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.

First Summit House on top of Mt. Tom

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Historically, the Mount Tom area is rich in places and events of note. Above is a image of the first hotel on the summit of Mount Tom, where President Mckinley and his wife dined after taking the Holyoke Street Railway’s cog rail train to the summit. For a more detailed historical record make an appointment to visit the 13 volume library at Mount Tom State Reservation, as well as visit the history room at Holyoke City Library. ¬†Illustration is courtesy of the web.