About NeVar and NeVara

NeVar and NeVara are Common Ravens, known for being one of the most intelligent of birds.  Yes, these images are cartoon characters but be sure to take their purpose seriously. They, like all the plants and animals of the Range, inspired the creation of this website. Their participation in telling the Mount Tom Range Story helps promote awareness of the entire range. They urge you and your family and friends to view all this website's pages. Visit the range as often as you can. Get to know its trails, flora and fauna. Spread the word that preserving the Mount Tom Range largely as undeveloped open space is in everyone's economic and ecological best interests.

For more about the Common Raven, log on to Cornell School of Ornithology at:

Got animal, bird, reptile, plant, objects of note, etc. to share? E-mail with a short description to nevar13@comcast.net.

About exploring the Mt. Tom Range

Exploring the Mt. Tom Range is a labor of love, a non commercial public service website.  This site does not represent the views of any federal, state, or local public agencies or private organizations –including mountain range landowners.  The site’s mission is to promote awareness and preservation of the entire Mt. Tom Range largely as undeveloped open space.

The Mt. Tom Range is all about who we are and what we value.  Consider these points:

1. Largely an open space island in the hard of the population center of Western Massachusetts.

2. Home and habitat to diverse plant and animal life.

3. A passive recreational resource and therefore an economic asset to Holyoke, our four abutting sister cities, as well as the Pioneer Valley and beyond.

Click on the pages to your right for points of interest. 

Get to know the Mt. Tom Range, its history, geography, ecology, its passive recreational uses.  Recognize the range for its impact on the quality of life for you, your family, the families of our future.