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.

Bioluminescent Firewood

Two unremarkable chunks of split cedar destined for a fire But look again – something strange is going on. It’s not photoshop tricks, just a long exposure in a dark room with a bit of fill flash I recently was … Continue reading

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Revisiting John Brown’s Beach

I went for a relatively quick walk around the park this morning. I didn’t find anything new there except a fruiting Polyporus sp (that hopefully I can get identified to species at some point). I stopped by castle hill to … Continue reading

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Leucistic Eurasian Collared-Dove

Earlier this week I got an e-mail from Liz McKenzie with some attached photos of a very white dove that had started visiting her feeding station with a Eurasian Collared-Dove. At first I thought it was a leucistic Eurasian Collared-Dove, … Continue reading

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Spring Thunder

My first Black-legged Kittiwake of the year I took a brief walk around Totem Park. On my way there I enjoyed hearing some rolling thunder, a couple of times I even saw a flash from the lightning that preceded it. … Continue reading

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Palm Warbler – First Record for Sitka

I was walking around the park this morning while my son Connor was taking care of their pet lizard at his mom’s. He called to tell me he had seen a strange warbler while over by her place and was … Continue reading

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John Brown’s Beach and Rising Wind

I rose this morning and was somewhat surprised to see blue skies, though unlike yesterday when I ventured out, it was not a soft and subtle transition from blue to gray overcast. Instead, there were intense looking clouds over the … Continue reading

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