Wednesday, October 4, 2023

A Point Arena Bobcat Amidst the Dry Grass—A Dispatch From Mendonoma


The following is an article written by Jeanne Jackson for her blog Mendonoma Sightings where she documents the wildlife, the land, and the waters of our coast.

Mike Reinhart’s beautiful image of a bobcat in the midst of dry grass

Bobcats, the cat with tufted ears and short, bobbed tails can sometimes be seen in grassy meadows. Mike Reinhart spotted one looking at him through the grasses at the Point Arena-Stornetta Lands.

Fun Fact: the markings on a Bobcat’s coat are unique to itself, just like our fingerprints!

Thanks to Mike for allowing me to share his photo with you here.

The weather is…well…it’s perfect! Yesterday Humpback Whales were seen. There are quite a few Humpbacks off the Mendonoma Coast right now. By the beginning of November they will be migrating southward and we won’t likely see them until next summer. Get to a bluff near you!

How Can You Support the Efforts of Mendonoma Sightings?

  • Buy Jeanne Jackson’s book Mendonoma Sightings Throughout the Year here. The 270-page, full-color documentation of our coast’s beauty would make for a great gift or coffee table conversation piece.
  • Jeanne Jackson has also written two children’s books: Sunny Loves Spring on the California Coast and Sunny Loves Summer on the California Coast. These playful children’s books were written to instill within children a love of nature. Jackson will be publishing the other two seasons this year. Those books can be purchased at http://sunnylovesnature.com/
  • Check out Craig Tooley’s incredible photography of our coastline here. Buy some prints of his photos, get them framed, and bring the Mendonoma coast home.
  • “Follow” and “Like” the Mendonoma Sightings Throughout the Year Facebook page for direct access to Jackson’s dispatches of life on Mendonoma.
  • If you have your own Mendonoma Sighting, contact Jeanne Jackson at mendonomasightings@gmail.com to submit your narrative and photograph so she can document the experience.
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  1. Wow, beautiful, thanks for this! It’s almost as if the bobcat knows how beautiful he/she looks sitting there in that dry grass, lol! And thanks for the tip on the humpback whales. We saw some spouting last time we were over there but did not know what kind we were looking at!

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