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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.

Stacy Menendez:Bigger Than Us

For Stacy Menendez, experiencing "things bigger than me" is part of the allure of Sligo Creek. Many people find a certain spirituality among the trees.

Join Us Sunday, April 5 at 10 a.m. For a Virtual Walk In The...

Join Eye On Sligo Creek's Chris Lancette and Won-ok Kim on Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 10 a.m. Eastern time for our first-ever Facebook Live broadcast!

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.

Weed Warriors Young and Old Repel Invasive Species on Sligo Creek

I spent a recent Saturday morning volunteering with the Montgomery Parks Weed Warrior Program to combat invasive species along Sligo Creek. I loved it!

A Guy Riding His Bike Gets Hit By An Owl And …

A man is enjoying a perfectly good bike ride ... until an owl causes a bicycle crash. This is his story, with some tongue-and-cheek ranting by yours truly.

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.

Gulping Down MemoriesA great day for a great blue heron – and for humans

A great blue heron, "Norm," makes a spectacular entrance at the ol' Sligo Creek water bar, catches a fish and washes it down with some frosty cold water.

Dan Treadwell: All Heart

Dan Treadwell’s heart stopped. Doctors grabbed a crash cart and shocked his heart back into action. What fueled his recovery? Biking on Sligo Creek.

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.