Category Archives: Nature Walks

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

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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 22nd Hike the Rouge.

May apple

Insect photography

Two science-fiction-looking insects

Close up

AUGUST 18the TASTE OF THE ROUGE EVENT