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.

Species Count Milestone

Today I managed to surpass the total taxa count of my 1000 species attempt in 2012 (at least as measured by iNaturalist). As of today, I have 882 unique taxa for the year, with 792 identified to species. In 2012, … Continue reading

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Verstovia Trail

There was a nice mix of moths attracted to the porch light over night. None of them were new, but I decided it might be a good idea to document them (to get a better idea of when they fly). … Continue reading

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Sitka Nature Show #135 – Derek Sikes

[Audio clip: view full post to listen]Download Radio Show The July 9th show featured a conversation with Derek Sikes, curator of insects at the Museum of the North. We talked about his work collecting (and maintaining collections) from around the … Continue reading

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Start of the Second Half

As yesterday marked the end of the first half of the Sitka Big Year project, and the weather was not super inspiring (low clouds, wet, and with a bit of a breeze), I decided it would be a good day … Continue reading

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Sitka Nature Show #134 – Kari Sagel, Jen Cedarleaf, and Kitty LaBounty

[Audio clip: view full post to listen]Download Radio Show The June 25th show featured a conversation with Kari Sagel, Jen Cedarleaf, and Kitty LaBounty. We talked about the Sitka Big Year project, how we’ve each been approaching our own efforts, … Continue reading

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Sitka Nature Show #133 – Lauren Bell

[Audio clip: view full post to listen]Download Radio Show The June 11th show featured a conversation with Lauren Bell, of he Sitka Sound Science Center. We talked about her work on various projects around Sitka Sound, with a focus on … Continue reading

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