Category Archives: environment

City of Toronto approves Rouge Draft Management Plan

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Toronto Draft Management plan

Vulture

 

Noonan’s Hike in Woodland Park in the Rouge June 1st

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Comfrey

Comfrey

St John's Wort

St John’s Wort

Staghorn Sumac Flowers

Staghorn Sumac Flowers

Milkweed

Milkweed

Oxeye

Oxeye

Night Shade Bittersweet

Night Shade Bittersweet

Parks Canada Change at the Top

Parks Canada and Rouge National Urban Park is  losing its dedicated CEO with the retirement of Alan Latourelle, and great friend of the Rouge.

Daniel Watson is taking on the job of CEO, PARKS CANADA AGENCY, and we look forward to working with him as we move ROUGE NATIONAL URBAN PARK to its more complete configuration.

Good luck in your retirement after 32 years of distinguished service and commitment, Alan, and thanks for being a great friend of Rouge Park.

Sunset in Beare Wetlands

Sunset in Beare Wetlands

Wednesday’s Hike in Rouge Park

Baltimore Checkerspot Female

Baltimore Checkerspot Female

Baltimore Checkerspot Mating

Baltimore Checkerspot Mating

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Dragonflies doing their thing

Dragonflies doing their thing

Angelica

Angelica

Angelica

Angelica

Cow Parsnip

Cow Parsnip

Cow Parsnip

Cow Parsnip

Milkweed

Milkweed

Beetle on a Daisy

Beetle on a Daisy

Grey Tree Frog in the Rouge

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Grey Tree frog sitting on a ‘frog sound recorder’.

Noonan’s Wednesday Hike in the Rouge

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Comfrey

Comfrey

Night Shade Bittersweet

Night Shade Bittersweet

Purple Flowering Raspberry

Purple Flowering Raspberry

Bullet Fern

Bullet Fern

Iris

Iris

Jack-in-the-Pulpit

Jack-in-the-Pulpit

Metalic Green Bees

Metalic Green Bees

Mourning Cloak Butterfly

Mourning Cloak Butterfly

Teasel

Teasel

Wild Rose

Wild Rose

Red Clover

Red Clover

Join Larry Noonan and his weekly crew each Wednesday for a stimulating hike through the wilds of Toronto and Markham- it really is wild. larrynoonan@rogers.com

Click on the copy bar at top for a full description of flowers, etc., encountered this week.

Supporting the Completion of Rouge National Urban Park

Controversy still surrounds the continued unwillingness of the Ontario Provincial Government to honour its commitment to transfer the Ontario-owned Rouge Park lands to the Parks Canada Rouge National Urban Park program.

It is an absolute that  environmental protection under Parks Canada is and will be far superior to anything the province is able or prepared to do (essentially nothing at this point-in-time).

Parks Canada has a world-wide reputation for public lands protection and many other jurisdictions use Parks Canada standards as a benchmark for their own!

The lands already formally part of Rouge National Urban Park are already being re-habilitated, and protected from poaching, vandalism and other misuses. And the Class 1 farmlands within the Park boundaries are guaranteed protection from development and other undesirable purposes. These will continue to be farmlands!

We should all ask our Provincial representative why is the Province stalling on honouring its commitment…or call Premier Wynne to ask her directly…416-325-1941, or kwynne.mpp@liberal.ola.org

Dragonflies creating the next generation in Rouge Park

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Noonan’s hike the ROUGE this week

Alfalfa

Alfalfa

Birds foot trefoil

Birds foot trefoil

Buttercup

Buttercup

Daisy

Daisy

Daylilly

Dog Strangling Vine

Fleabane Cedar

Fleabane

Iris

Iris

Milkweed, food and home for the Monarch Butterfly

Milkweed, food and home for the Monarch Butterfly

White Campion

White Campion

Yarrow

Yarrow

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Goats Beard

Goats Beard

Some interesting flora during ROUGE DAYS at BOB HUNTER PARK

Anemone

Anemone

Forget-Me-Nots

Forget-Me-Nots

Wild Ginger

Wild Ginger

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