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.

Red-necked Stint in Taylor Bay

While up in Elfin Cove this past week, my field partners (Kent and Kitty) and I had a chance to get out with Steve and Debbie from Elfin Cove to visit Taylor Bay (across Cross Sound from Elfin Cove). We … Continue reading

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Hermit Thrush Conversation

Today I spent much of the day out birding with Allison Nelson (who was motivated to come to Southeast Alaska because of her work with Hermit Thrushes wintering in the bay area), and her husband. In her work with geolocators, … Continue reading

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Rainy end of May and start of June

May ended up wetter than normal (7+ inches compared to an average of 4.4 inches of rain). However, almost 6 inches of that fell during the first week of the month, so overall the bulk of the month seemed to … Continue reading

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Gavan ibuttons

The Gavan ibuttons were overdue for a data download, so a friend and I spent the better part of the morning on a walk to take care of them. The weather was pleasant for walking, light overcast with comfortable temperatures. … Continue reading

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Starrigavan Valley

While my dad was here for a short visit, I thought it would be interesting to go up to see the Starrigavan landslide with him. Overcast skies hung over the mountain tops, but we did not experience any significant rain … Continue reading

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Evening at Swan Lake

Yesterday was a fairly wet day, and I did not get out too much. Today started that way as well, though by early evening, the clouds had started to break up and the sun came out. I spent some time … Continue reading

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