Saturday, February 27, 2016

The sweet scent of spring at Flanders Nature Center

A contingent of volunteers helped Flanders staff tap over 300 trees recently and now the time has arrived to boil down the sap gathered from these trees to make into maple syrup. 

Everyone is welcomed to drop by on the Saturday and Sundays, of March 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20 from 1 – 4 PM as Flanders staff and volunteers will demonstrate turning sap into syrup with an entertaining mix of science, stories and humor. 

There is a $3/ person donation suggested which will go to support Flanders future maple sugar programming. The demonstrations will take place at the Flanders Sugar House located at 5 Church Hill Road in Woodbury.

Then on Sunday, March 6, Flanders will be holding their annual pancake breakfast from 8AM to Noon at the Woodbury Emergency Services building located on Quassuk Road. The menu features all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausages, coffee, orange juice and Flanders very own maple syrup. 

The cost for the breakfast is $7 for adults, and $5 for ages 5 to 11. Children under 5 are free. All proceeds from the breakfast will benefit Flanders’ education programs. For more information on any of the Flanders adult or children’s programs, call Flanders at 203-263-3711, ext. 10, or visit their website at

For more area information

                                                                    About Flanders
Trust is a nonprofit organization that focuses on environmental education, and on the acquisition, conservation, and stewardship of open space. Through its land trust initiatives, Flanders actively works to protect important natural sites and the area’s landscape character and quality of life. Flanders manages over 2,100 acres of preserved land in Woodbury and neighboring towns. Educational programs for children and adults are offered at the Van Vleck Farm Sanctuary, Flanders’ main campus in Woodbury. Trails at its major nature preserves are open to the public at no charge from dawn to dusk. Flanders’ Welcome Center is located at the corner of Church Hill and Flanders Roads in Woodbury. 

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