Maple tapping means spring is on its way
Before the April showers and the May flowers, the sap starts running in the trees. It may not be as visible as tulips sprouting or puddles forming on the ground, but it's a sure sign that warmer weather is on its way.
"It's a harbinger of spring. When you get the sap running, it's springtime," Red Wing Environmental Learning Center field instructor Brad Nagel said.