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!

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.

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.

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.

A Herondipitous Start to the New YearWild yellow eye leads to launch of new...

Won-ok and I saunter toward the Sligo Creek woods on the first...

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.

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.
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.
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!