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.

Solar Eclipse

For a while it appeared that we would not see much during today’s partial solar eclipse. However, about halfway through the event around the maximum extent of the moon’s coverage of the sun, the clouds started breaking up and I … Continue reading

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Rusty Blackbird

Yesterday I received a call from Stan about a different looking bird that had visited his driveway on Lakeview Drive late that morning (before being chased off by Steller’s Jays) as well as around the same time the day before. … Continue reading

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Fall Birding

Today’s highlight was seeing a Rusty Blackbird after getting a report that it had been around a local neighborhood yesterday and today. It’s only the third one I’ve seen here (that I can recall), and the first since November 2008. … Continue reading

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Sunny Fall Day

Although I had quite a bit going on with a planning call for a new call series (that starts tomorrow), I took a little extra time to walk to language class. It was a sunny warm day, but given that … Continue reading

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New Snow on Mountains

Snow levels dropped again a bit. I always enjoy the way the first snows of fall bring out the textures in the cliffs and steep slopes of the mountain peaks. As the season progresses and snow gets deeper, smoothing out … Continue reading

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Underground Water Flow

This entry is part of 3 in the series Starrigavan Slide

This entry is part of 3 in the series Starrigavan SlideRowan provides some scale as I tried to document the water coming out of the slope cut by the washout of the landslide. It’s a little harder to see the … Continue reading

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