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The bobcat is a medium-size cat, and is a proficient hunter, stalking its prey with patience and stealth. Much of its diet consists of rabbits and rodents, but the bobcat is not particular when it comes to choosing its next meal.
Bobcats are found in a wide range of terrestrial environments, including mountains, forests, and deserts. Their coats can range in color from beige to brown, with dark spots and stripes. Tufts of fur on the tips of their ears, and short bobbed tails, help distinguish bobcats from other felines. Bobcats are mostly nocturnal and live in solitude, finding dens in caves or rocks. They mark their territory with their scent. In the wild, bobcats can live more than 12 years.
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Nationally-known illustrator Nancy Stahl used photographs of bobcats as the basis for her highly stylized design. The bobcat’s golden eyes and pink nose make a striking contrast with its fur, rendered in shades of brown. Stahl has created illustrations for several stamp issuances, including Florida Panther (2007), Dragonfly (2008), and Dolphin (2009, reprint 2011), designed in a similar graphic style. Her illustration for the Save Vanishing Species semipostal (2011), featured a portrait of an Amur tiger cub.
The Bobcat stamp is being issued as a 1-cent stamp in rolls of 3,000.
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Heads up, animal lovers! The new one-cent Bobcat stamp will be issued tomorrow in San Marcos, Texas—home of the Texas State University Bobcats.
These bold, vibrant Bobcat stamps will be available in rolls of 3,000. They’re a great way to get use out of all those 44-cent stamps you have lying around! The First Day of Issue ceremony will be held at the San Marcos, Texas, Post Office at 301 N. Guadalupe Street. The dedication will begin at 11 a.m. We hope you’ll join us tomorrow to celebrate the bobcat!
Mark your calendars! The new 1-cent Bobcat stamp will be issued one week from today in San Marcos, Texas.
Illustrator Nancy Stahl used photographs of bobcats as the basis for her highly stylized design. The bobcat’s golden eyes and pink nose make a striking contrast with its fur, rendered in shades of brown. We just love that face!
The 1-cent Bobcat stamp is being issued in coils of 3,000 at a price of $30.00. You can now!
Check back here soon for more details on the time and location of the ceremony. We hope to see you there!
In the spirit of springtime, we’ve decided to cap off National Wildlife Week with a look back at the four 2007 Pollination stamps. The stamps’ intricate design echoes and emphasizes the ecological relationship between pollinators and plants and hints at the biodiversity necessary to ensure the future viability of that relationship.
Pollination—the transfer of pollen within flowers, or from one flower to another of the same species—is the basis for fruit and seed production. Insects and other animals, such as birds and bats, provide pollination services for the majority of the world’s food crops and flowering plants. In turn, the plants provide their pollinators with food and other nutrients in the form of energy-producing nectar and protein-rich pollen. Many plants also serve as hosts for the larvae of insect pollinators.
Populations of some animal pollinators appear to be declining. Over the past few decades, scientists and growers—farmers and orchardists, as well as backyard gardeners—have all noted this downward trend. As a result, many concerned organizations and individuals, along with some government agencies, are working to encourage pollinator research, education, and awareness. They are also developing conservation and restoration projects aimed at ensuring measurable and documented increases in the numbers and health of both resident and migratory pollinating animals.
Many things can be done to help promote the health and vitality of pollinator populations. Among them are: planting flower gardens that provide a continuous succession of blooms throughout the season and utilize native plants; using nontoxic methods to control pests and weeds; protecting nontarget organisms such as pollinators from inadvertent exposure to pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, and other chemicals; and setting aside and protecting habitats suitable for wild pollinators.
Pollination is a partnership, and the interlocking design of the Pollination stamps reinforces the interconnectedness of nature. Strengthening that connection is one goal of The Pollinator Partnership, an outreach program of the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC), a cooperative conservation partnership of more than 120 organizations and individuals working across North America to support pollinators. The U.S. Postal Service and NAPPC recognize the importance of plant/pollinator relationships.
Thanks for sharing National Wildlife Week with us. What kinds of wildlife would you like to see on a future stamp? Let us know in the comments.