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.

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.

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?

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!

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.

Tom Collins: IronmanSligo Creek Turns Runner Into Triathlete

Tom Collins didn't have any ambition when he began running on the Sligo Creek Trail. A series of life events, though, turned him into an Ironman triathlete.
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.

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.

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.