Sap flows during spring celebration

The Clermont County Park District celebrated the arrival of Spring, and the much anticipated demise of Winter, with “Pancakes In The Park” March 10.

Spring is the season that the sap begins flowing up the trunks of sugar maple trees in order to nourish the buds and leaves that are starting to flourish. This is the time to collect that sap which is used to make maple syrup.

Held at the Pattison Park Lodge in Owensville and sponsored by the Bethel Boy Scout Troop #196 and the Grassy Run Historical Arts Committee, the second annual pancake breakfast was attended by more than 300 people.

“We are very pleased with the turnout,” said Chief Naturalist Keith Robinson. “We do the Pancakes in the Park breakfast as a fun way for people to follow the long process of syrup making from the tree to the breakfast plate.”