association.