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.

Bear Mountain from Indian River Mouth

Connor refound the dark-mantled gull this morning and was able to get better photos of it. With those photos it was possible to confirm that it was a Slaty-backed Gull, rather than a Western Gull. Both are unusual for Sitka, … Continue reading

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WhaleFest Cruise

It was fortunate that the winds were mild enough this morning that the annual Food Web fundraising cruise was still a go. Drizzle and cool breezes were not enough to put a damper on the excitement of the folks who … Continue reading

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Spring Continues

Picture from yesterday along Halibut Point Road Yesterday it was quite nice out. I did not have a lot of time to get out and about, but my kids and I went back out to Halibut Point Rec to see … Continue reading

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Diving Ducks

Herring season continues, though the activity has primarily been away from town. I heard there would be an opening this afternoon which might be at least partly visible from town. As it turned out, the opening was only barely visible … Continue reading

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Wood Duck

Spring-like conditions continued today, though it was not as sunny as yesterday. Overcast skies this morning did break up enough to let the sun shine through. I enjoyed the warmth of the sun on my skin while out checking on … Continue reading

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Yard Plants

Snow was down to nearly 2000 ft on the mountains this morning. Given the chill in the air, I shouldn’t have been surprised when I noticed it had dropped even lower later in the day. I don’t think there’s much … Continue reading

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