Marshall Miles Interviews Bethany Sheffer, Sharon Audubon Center: Maple Sugaring Friday March 19

Maple Sugaring in Connecticut: A “Sweet” Evolution

Friday, March 19, 2021
6:00pm – 7:00pm EasternOnline Event

Maple sugaring is a tradition practiced by diverse cultures throughout Connecticut’s history and continues into the present day. Join Sharon Audubon Center for a virtual program in which our special guests will explain the importance of maple to the Algonkian tribes of the Northeast, as observed in their customs, design motifs, and cultural traditions. You will also glimpse the variety of current-day sugaring operations around the state. Not least, we’ll explore the fascinating ways that a maple sugarbush can support wildlife, especially how it can help our declining forest birds. Join us for a delightfully “sweet” program on sugaring in Connecticut, past and present, human and wild!

  • Program Fee: $10 per person, $15 per family
  • Pre-registration is required. Select here to register.
  • Suitable for families and participants of all ages
  • Upon registering, you will receive a link to access this event on Zoom.

For questions, please contact Bethany at or 860-364-0520.

Presented in partnership by Sharon Audubon CenterAudubon VermontThe Institute for American Indian Studies Museum & Research CenterSharon Historical Society & Museum; and Maple Syrup Producers Association of Connecticut.

Can’t get enough maple sugaring? Neither can we. Join us for MapleFest on March 20 from 12 – 4 p.m. Pre-registration is required to reserve your time-slot.

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Bethany Sheffer
Bethany Sheffer
Volunteer Coordinator and Naturalist

Photo: Sharon Audubon Center


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