Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) provides science-based knowledge to meet the environmental challenges of the 21st century. SERC leads research on coastal ecosystems—where the land meets the sea—to inform real-world decisions for wise policies, best business practices, and a sustainable planet. Part of SERC’s mission is to inspire citizens to embrace sustainable stewardship of the Earth and, by engaging the public, get one step closer to that mission. SERC’s campus has trails and programs where visitors can drop in to learn or just enjoy the natural world. Explore the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center on their website.

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Plants to Monitor

Want to help? It’s easy. Choose from the plants below and track when they flower, leaf out or set seed. 

American beech
Fagus grandifolia
American holly
Ilex opaca
Eastern redcedar
Juniperus virginiana
Flowering dogwood
Cornus florida
Mockernut hickory
Carya tomentosa
Red maple
Acer rubrum
Sassafras albidum
Lindera benzoin
Liquidambar styraciflua
Tulip poplar
Liriodendron tulipifera

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