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Explore By Season

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

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...

A Little Laziness in the Animal Kingdom?Black vultures rely on turkey vultures

Some animals may just be lazy. Take the case of the black vultures, which lack a sense of smell. They find food by waiting for turkey vultures to locate it.

Raccoons Attack Mother Canada Goose in the Middle of the NightMama Goose Part 2

Raccoons sneak up on a mother Canada goose in the middle of the Sligo Creek night. What happens next? Check out our latest wildlife video to find out!

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!

Bambi Brigade Meets Mama Goose!Mama Goose Part 3

Part 3 of our ongoing Mama Goose Series captures some lighter moments of life in the woods. Check out these heart-warming scenes of deer meeting geese.

Reflecting On One Rotund Raindrop6 Poems About a Mighty Drop of Rain

Reflecting on one rotund rain drop that fights with all of its might to avoid crashing to the ground, I offer six poems about rain falling on Sligo Creek.

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!

Mama Canada Goose Incubates Eggs – Then Disappears in the Middle of the NightMama...

We watched this Mama Goose add layers of warmth and protection to her nest, push the eggs around with her beak, and yank loose some greenbrier. See video!

Wildlife and WatershedsA look at Sligo Creek through an environmental science lens

Take a look at Sligo Creek's wildlife and watersheds through an environmental science lens. This essay focuses on daffodils, deer, and stormwater runoff.
Stellar & Jackie

Jackie and Stella: Adopting A Home

Jackie Haymon turned to Silver Spring, Maryland, and Sligo Creek for a perfect new home for her and her shelter-rescued dog.