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.

Busy Week

This week promises to be busy – it’s finals week, so I’m trying to get work graded and back, plus write tests – the big flurry of activity before grades are due. As a result, I did not spend too … Continue reading

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Returning Rain

The pattern of dry weather with plenty of sun drew to a close today. Rain was forecast for after 4 this afternoon, but it was after 8pm before enough rain started to fall that the ground got wet. Spring migration … Continue reading

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Pastel Sunset

With our rapidly increasing daylight, sunset wasn’t until nearly 8:30 this evening. It was one of those sunsets where much of the western half of the sky is illuminated in pastel pinks and purples. I especially like how the more … Continue reading

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Channel Gulls

While scanning the channel after class this morning, I noticed a dark-mantled gull in the mix. It stayed out in the middle, so I didn’t get much of a photo. Assuming it was the same bird I had watched and … Continue reading

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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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