Explore By Season

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

Raccoons Attack Mother Canada Goose in the Middle of the NightMama Goose Part 2

Raccoons sneak up on a mother Canada goose in the middle of the Sligo Creek night. What happens next? Check out our latest wildlife video to find out!

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!

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.

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?
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.

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?Thoughts on Hard Rains and Police on Horseback

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.

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.

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!
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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!