Reveler Conservation Area

Mature Butternut at Reveler CA

Reveler Conservation Area, a 99 acre property near Crysler owned by South Nation Conservation, hosts some unusual tree species on open grass lands and forest interspersed with limestone outcroppings.  This calcium rich site is particularly notable for its populations of large Black Maple (Acer nigrum), Rock Elm (Ulmus thomasii), Slippery Elm (Ulmus rubra), and Butternut (Juglans cinerea).  This is a great location to compare Black Maple to Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum).  The Trail Map Guide also highlights birdwatching for endangered species:  Bobolink, Eastern Meadowlark, and Loggerhead Shrike.

Rock Elm at Reveler CA
Black Maple (large leaf) vs Sugar Maple at Reveler CA
Black Maple at Reveler CA (O. Clarkin). There is a similar-sized Sugar Maple nearby along same stretch of road which makes for a good comparison.