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.

Little Tom Mountain

Little Tom is part of the ecologically important Mount Tom Range and was acquired in 2002 by the Trustees of Reservations. It and the forests and open fields of the former ski area have become part of the 2,500 acres of conserved open space that protects habitat and provide recreation. Adjacent to Mt. Tom State Reservation, Little Tom offers exploration and learning. For program events, contact Josh Knox at TTOR.

013littletomThis image is a rendering of an original photograph captured by Bill Finn the morning after the freak heavy wet snow storm of Oct. 29, 2011.


Little Tom, Harry







This image, also of Little Tom, was taken from a vantage point at the far end of Whiting Reservoir by Harry Craven in the early fall of 2014.

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