Enjoy maple sugaring with MDC Cape Nature Center on Feb. 5

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – As the weather changes, maple tree sap begins to flow and can soon be transformed into sweet treats. Find out how nature can satisfy your sweet tooth at Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) free Maple Sugaring event from 2 – 4 p.m. on Feb. 5 at Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center.

“Participants will learn the entire process of making maple syrup and take part in different activities along the way,” said MDC Naturalist Angela Pierce. “They will also learn why this time of year is the best time for collecting sap.”

Registration is not required.

This family-friendly event offers something for all ages and visitors will have the opportunity to sample some of the maple syrup made from the nature center’s sugar maple trees.

To ensure the safety of all, in-person programs require family groups to socially distance, and masks are recommended. Those interested are also reminded to follow current health recommendations which include stay home if you’re sick, wash hands with soap and water and/or use hand sanitizer, and be considerate of others.

Questions about this event can be emailed to MDC Naturalist Angela Pierce at Angela.Pierce@mdc.mo.gov.

Learn more about maple sugaring at mdc.mo.gov.

Check out MDC’s other free January events here, and be on the lookout for more in-person programs to register for in February!

Stay in touch

The Cape Nature Center sends program registration reminders and updates to those who sign up by texting “MDC Nature” to 468311. An online subscription is also available to “sign up for updates” at www.mdc.mo.gov. A variety of updates are available at this option, but Cape Girardeau specific updates are available under facility updates and news for southeast region.

Cape Girardeau Nature Center is located at 2289 County Park Dr. in Cape Girardeau, and is open Tuesday through Saturday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. White Oak Trace Trails are open daily, from sunrise – 10 p.m.