Category Archives: environment

ONLY 60 SPOTS LEFT IF YOU WANT TO JOIN THE ROUGE PARK ANNUAL JANUARY BIRD COUNT

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Sign up if you want to join in with Parks Canada/Toronto Zoo re RougeĀ  13th Annual Bird Count, January 1oth- rouge@pc.gc.ca

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Domestic Cats Take Their Toll…

According to a recent study in the United States domestic cats kill 684 million birds and 1.2 billion mammals per year in that country.

The study found that brightly coloured cat collars helped give the birds a little more early warning from a stalking cat. Inside’ cats posed no threat to anything outside.

Read the whole story in Conservation Magazine!

Noonan’s Weekly Hike in the Rouge

Kite wire removal...

Kite wire removal…

Fungus in mid-December

Fungus in mid-December

Partially drained pond at dam end.

Partially drained pond at dam end…

Pond in Beare Wetlands

… in Beare Wetlands

Careless kite flyers should remove their kite wire, as these hikers last week did after finding this strung between trees at a height dangerous for birds.

The Beare wetlands pond was partially drained for inspection…

Photos by hike leader Larry Noonan

Coyotes in Rouge Park…?

Eastern Coyotes living in nearby Altona Forest can easily move into Rouge National Urban Park or any other adjacent area…

Check out the attached video from Jay & Natasha.

 

 

13th Annual Bird Count in the Rouge

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You can join the 13th annual bird count in the Rouge on January 10th, 2016. Email rouge@pc.gc.ca for details of this joint program with the Toronto Zoo and Parks Canada.

It’s fun!

Question of the Minister in the Ontario Legislature re holding up Rouge Park

NR – Ontario Government Needs to Rouge Arnott Stop Holding up Creation of Rouge Natio…

From Friends of Rouge Park to Minister McKenna

Rouge Minister McKenna Rouge National Urban Park – Letter to Hon. Catherine McKenna Nov. 2015

 

ENCOURAGING THE NEW FEDERAL MINISTER OF THE ENVIRONMENT TO PUSH TOWARD…

The Swollen Rouge

The Swollen Rouge

…THE COMPLETION OF THE ROUGE NATIONAL URBAN PARK PROGRAM