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:

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Eyrie House Ruins

010eyriehousNamed Mt. Nonotuck in 1858 by Professor Hitchcock of Amherst College, the Eyrie House Hotel complex rose on its summit in 1861, expanding to 30 guest rooms with amenities including promenades, pavilion, picnicking, croquet field, lookout tower, and walking paths. A 1901 fire destroyed the complex. This image is of a foundation for an expansion never completed.  In 1905 the Reservation purchased the property.  The area can be reached via the New England National Scene Trail and via an unimproved road during special events.