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The heart of Eye On Sligo Creek, this section includes powerful essays and long-form reporting mixed with videos, audio, photography, poetry and more.

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.

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!

Savoring Sligo Creek On A Rainy DayWednesday brings sweet rain, wildlife extravaganza for the...

A rainy Wednesday creates unexpected opportunities to sense Sligo Creek in a whole new way: we savor a magical afternoon featuring a wildlife extravaganza!

Sligo Creek Cleanup Brings Blessings From Above

Our plan was to give up our time to aid a Sligo Creek cleanup, but we quickly found that we received so much more than we gave.

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...

A Guy Riding His Bike Gets Hit By An Owl And …

A man is enjoying a perfectly good bike ride ... until an owl causes a bicycle crash. This is his story, with some tongue-and-cheek ranting by yours truly.

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.

Hope and Hardship for Canada Geese on Sligo CreekFor a local colony, and one...

For a colony of Canada geese on Sligo Creek, and one nesting Mama Goose in particular, life is filled with unending drama, tragedy and triumph.

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!