This Place: Cedarvale Ravine with Adrian Tenney

For some of us it’s a nearby bit of forest, where we wander past old, familiar trees, enveloped by the calls of birds and the ethereal strands of memory. For others the local park, with benches tucked in the midday shade, watching squirrels make preparation for winter. But wherever this place is, chances are you have one that’s special to you.

For Adrian Tenney it’s Cedarvale Ravine. “The Cedarvale Ravine made me want to get as close to nature as I possibly could. Only a few minutes away from the house where I grew up, I would spend hours interacting with the ravine’s endless bounty of untrimmed trees and choruses of insects, learning how to be confident in my independent exploration, and to cherish the constant revelations it provided.” Let Adrian make you At Home with the Infinitely Unpredictable Cedarvale Ravine:

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A very special thanks to Adrian for allowing Toronto Field Naturalists to publish this wonderful celebration of Cedarvale.

The Toronto Field Naturalists wish to acknowledge this land through which we walk. For thousands of years it has been the traditional land of the Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississauga of the Credit River. Today it is still the home to many Indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to be on this land.