Bobcat Small Journal
The following description appears on the inside cover of your small journal.
The bobcat is a shy and evasive creature known for its fierceness and agility as a hunter in the wild. Adults have a dark spotted tawny brown coat, long legs, and a handsome cat face. Their small ears have short ear tufts and their bobbed tail is striped with a tip that is black on top and pale underneath. Their head and body measure btween 25 and 30 inches; the tail adds another 5 inches to its length. Full grown they weigh between 15 and 35 pounds.
These cats make their homes in hollow logs, rock crevices and overhangs, blending in with their environment to keep themselves hidden. They have adapted well to the swamps, forests, and deserts of North America. Bobcats are solitary animals and hard to see in the wild but their populations are healthy.
Bobcats can teach us to be alone without being lonely, to trust in our own senses and that true power and stength can be found in silence.
artwork by Linda Matusich
text by Kara Jean Hagedorn/Anne Sierigk