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.

Spring Birds

This morning I took a brief trip down to Totem Park to check on the duck and shorebird situation. It was mid-tide (headed out), but quiet for shorebirds. I did see a lone Dunlin and 15 Black Oystercatchers were out … Continue reading

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Lengthening Days

This week the daylight seems to have caught me by surprise. I guess it’s already a month past equinox, but for some reason I hadn’t adjusted to the reality of the sun setting after 8pm. I’ve been following my patterns … Continue reading

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Spring Songs and Insects

I enjoyed the usual early spring birds songs emanating from the forest on a walk through the park this morning. There was the buzzing notes of Varied Thrush, rapid fire bursts from Pacific Wrens, short but acrobatic melodies of Ruby-crowned … Continue reading

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Yellow Cedar Sapling

A few days ago I was walking through the park and happened to notice this yellow cedar sapling. I do not know of any (other) cedars growing within the park boundary, though there could be one or more mixed in … Continue reading

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Windy Day

I woke up this morning hearing the wind blow through the trees. It was only intermittently gusty at the house, but when I was down near the water a couple of different times during the day, I saw that it … Continue reading

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Walk around Totem Park

I took a walk around Totem Park this morning to check on flowers and shorebirds. New for the season was Fern-leaf Goldthread (Coptis asplenifolia) blooming in the spot where they grow behind the maintenance area. It had been a few … Continue reading

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