We had the help and instruction of a grandfatherly, old soul, one of NPNC's dedicated corp of volunteers. Ours was a former scout leader who taught us all about maple tree tapping and then led us in a rousing rendition of a song about eating worms. "Nobody likes me. Everyone hates me. Guess I'll go eat worms. Great big slimy ones. Little bitty tiny ones. See how they wiggle and squirm."
It's a timely shot, because this weekend is NPNC's annual and much anticipated 2 day Maple Syrup Festival!
Date: March 20-21, 2010 from 10am-3pm
Cost: FreeWhat's Goin' On: Come on out for sap and syrup tasting, music, storytelling, farmer's market, nature walks and syrup/ sap tasting at North Park Village Nature Center. Pancakes and breakfast goodies are available for purchase and you can bet the fresh syrup will be liberally flowing.
5801 N Pulaski Rd