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.

LeConte’s Sparrow

My sunset alarm (set to go off ten minutes before sunset in Sitka each day) had just gone off when I heard my phone vibrate, indicating a text message. It was showing up as an image from Connor – unusual, … Continue reading

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Chasing Warblers

Connor saw a warbler yesterday evening along Jarvis Street that he thought was different and could be a Blackpoll Warbler. Unfortunately, he didn’t get very good photos, as his camera was focusing on the background instead of the bird. I … Continue reading

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Sandy Beach After the Rain

Substantial rain fell for the first time this month, but the clouds parted late this afternoon. I had spent most of the day at home, but needed to go to the grocery store, so I took a couple of side … Continue reading

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Shaggy Mane

The mostly cloudy forecast turned into an overcast reality, with rain starting this afternoon. In some ways it’s a bit of a relief, as it will make it easier to focus on getting some inside work done rather than trying … Continue reading

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Verstovia Trail on a Fall Day

I was a little surprised this morning to see that despite some blue sky, the sun wasn’t up over the mountains when I took the trash out at 7:30 (which I guess gives a hint at how often I’ve been … Continue reading

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Sitka Nature Show #168 – Richard Carstensen (encore)

Download Radio Show The September 30th show featured a conversation with Richard Carstensen originally recorded in spring 2014, and aired in June 2014. If you have questions or observations you want to share, please feel free to leave a comment … Continue reading

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