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.

Windy Weather 

Conditions out at the Cape Edgecumbe buoy are fierce today. Could be worse though, the other day I saw there were 50+ foot seas south of the Alaska penninsula during a storm there. I often wonder what it would be … Continue reading

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Cloud Break

Today barely dawned at all. Officially, sunrise was a little after 8am, but the day seemed slow to rise from under the heavy blanket of clouds. These were brought in by a potent low pressure system that gifted us with … Continue reading

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Snow on Bear Mountain

Although I spent a fair amount of time watching for it during the day, I never saw the Townsend’s Solitaire (and as far as I know, no one else did either). Temperatures dropped and with all the precipitation that fell, … Continue reading

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Sitka Nature Show #119 – Andrea Pitz and Henry Hagood

[Audio clip: view full post to listen]Download Radio Show The 27 November show featured a conversation with Andrea Pitz and Henry Hagood – we spoke about some of their work and adventures, including creel surveys, snorkeling, spear fishing, and getting … Continue reading

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Middle Sister with Snow

I spent more time along old airport road hoping to see the Townsend’s Solitaire again. I only got a brief look at it on the fence at the wastewater treatment plant parking lot (thanks to Connor’s sharp eyes), but no … Continue reading

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Break in the Cold

Picture of frost from last January – frost I noticed on windows during this cold snap was not so intriguing. Today the recent cold weather finally broke. I noticed the official temperature was over 30F when I checked the time … Continue reading

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