Happy New Year? No. Happy Heron Year!

Incredible luck greeted us for a second consecutive New Year's Day. Forget Happy New Year. Let's make it Happy Heron Year!

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.

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!

Gulping Down MemoriesA great day for a great blue heron – and for humans

A great blue heron, "Norm," makes a spectacular entrance at the ol' Sligo Creek water bar, catches a fish and washes it down with some frosty cold water.

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.

Lake Artemesia Mural Brings Even More Nature to Life

This Lake Artemesia mural is a gift that keeps on giving. It beautifully captures life on the lake -- putting a smile on my face every time I see it.

Orion Shines Brightly, Connects Me to the Divine

The Orion constellation has been a huge part of my life from childhood through middle age. It is my portal to the divine and a source of inspiration.
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.

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.

Discordant NotesGeese musicians jam in the woods, ugliness screeches backup

The beauty of listening to Canada geese in concert gets marred by sight of pollution in Sligo Creek. The good news is that we can stop pollution at its source.