As the winter season gradually turns to spring subtle changes occur. First we celebrate the emergence of the groundhog as the sap begins to flow within Maple trees. Although prior to spring it may be cold, we have the hope of warmer days ahead.
On Saturday, February 9 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., the Irvine Nature Center is offering Maple Magic, a program suitable for all ages with an adult. Pre-registration is required as walk-ins are not allowed.
Maple syrup over hot pancakes is a great way to start the day. At Irvine Nature Center, everyone will learn, “…how to identify maple trees, properly tap a tree to collect its sugary sap, and convert the sticky fluid into syrup using Irvine's enormous evaporator.”
What You Need to Know
The Irvine Nature Center is located at 11201 Garrison Forest Road in Owings Mills across from Jemicy Upper School (click here for directions).
It offers many learning activities for children, families and adults. Families can enjoy hiking, while children will have fun with hands-on activities. Adults can enjoy seminars, classes, sales, and other events.
Admission to the Irvine Nature Center is free, although some programs require a registration fee.
The Nature Center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Sunday, and the Nature Store is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday as well as 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. It is closed New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
So check out the Irvine Nature Center on Saturday, February 9 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., for Maple Magic. Further information about the Irvine Nature Center can be found at the link below. Have a great day!
Note: No pets allowed, please.
Irvine Nature Center
11201 Garrison Forest Road
Owings Mills, MD 21117