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.

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!
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!

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.
Orange water from a potential pollution emergency flows into Sligo Creek and the retention ponds behind Kemp Mill shopping center.

Christmas Brings Beauty, Fright: Metal-Laden Torrent Pouring Into Sligo Creek

Christmas brings joy on Sligo Creek but then a pollution emergency when a torrent of chlorinated, metal-laden water rushes into the creek.

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!
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.

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.