Watch NaVar’s video stories

Click in each page's link to NeVar to watch him tell stories about the Mt. Tom Range, particularly the Mt. Tom Area. He is the mascot and spokesperson for this website’s extensive stories.

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Ravens have been followers of our kind for all of recorded history and are a rich part of our folklore. To Native Americans ravens are revered noble spirits: intelligent, adaptable, sociable.

And so the common raven was chosen to tell the story of the Mt. Tom Range and why the ridge that makes up the spine of Holyoke, Massachusetts, should be preserved largely as undeveloped open space.

Listen to audio file below:

Who is NeVar and NeVara?

Nevar© and his mate NeVara© are a not so common raven pair. Together, they have become the mascots and narrators for this website.

Ravens were chosen for their intelligence, sociability and adaptability. They have been companions to humankind for all of recorded history and are a rich part of our folklore. To some ravens are evil. To others they are revered as noble spirits. And so ravens were chosen to tell the story of Mount Tom and why the ridge that makes up the spine of Holyoke should be preserved largely as undeveloped open space.

Should you have skills in animation, graphic arts, audio and video recording, photography, voice-overs, research, law, and would like to help tell the story of the Mt. Tom Range, please leave a comment under Recent Posts.

Links

In addition to these websites there are numerous relevant sites you are encouraged to share the web address of.  Please add them to Comments under Recent Posts.  Thank you much in advance.

Berkshire Chapter, Appalachian Mountain Club, amcberkshire.org/
Holyoke Water Works, http://www.holyokewaterworks.org/
Holyoke Gas and Electric, http://www.hged.com/
Holyoke Boys and Girls Club, www.hbgc.org/
Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, mass.gov/dcr/
Massachusetts Fish & Wildlife, www.fws.gov/northeast/currentevents.html
Mt. Tom Range land owners and abutters got to Holyoke.org, easthampton.org, town.southampton.ma.us, cityofwestfield.org
Natural Heritage and Endangered Species, mass.gov/dfwele/dfw/nhesp/nhesp.htm
Mt. Tom State Reservation,  mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/region-west/mount-tom-state-reservation.html
Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge,  fws.gov/r5soc/
Trustees of Reservation, thetrustees.org
New England National Scenic Trail: www, nps.gov/neen/index.htm • or at  http://newenglandtrail.org/get-on-the-trail/map