Gulping Down Memories

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.

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!

Hectic Holiday Timeout Offers Chance To Hang Out With A Hawk

I forced myself to slow down this morning, a deep sense pouring over me that I had fallen into the habit of...
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 Herondipitous Start to the New Year

Won-ok and I saunter toward the Sligo Creek woods on the first...
A belted kingfisher darts across Sligo Creek, his wings spread wide.

Belted Kingfisher Goes Hungry on Christmas Day

Four belted kingfisher poems about a bird who could not eat because Sligo Creek was filled with pollution from a water main break.

Who Stole My Gully?

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.

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