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.

Toronto Field Naturalists wishes to acknowledge this Land through which we walk. For thousands of years, the Land has been shared by the Wendat, the Haudenosaunee, and the Anishinaabe. Toronto is situated on the Land within the Toronto Purchase, Treaty 13, the traditional and treaty Lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. This territory is also part of the Dish with One Spoon Wampum, a covenant agreement between Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Wendat peoples and allied nations to peaceably share the land and all its resources. Today, the Land is home to peoples of numerous nations. We are all grateful to have the opportunity to continue to care for and share the beauty of this Land.