Posts Tagged ‘Lynx’


What am I sappy cat blogging?

February 19, 2016



Lynx by Raymond Barlow via Daily Timewaster.

Nice kittie.


What am I sappy cat blogging?

February 21, 2014


A walk on the wild side with a post about lynx – large, secretive, ear-tufted members of the cat family.

“The lynx is a solitary cat that haunts the remote northern forests of North America, Europe, and Asia. Lynx are covered with beautiful thick fur that keeps them warm during frigid winters. Their large paws are also furry and hit the ground with a spreading toe motion that makes them function as natural snowshoes.

These stealthy cats avoid humans and hunt at night, so they are rarely seen.

There are several species of lynx. Few survive in Europe but those that do, like their Asian relatives, are typically larger than their North American counterpart, the Canada lynx.”

Ref: National Geographic

lynx5Map shows where lynx are found.

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What am I sappy cat blogging about this week?

August 17, 2012

We often talk about the Dog Days of Summer, but August 17 marks the beginning of Cat Nights, which come with wonderful stories about witches and their cunning ways.

The Farmer’s Almanac describes Cat Nights:

The term “Cat Nights” harks back to a rather obscure old Irish legend concerning witches and the belief that a witch could turn herself into a cat eight times, but on the ninth time (August 17), she couldn’t regain her human form. This bit of folklore also gives us the saying, “A cat has nine lives.” Because August is a yowly time for cats, this may have prompted the speculation about witches on the prowl in the first place.

In addition, there are a number of feline constellations in the night sky at this time – Leo Major, Leo Minor and the Lynx all appear.  More here at

Leo Major