Category Archives: Nature Walk Reports

Cedarvale Park in Winter

This is the 13th post that I have made from Cedarvale Park (also called Cedarvale Ravine). Torontonians are happy to have this wild area so close to downtown and right at the St Clair West Subway stop.

I have visited this park in January, March, July, September, October and December but this was my first February visit.

It was a windy, overcast and -5 degree afternoon for our visit.

Here is the group:

Some views of the the park:

Here is a photo from the Glen Cedar bridge in late October:

and here is how it looks in February:

Some of the botany:

Hawthorn (Crataegus)
Balsam Poplar (Populus balsamifera)
European Ash ( Fraxinus excelsior)
White-cedar (Thuja occidentalis)
Silky Dogwood (Cornus amomum)
Red Ash with ash borer damage
White Birch (Betula papyrifera)
Black Alder (Alnus glutinosa)
Cat-tails (Thypa x glauca)
Bittersweet Nightshade (Solanum dulcamara)
Amur Maple (Acer ginnala)
Red Ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

Miles Hearn