Maple Sirup Experience at Sugar Grove Nature Center

It’s the 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 Trees Forever for the Funks Grove Maple Sirup Experience at Sugar Grove Nature Center in McLean, IL on Friday, February 23 from 12:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Gather around the fire at the sirup camp 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 Nature Center to learn more about the history of maple sugaring and taste some Funks Grove Pure Maple Sirup!

Learn more about Trees Forever and visit some of the buffer planting projects throughout the nature center grounds. Please dress for the weather, as you will be outside for a major portion of the program.


Please Register Below by Feb 16.

Tour size is limited and advanced registration is required. Cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members, which includes a small bottle of Funks Grove Pure Maple Sirup. 



Contact Debbie Fluegel at 309-613-0095.