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Mama Canada Goose Incubates Eggs – Then Disappears in the Middle of the NightMama...

We watched this Mama Goose add layers of warmth and protection to her nest, push the eggs around with her beak, and yank loose some greenbrier. See video!

Raccoons Attack Mother Canada Goose in the Middle of the NightMama Goose Part 2

Raccoons sneak up on a mother Canada goose in the middle of the Sligo Creek night. What happens next? Check out our latest wildlife video to find out!

Bambi Brigade Meets Mama Goose!Mama Goose Part 3

Part 3 of our ongoing Mama Goose Series captures some lighter moments of life in the woods. Check out these heart-warming scenes of deer meeting geese.

Pondering Water Cycles on the Northwest Branch Trail

Eye On Sligo Creek intern, photographer and environmental science major Michael Petrizzo shares his thoughts on water cycles, natural selection and more.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cooper’s Hawk

It’s always a thrill to catch a glimpse of these avian hunters – Cooper’s hawks. We spotted this one by accident in the Sligo Creek woods.