Author Archives: matt goff

About matt goff

I am an aspiring naturalist who seeks to learn all that I can about the more-than-human aspects of this place that is my home.

Wind Across Crescent Bay

The last day of March was a bit chilly, with lows into the upper 30s and the snow level down to around 2000 feet for one of a few times this year. Last night there were some heavy rain showers, … Continue reading

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Moths and Herring Spawn

After finishing up a walk around the park this morning, I checked for moths at some of the usual spots, and was interested to find several. Most were familiar early season ones, but I did see one I couldn’t recognize. … Continue reading

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Herring Spawn

The forecast was for wind and rain, heavy at times, with 3/4 of an inch or more of precipitation. In the end, it didn’t rain so much in town, but looking at the radar as the day went on, it … Continue reading

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Odd Spruce Growth

Last year I noticed several new growths on the spruce tree in my yard where it appeared the tree couldn’t decide between regular branch growth or making a cone. I thought I had taken a picture, but I couldn’t find … Continue reading

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Scaups in the Channel

Today was a fairly full day of class and getting ready for class. This evening here was a talk about the Alexander Archipelago wolves. I thought it was interesting, and made arrangements to record a conversation with the speaker for … Continue reading

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Song Sparrow Shenanigans

When I got up it was still partly clear, but the wind was picking up and there were dark clouds moving in. Later in the day there was some rain, but not as much as I would have expected, given … Continue reading

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