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Every plant tells a story. Whether you have an afternoon or a whole season, you can make an important contribution to a better understanding of changing climates. We are a national network of people monitoring plants as the seasons change.

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Douglas-fir

Douglas-fir

Pseudotsuga menziesii


First leaves of Doug-fir,
stretching out from bursting buds,
watch them come alive!

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