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.

Tree Swallow Nest

The marine stratus was in this morning, but burned off around noon. It’s kind of crazy how long this weather pattern has persisted, and the forecast continues to have it staying this way into next week. Time will tell. I’m … Continue reading

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Totem Park Walk

The marine stratus moved in early this morning, but burned off again by around 10am. Temperatures got up in the high 50s. There was a west wind through the afternoon and into the evening, but it didn’t seem very strong … Continue reading

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Verstovia Trail to the Second Viewpoint

Unlike the past three or four days, the marine stratus layer did not seem to move in over town during the night. I didn’t get an especially early start, but thought it was time to start doing some uphill travelling. … Continue reading

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Franklin’s Gull

There was a note posted on the Sitka Birds Facebook group with pictures of a Franklin’s Gull that had been in the channel. I was able to find the gull just off the ramp at UAS and get some pictures. … Continue reading

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Sunny Morning, Overcast Afternoon

Today was sunny and warm through the morning with increasing clouds in the first part of the afternoon and overcast conditions by late afternoon and into the evening. I walked down to the park this morning. There was a pretty … Continue reading

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Late Long-tailed Duck

Weather was mixed today, with sunshine this morning and gradually increasing cloudiness through the afternoon. By this evening it was basically overcast with what may have been a high marine layer that covered the mountain tops. There was a pretty … Continue reading

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