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.

Accessibility Trail Improvements in Spring 2024

Volunteers have extended wheelchair access to the new foot bridge at the far end of Lake Bray, working with Department of Conservation and Recreation ( DCR ) officials and reservation staff, Natural Heritage, Holyoke Conservation Commission, Appalachian Mountain Club.  Because of budget constraints, DCR turned to volunteers who applied for grant funding, arranged purchase of construction materials and provided much volunteer labor. The project is an example of coming together to make the Mt. Tom Range accessible to all.  
DCR has announced that in the Spring of 2024 the Accessibility Trail will receive much needed repairs.  
Images courtesy of a friend of the Mt. Tom Range.