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Our posts grouped together by season — starting with winter of 2020 and moving to spring, summer and fall.

Fuzzy Brown Face – And Will I Get Eaten By A Giant Frog?

The sun is going down over Sligo Creek. Is that a beaver in the retention ponds, and will I get eaten by a giant frog?

Mama Goose 2021 Takes High-Risk Gamble on Sligo Creek

Won-ok and I head down to the University Boulevard stormwater retention ponds to check in on the...

Happy New Year? No. Happy Heron Year!

Incredible luck greeted us for a second consecutive New Year's Day. Forget Happy New Year. Let's make it Happy Heron Year!

Santa Drops Christmas Gifts On The Northwest Branch Trail

Santa was overly generous on the Northwest Branch today when he gave us a bottomless bag of our favorite kind of Christmas gifts -- nature!

Hectic Holiday Timeout Offers Chance To Hang Out With A Hawk

I forced myself to slow down this morning, a deep sense pouring over me that I had fallen into the habit of...

Sligo Creek Cleanup Brings Blessings From Above

Our plan was to give up our time to aid a Sligo Creek cleanup, but we quickly found that we received so much more than we gave.

Wheaton Branch Stormwater Retention Ponds Help Keep Creek Just Right

In order for the freshwater wildlife to thrive, the water in Sligo Creek has to be just right. The Wheaton stormwater retention ponds help make that happen.

Hope and Hardship for Canada Geese on Sligo CreekFor a local colony, and one...

For a colony of Canada geese on Sligo Creek, and one nesting Mama Goose in particular, life is filled with unending drama, tragedy and triumph.

Jonna Michelle: Silver LiningsPhotographer develops memories for families on Sligo Creek

Sligo Creek photographer Jonna Michelle finds calm on the Northwest Branch, memories for families on Sligo, and silver linings in the coronavirus pandemic.

Tom Collins: IronmanSligo Creek Turns Runner Into Triathlete

Tom Collins didn't have any ambition when he began running on the Sligo Creek Trail. A series of life events, though, turned him into an Ironman triathlete.