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.

Caramel Looper (Autographa corusca)

Although the identity is yet to be confirmed, I’m reasonably confident the moth pictured here is the Caramel Looper (Autographa corusca). In Southeast Alaska it has previously been reported from Ketchikan. This record (presuming it is correct), may be the … Continue reading

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Mite

By mite standards, this one was probably pretty big. After all, I could actually see it and most species are microscopic. That said, I could only just see it, and it approached the lower limits of what I might try … Continue reading

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Sea Sac (Halosaccion glandiforme)

When I was young, there were many occasions I spent playing down on the beach between Totem Park and the Sitka Sound Science Center. Although I saw many things, there are not too many that I remember noticing and/or being … Continue reading

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Fledgling Ruby-crowned Kinglet

A late June trip to the bird viewing platform at Starrigavan was good for seeing some young birds. Among them was this juvenile Ruby-crowned Kinglet. One of at least 4 or 5 begging kinglets scattered throughout the trees, I initially … Continue reading

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Starrigavan Crepuscular Rays

Today’s weather was brought to us by a low pressure center that had moved south along coastal BC. At least if I understand what the forecast discussion was saying, we were getting a bit of the wrap around with clouds … Continue reading

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Giant Green Sea Anemone (Anthopleura xanthogrammica)

Recently we visited Magic Island (out at Halibut Point Rec) during a low tide and I took advantage of the opportunity to photograph some of the more obvious tidepool denizens which, for whatever reasons, I had not really spent much … Continue reading

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