Explore By Season

Our posts grouped together by season — starting with winter of 2020 and moving to spring, summer and fall.

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.

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!

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.

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!

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!

Cooper’s Hawk

It’s always a thrill to catch a glimpse of these avian hunters – Cooper’s hawks. We spotted this one by accident in the Sligo Creek woods.

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.

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!

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.