April 2015 Berwick YNC Maple Sap and wood walk

The Winter snows of 2015 lasted into April so we had our dead wood walk and maple sap event at the same time this year. Kids and parents alike enjoyed eating maple syrup candy in the snow while learning about syrup production at our house in Berwick. Around 15 kids and 10 parents showed up for this event. Our dead wood walk took us into a transitioning Acadian forest and we saw many signs of wood being used by other organisms after the tree had died. There was a mouse nest in a hollow trunk, woodpecker nest and feeding  holes in the sides of trees and lots of decomposing and decaying logs and stumps. Check out the photo link for some photos of this event http://nature1st.net/ync/category/photos/.