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.

New England National Scenic Trail

The New England National Scenic Trail (NET), formerly the historic Mattabesett, Metacomet, and Monadnock (M-M-M) Trails, is a 215-mile trail route has been in existence for over half a century. Its two branches travel through 39 communities in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

The route is a showcases of classic New England landscapes, vistas, rural towns, agrarian lands, unfragmented forests, and  river valleys. The trail also travels diverse ecosystems and natural resources: trap-rock ridges, mountain summits, forested glades, vernal pools, lakes, streams and waterfalls, Native American and colonial historical landmarks.

Principal stewards are the Connecticut and Berkshire Chapters of the Appalachian Mountain Club.

Map courtesy of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission and the Berkshire Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club