This Week’s Adventures: We discoverd the miracle of maple sugarin’ as we hiked through the forest in search of maple trees.
Favorite Activities: We compared twigs to learn about opposite and alternate branching to identify maple trees. We gathered sap from tapped trees to add to the evaporator (the special oven where sap turns into syrup). We discovered animals that also enjoy sap, like the yellow-bellied sap sucker, and sang song of its praises. We even painted twig bouquets to celebrate winter trees!
Next’s Week’s Theme: What’s Hatching? (“Hh”)
Try this at home: Search for the horizontal holes drilled in the side maple trees.