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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.

Hope and Hardship for Canada Geese on Sligo Creek

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.

Mama Goose 2021 Takes High-Risk Gamble on Sligo Creek

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

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?

Discordant Notes

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.

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.

Stacy Menendez:

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.
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.

A Herondipitous Start to the New Year

Won-ok and I saunter toward the Sligo Creek woods on the first...

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!

Who Stole My Gully?

Hard rain and stormwater runoff can produce dramatic landscape changes overnight. Check out our videos that show a Sligo Creek gully before and after rain.

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