About NeVar


In the future this website's mascot and spokes-raven, NeVar, will tell stories about the Mt. Tom Range, particularly the Mt. Tom Area.

Ravens have been followers of our kind longer than recorded history and are a rich part of our folklore. To Indigenous 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.

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.

013littletomImages courtesy of friends of the Mt Tom Range.

Little Tom, Harry