BOBCATS BEFORE BREAKFAST : JOHN KULISH, HIS BOOK, AND HIS LEGACY - Reprinted on the occasion of its 50th anniversary and in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of The Harris Center, Bobcats Before Breakfast is the memoir of the trapper turned conservationist who became the first naturalist at The Harris Center. Susie Spikol and Meade Cadot from The Harris Center will discuss John’s remarkable life and legacy and read excerpts from the book. Check The Harris Center’s website beforehand for info on a possible winter tracking event afterwards in Shieling Forest.
Bobcats Before Breakfast is the firsthand account of a twentieth century naturalist, guide, hunter, trapper, woodsman who spent more than forty years living with and off the land. With grit and zeal this self-taught naturalist gathered knowledge about how animals live and shared his findings leading hikes and survival classes at the Harris Center for Conservation Education in Hancock, NH. Kulish's daily routine was to rise before dawn, get out into the woods, and track, observe, and record his findings on deer, otters, beaver, wildcats--all before breakfast. "I'm still not sure whether I learned to understand people because they are so much like wild animals, or wild animals because they are so much like people," wrote Kulish.