Category Archives: Nature Walks

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

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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

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 July 11th Hike in the Rouge!

Water Hemlock

Water Hemlock

Soldier Beetle on Wild Parsnip

Wild Parsnip Look-a-likes

Wild Parsnip and Look-a-likes

Spittle Bug

Male Ebony Jewellwing

Spider with Prey

Dome Spider Web

Beetle

Hairy Woodpecker

Monarch Butterfly Egg

Chicory Flower

White Campion

Cirsium vulgate spear- Common Thistle

Purple Flowering Raspberry

Fruit Staring, Purple Flowering Raspberry

Wild Grapes

May Apple

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