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.

Termination Dust

This morning marked the first class of the fall semester for me. Unlike past semesters when my classes were stacked up to make very busy Tuesdays and Thursdays, I will be teaching Tuesday through Friday from 8am-10am. It’s still two … Continue reading

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Rainy Day with Termination Dust

After no success yesterday when I tried to get a photo of the new snow on Bear Mountain (which I had seen reported on Facebook), I made another attempt today. Conditions were more variable, with large squalls moving through bringing … Continue reading

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Raven Radio Show #87 – Kitty LaBounty

Download Radio Show The 23 August show featured a conversation with Kitty LaBounty. We talked about an upcoming fungus talk and mycopigment workshop that occurring as part of the Natural History Seminar series, and also about her travels to Adak … Continue reading

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Migration and Weather

A few years ago I started watching the Biorka Island radar for signs of migration (my first post on the subject from back in 2009), and although I’ve not gone through and made careful notes, my sense of things is … Continue reading

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Straying Sockeye Salmon

A couple of days ago while on a walk up Indian River trail, I noticed a red salmon in Indian River. I was not completely sure at the time, but it sure looked like a sockeye salmon, presumably one that … Continue reading

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Raven Radio Show #86 – Jonathan Goff

Download Radio Show The 9 August show featured a conversation with Jonathan Goff. My brother and I spoke about tracking, some of the ways he’s practiced it, and some of our experiences around Sitka with tracking. If you have questions … Continue reading

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