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 Day

It was a lovely spring day today, though I did not end up spending much time out and about enjoying the weather. Last night I was up until after 2am taking pictures of northern lights (which hopefully I’ll get posted … Continue reading

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Hybrid Duck

A couple of days ago I got a second hand report of a hybrid Northern Pintail x Mallard down at Totem Park. I did not find it while I was down there then, but while taking a short walk this … Continue reading

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Graupel

Spring graupel, already starting to melt We’re nearing the end of the graupel season, as the weather warms up and moves into late spring and early summer, it seems like it’s less and less likely to see graupel fall. I … Continue reading

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Feeling Like Fall

Today had the feel of fall to me. I think it was a combination of things, starting with the heavy cloud layer that kept the brightness of the day more at a gloomy level than I’ve become accustomed to in … Continue reading

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Two Canada Geese

This past winter a flock of geese could be found out at Starrigavan. As best I could tell, they were all Canada Geese, though some of them seemed distinctly smaller than others. The picture above shows two of the mis-matched … Continue reading

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Graywacke Imprints

Recently I noticed some interesting imprints in the graywacke at John Brown’s Beach. As best I can tell, something that was formerly there is no longer there, and that something was different than the rest of the rock. Perhaps it … Continue reading

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