Explore By Season

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

A belted kingfisher darts across Sligo Creek, his wings spread wide.

Belted Kingfisher Goes Hungry on Christmas Day4 Poems About A Belted Kingfisher

Four belted kingfisher poems about a bird who could not eat because Sligo Creek was filled with pollution from a water main break.

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.

Jonna Michelle: Silver LiningsPhotographer develops memories for families on Sligo Creek

Sligo Creek photographer Jonna Michelle finds calm on the Northwest Branch, memories for families on Sligo, and silver linings in the coronavirus pandemic.
Okeeffe Working Hand

Relief for Dry, Cracked Winter SkinO'Keeffe's Working Hands Works!

O'Keeffe's Working Hands skin cream really does provide relief for dry, cracked hands. My fingers used to split open and bleed every winter. Not now!

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.

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!