Chilly nights, sunny days, time to gather maple sap and boil it for syrup

Wendy Miller of Sharon Audubon stood in the steam-filled sap house and explained to visitors how the clear maple sap is boiled until it turns into thick, brown syrup. Photo by Cordelia Schiller

SHARON — It’s that special time of year, when the nights are very cold but the days are relatively warm and sunny. This is the season when sap shoots up through the trunks of the sugar maple trees, and the season when sugar makers collect the sap and boil it down into maple syrup. 

The Sharon Audubon Center hosted its annual Maple Fest on Saturday, March 16, to share the lore and history of this New England tradition.

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