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.

Golden Algae (Chromophyton rosanoffii)

Back in 2007, my brother and I noticed a mysterious golden sheen under a stump along Mosquito Cove trail. Some years later, the mystery was resolved, but until this week I had still not observed the golden sheen again. A … Continue reading

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Mosquito Cove Loop

Originally I had hoped to head up Harbor Mountain and walk to the south slope meadow for a picnic lunch with Connor and Rowan. Those plans changed when we got to Harbor Mountain road and found a sign saying it … Continue reading

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Earthquake

I arrived home this afternoon after a brief trip to Seattle to visit family and bring my kids back from a month-long visit with their grandparents. We all had things to take care of, so did not take much advantage … Continue reading

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Sitka Nature Show #109 – Sue Karl (Part 1)

[Audio clip: view full post to listen]Download Radio Show The 26th of June show featured the first part of a conversation with Sue Karl of the USGS. She was in town to give a talk on the geology of Baranof … Continue reading

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Red-necked Stint in Taylor Bay

While up in Elfin Cove this past week, my field partners (Kent and Kitty) and I had a chance to get out with Steve and Debbie from Elfin Cove to visit Taylor Bay (across Cross Sound from Elfin Cove). We … Continue reading

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Sitka Nature Show #108 – Allison Nelson

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Download Radio Show The 12th of June show featured a conversation with Allison Nelson, who recently had a paper published about breeding areas of Hermit Thrushes that winter in the San Francisco Bay … Continue reading

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