Category Archives: environment

Hiking the Rouge, January 13th, 2016

Neither rain, nor sleet nor snow...

Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow…

It's a beautiful day in the neighbourhood...

It’s a beautiful day in the neighbourhood…

They are a hardy bunch aren't they...

They are a hardy bunch aren’t they…photos by hike leader Larry Noonan

A ridge too far...

A ridge too far…

...a winter wonderland

…a winter wonderland

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NOONAN’s December 30th Rouge Park Hike

Poison Ivy Berries

Poison Ivy Berries

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Racoon tracks in the snow

Racoon tracks in the snow

Rabbit tracks in the snow

Rabbit tracks in the snow

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Deer tracks in the snow

Deer tracks in the snow

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Busy Beavers-Noonan’s December 16 Rouge Park hike

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An Albino Mallard

An Albino Mallard

Salmon Heading Upstream

Salmon Heading Upstream

Beaver Dam

Beaver Dam

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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

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.