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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.

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.
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!

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.

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.

A Howling Good Time at The Garden of Lights at Brookside Gardens

Good things come to those who wait-- including this great blue heron on the Sligo Creek. We often spend hours watching herons hunt for meal. Their patience is incredible. The sight never gets old. Check out the feast this heron enjoys today

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.

Chubby Little RobinFour poems about a rotund robin

Here are four little haiku poems about a chubby little robin that hopped around our backyard. Do you write nature poems? We'd love to publish them!

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.

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!