Larry Noonan Takes Senator Oh on a Tour…

…of the southern part of what will become Rouge National Urban Park.

The Senator has spoken aggressively on behalf of and has championed the’Park’ cause in Ottawa…

Yellow-Shafted Northern Flicker in Altona Forest

The unique flicker photographs were sent to Larry Noonan by a forest visitor for us to share. Great shots, and thank you!

Long Time Scarborough Councillor and Rouge National Urban Park Activist Passes

Ron Moeser, Scarborough Councillor and for many years a valuable part of the ‘Friends of the Rouge National Urban Park’ team has passed away. Ron was early into the Rouge National Park Project and was part of the team that lead ultimately to the park becoming a reality.

Visitation: Friday, April 28, 1-4 PM and 7-9 PM, at McDougall & Brown Scarborough Chapel, 2400 Kingston Road

Service: Saturday, April 29, 10 AM, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Highland Creek, 200 Morrish Road (Old Kingston Road). Interment Christ The King Cemetery, 7770 Steeles Avenue East

The funeral procession will travel through Rouge National Urban Park as a special tribute to Ron and his family’s efforts in  ‘The Rouge’.

How do Birds Know When To Migrate?

Audubon has an article by Kenn Kaufman explaining how birds know when to migrate Back in February, unseasonably warm temperatures swept over much of North America, buds began opening on trees, and flowers began to bloom weeks early. Naturally, birders began to ask: Will our migratory birds come back earlier, too? That question doesn’t have […]

via How Do Birds Know When To Migrate? — Natural History Wanderings

March 19th Hike in the Rouge, with Larry Noonan and Group

Bufflehead Ducks

Geese Reflections

The Hikers

IT Intro Filmed Here

Balancing Act

Red Wing Blackbird

Woodpecker Sap Sucker Holes


Pileated Woodpecker holes

Pileated Woodpecker holes

These peckers must have been hungry!

International Migratory Bird Day- MAY 13/17

Participate with the Toronto Zoo & Parks Canada (Rouge National Urban Park) on International Migratory Bird Day, Saturday, May 13, 2017 in one of several bird-related programs:

CONTACT-      -416-392-5960

or- Parks Canada-



Wednesday, April 5th Rouge Hike With Larry Noonan