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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.

Lake Artemesia Mural Brings Even More Nature to Life

This Lake Artemesia mural is a gift that keeps on giving. It beautifully captures life on the lake -- putting a smile on my face every time I see it.
Green Heron

Savoring Sligo Creek On A Rainy DayWednesday brings sweet rain, wildlife extravaganza for the...

A rainy Wednesday creates unexpected opportunities to sense Sligo Creek in a whole new way: we savor a magical afternoon featuring a wildlife extravaganza!

Discordant NotesGeese musicians jam in the woods, ugliness screeches backup

The beauty of listening to Canada geese in concert gets marred by sight of pollution in Sligo Creek. The good news is that we can stop pollution at its source.

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?

Orion Shines Brightly, Connects Me to the Divine

The Orion constellation has been a huge part of my life from childhood through middle age. It is my portal to the divine and a source of inspiration.

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.

A Herondipitous Start to the New YearWild yellow eye leads to launch of new...

Won-ok and I saunter toward the Sligo Creek woods on the first...
Orange water from a potential pollution emergency flows into Sligo Creek and the retention ponds behind Kemp Mill shopping center.

Christmas Brings Beauty, Fright: Metal-Laden Torrent Pouring Into Sligo Creek

Christmas brings joy on Sligo Creek but then a pollution emergency when a torrent of chlorinated, metal-laden water rushes into the creek.

Where’s Winnie-the-Pooh?

I love looking for Winnie-the-Pooh at my favorite tree on the Anacostia River Tributary Trail System -- the Northwest Branch in this case.

Pondering Water Cycles on the Northwest Branch Trail

Eye On Sligo Creek intern, photographer and environmental science major Michael Petrizzo shares his thoughts on water cycles, natural selection and more.