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.

Starrigavan Estuary

After the steadier rain of Wednesday, Thursday’s pattern shifted to more showery conditions. As the day went on, the sun broke through a few times, but the trade off was especially heavy showers at times. This lasted into the night, … Continue reading

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Rainy Beaver Lake Loop

I woke this morning to the sound of wet weather – rain drops on the roof, and cars driving on wet roads. Rain continued through much of the day – with the forecast for more to come into the weekend. … Continue reading

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A Break from Sunny Days?

Another sunny day with sea breezes during the day. At least I’m guessing it was sea breezes. Tthe overall wind pattern for the broader area showed light winds, and the day started calm (with frost on the ground), but wind … Continue reading

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Starrigavan Loop

This Sunday’s outing was a walk of the Starrigavan Recreation area foot trails. Starting from Old Sitka parking lot, we walked the Ben Grussendorf (Forest and Muskeg) trail, around the Estuary Life Trail, and then the Mosquito Cove look. All … Continue reading

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Afternoon Sprinkles

It’s been remarkably nice spring weather the past few days, with plenty of sunshine and reasonably warm temperatures (in both cases by Sitka standards, at least), but today started overcast, and the clouds thickened until it started raining a bit … Continue reading

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Sitka Nature Show #154 – Brian Buma

Download Radio Show The April 8th show featured a conversation with Brian Buma, assistant professor at University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau. We spoke about his research investigating how landslides (an landslide prone areas) affect carbon cycling at the landscape level … Continue reading

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