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.


Trumpet Lilly, left
Neutral soils, rock outcrops and high ledges, open meadows and dense tree and ground cover, numerous wetlands and vernal pools, makes Mount Tom prime habitat for a diversity of plants and animals. The Trout Lily shown here, is an example of perennials that blossom in early spring. In contrast are old growth trees, one if which was the largest Hemlock in New England until high winds and interior decay led to its fall.  A four-plus foot wide slice taken from forty feet up is on exhibit in the Nature Center.  Animals include:  Bear, beaver, deer, coyote, fox, fisher, porcupine, mink, otter. Turtles, fish, snakes and an extensive list of birds including hawks, falcons, vultures, and the very intelligent Common Raven.  Photo courtesy of a friend of the Mt. Tom Range.