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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.

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!
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 Great Blue Heron Goes Out On A Limb At Wheaton Regional Park

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

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!

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.

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...

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.

Mama Goose 2021 Takes High-Risk Gamble on Sligo Creek

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

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.

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?