Category Archives: environment

Noonan’s Wednesday, May 8th Bird Hike in the Rouge

Barn Swallow

Robin

Morning Dove

Red-Breasted Merganser

Black Bird

Bufflehead Duck

Pond View

Turtle

Canada Goose

Yellow Warbler

What kind of lack bird is this?

House wren

Baltimore Oriole

Baltimore Oriole

Mallards

Tree Swallow

Tree Swallow

Wild Turkey

Great Crested Flycatcher

Noonan’s Feb 20th Hike in the Rouge

Dear track

Little Rouge River

Little Rouge River

Cross Country Skiing

Purcell Wagon Way

Fox tracks?

Rabbit tracks

Little Rouge River from lookout

Observation deck

Trail from observation deck

Noonan’s Feb 13th Hike in The Rouge

Larry Noonan’s look at a unique wasp species! This is Megarhyssa macrurus, a large parasitic ichneumon wasp.

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Close up

Noonan’s December 12th Rouge Park Hike, with friends

Start of Hike

Rouge River from Beare Landfill

Long Shadows on Pond

Down the stairs

Early snow

River ice

Little Rouge River

Black locust fruit

River ice

Sauriol Valley

Sauriol Creek

Bear Creek landfill road

Beare Wetlands and trail

Beare north trail

POACHING IN ROUGE NATIONAL URBAN PARK

Evidence of poachers

Hemlock reishi fungus

Hemlock reishi, or Hemlock varnish shelf, is clearly being poached as the attached photo evidences. They are safe to eat but quite woody.

Poachers will often varnish these to preserve (to sell?).

Noonan’s August 29th Hike the Rouge.

Celandine flower

Yellow wood sorrel

Jewell weed

Teasel

Puffball mushroom decaying

Chicory, fading fast

Hikers beside Little Rouge

Little Rouge- raging

Himalayan Balsam

Flowering raspberry

Noonan’s August 22nd Hike the Rouge.

May apple

Insect photography

Two science-fiction-looking insects

Close up

Noonan’s July 18th hike in The Rouge-Rouge National Urban Park

Monarch Butterfly

Woodland Rouge Urban National Park Sign

Queen Ann’s Lace

Noonan’s Wednesday, June 27th Hike in The Rouge…

Beare Wetlands, Common Milkweed

Bladder Campion

Beare Wetlands Dogbane

Beare Wetlands Pond

Alfalfa

John’s Wort

Indian Hemp

Beare Wetlands Small Pond

Wild Rose, Beare Wetlands