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.

Sitka Nature Show #124 – Andy Szabo

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Download Radio Show The February 5th show featured a conversation with Andy Szabo, director of the Alaska Whale Foundation. We spoke primarily the Center for Coastal Conservation – a scientific field station located … Continue reading

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Sunny Day, Bird Observations

Sun was once again the order of the day, though today the winds started to pick up a bit more than they had. The forecast is for an arctic outflow event heading into the weekend, and this seemed like a … Continue reading

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Sitka Big Year, One Month In

With one month down in the Sitka Big Year Project, I find my personal list well ahead of my 2012 pace. That year I had only 60 species, with all but four of them birds. In 2012, I was not … Continue reading

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Lincoln Street Shore

With a little bit of snow and ice on the ground, prospects were limited for upland observations. However, Rowan had noticed a strange sounding insect earlier in the day down near the Science Center. Although she had picked it off … Continue reading

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Upper Cross Trail and down the Ravine

The Gavan Hill ibuttons were due for collection, so I decided to make my way up to them for today’s outing. Overnight, snow had fallen. While there was no significant accumulation in town, the trees on the mountains were covered. … Continue reading

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Swan Lake Sparrow, Cemetery Epiphytes

By the time I got up and going this morning, the winds  that came up overnight had significantly died down. Although there were some dark clouds, it was not a solid cover, and the sun shone through in places. I … Continue reading

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