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Adopt a Turtle!

IMAGE: Blanding's turtle on a rock
Help endangered Blanding's turtles thrive in Kane County with the Kane Forest Preserve Foundation's Adopt a Turtle program! With a ceremonial adoption, you'll help turtle efforts and research beyond the District's current capacity.  See our flyer​ for more details, or adopt now. Thank you!​

Maple Sugaring Days

​Saturday, March 2 & Sunday, March 3
12-3 p.m.

LeRoy Oakes
Maple Sugaring Days Photo: Shutterstock/KarlUmbriaco
It's maple sugaring time! Come to Creek Bend Nature Center to explore the art, science, and folklore of the "sugar bush," or maple grove. You'll learn how to tap a maple tree, and you can try your hand at drilling and setting a tap. We'll simmer sap over an open fire and watch as it thickens to syrup. There will be a "Sugarin' Time" hike, during which you'​ll learn how to distinguish maples from other species of hardwood trees in the woodland. This free event is located at Creek Bend Nature Center; 37W700 Dean St., St. Charles.

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