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.

Nature Center

Natural stone walls, a slate roof, cozy wood burning stove, the story book Visiter Center was the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. Today it is the meeting place for the reservation’s interpreter who leads scheduled nature walks. And do visit with Mount Tom’s defacto historian, Bob Schwobe and friends, as you will learn much about the history, ecology, and geology of a park that got its start nearly a 100 years ago. Nearby is Hamilton Field, the picnic pavilion, swings, trails, and, in warmer months,  portable bathrooms nearby.