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News Release 12-046

Live Chat on March 15: Surprising Ecological Effects of Early Springs

Scientists will answer your questions about how early springs are putting nature out of sync

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Photo of cherry blossoms along the Tidal Basin with the Washington Monument in the background.

Because of warm mid-March temperatures, the National Park Service forecasts that the cherry blossoms of Washington DC will peak from March 24 to March 28, 2012. They usually peak around April 1.

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