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.

Wandering Tattler, Western Toad

It’s the views that makes all the blood, sweat, and tears of hiking Sitka mountains worth it. I’ve been pretty focused on getting through pictures from summer 2012 in an attempt to see if I made my 1000 species goal … Continue reading

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Sitka Nature Show #111 – Paul Norwood

[Audio clip: view full post to listen]Download Radio Show The 24th of July show featured a conversation with Paul Norwood, local naturalist and adventurer. We talked about his 1000 species project of 2015, an idea we’ve been discussing to do … Continue reading

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Sea Lion Remains

A little league all star tournament had Moller Field today, so there was no ultimate. After yesterday’s walk up to Indian River falls, I was not feeling too motivate to get out very far, so I decided to check at … Continue reading

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Sitka Nature Show #110 – Sue Karl (Part 2)

[Audio clip: view full post to listen]Download Radio Show The 10th of July show featured the second part of a conversation with Sue Karl of the USGS. In this part, we talked about fossils (and why they seem to be … Continue reading

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Golden Algae (Chromophyton rosanoffii)

Back in 2007, my brother and I noticed a mysterious golden sheen under a stump along Mosquito Cove trail. Some years later, the mystery was resolved, but until this week I had still not observed the golden sheen again. A … Continue reading

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Mosquito Cove Loop

Originally I had hoped to head up Harbor Mountain and walk to the south slope meadow for a picnic lunch with Connor and Rowan. Those plans changed when we got to Harbor Mountain road and found a sign saying it … Continue reading

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