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.

Warm Sunshine

I was interested to note that back in 2007 on this date I noted that it seemed as though the amount of daylight had suddenly jumped to noticeably longer days. I had a similar feeling today. When I was getting … Continue reading

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Morning Walk to Totem Park

I spent some time down at Totem Park this morning. I had hoped to get a picture of the Spotted Sandpiper that’s been around this winter, but by the time I arrived (a little before 9am), the tide was already … Continue reading

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Pigeon Remains (a mystery)

When I got back from class this morning, Connor asked me if I had seen the pigeon under the porch. I had not, and so went to look with him. Sure enough, there was a pigeon carcass laying there under … Continue reading

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Kill Site Under the Porch

When I got home from class this afternoon, Connor excitedly relayed that he had just scared a Sharp-shinned Hawk from under the porch. He seen pigeon feathers outside and wanted to check them out, so he stepped outside on to … Continue reading

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Slime Mold

While working on my photos from a couple of days ago, I noticed some interesting looking structures near the orange polypore. Of course I hadn’t noticed them at the time (in my defense, they were small), but I now wish … Continue reading

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Gavan Trail

Although I was not feeling especially motivated, the weather was still pretty decent, with partly cloudy skies giving way to overcast as the morning wore on, so I told Connor and Rowan that we would go up Gavan Trail to … Continue reading

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