Forest Journal: Bobcat's visit dramatizes species' resurgence in NH
Apparently done entertaining workers at the Conservation Center in Concord, a visiting bobcat heads toward the parking lot. (STEVEN JUNKIN)
It really was much more exciting: A bobcat sauntered around right outside our office here at the Concord neighborhood home of the Conservation Center. It climbed up the hill that rises above the conserved floodplain of the Merrimack River and hunkered down for a while in our garden area in full view of our staff. Then it walked around the building toward the front door and parking lot.
If our building were a raft, we would have nearly tipped over several times, given all the weight concentrated first on one side, then another as we moved en masse to whichever window provided the best view.
All the enthusiasm shows how rare it is to see a bobcat. Many staffers here spend lots of time out in the woods but either had never seen one or had just one other bobcat-sighting story. My only other sighting was, ironically, just two weeks ago at my home in Sanbornton.
In his 2013 book, "The Once and Future World," J.B. MacKinnon makes a case for changing our relationship to nature so that we can gain back some of the wildness that once existed. He argues that we live in a world that is a faint echo of the teeming life that was once here, that 90 percent of the diversity of life that once existed on earth has been lost.
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