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.

Estuary Life Trail

The day started gray overcast with the promise of winds and rain.  Wanting to get some obersvations in before the day fell apart, my big year collaborator and I took a drive out to Starrigavan to walk the Estuary Life … Continue reading

Posted in daily, photojournal | Leave a comment

Dim Day

Today was one of those where cars had their headlights on at midday. With rain and wind, it was an inspiring day to stay inside, but I wanted to get at least three observations in, plus I had a couple … Continue reading

Posted in daily | Leave a comment

Wet Weather Returns

The weather was just the sort that inspires one to hang out in a warm dry house.  Overnight temperatures only slightly above freezing combined with the frozen ground a bit of precipitation left streets and sidewalks coated in a treacherous … Continue reading

Posted in uncategorized | Leave a comment

Cooperative Creeper

After getting the report of a Virginia Rail at Swan Lake, I decided to take Connor and Rowan down there to look around.  We had the lake mostly to ourselvesas we walked to the upper end to check out the … Continue reading

Posted in birding, daily, photojournal | Leave a comment

Virginia Rail

The following report came in to the Sitka Birds email List from Serena Wild today: “Thought you all might be interested to know that there is a Virginia Rail at Swan Lake. I live up at the very end of … Continue reading

Posted in birds | Leave a comment

Late Afternoon Skies

Winds today were down significantly from yesterday. It did get a bit breezy in the afternoon, but there was nothing going on like had been at Silver Bay yesterday. I went for a walk mid-day, then checked out the sunset. … Continue reading

Posted in daily, photojournal | Leave a comment