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.

Sunny Day, Crescent Moon

Although the weather cleared up again today, I was busy with multiple calls for work, and only had a short time outside. In order to have a comparison for an odd Lobaria I picked up yesterday, I walked up to … Continue reading

Posted in daily, photojournal | 2 Comments

Sitka Nature Show #125 – Nick Pyenson

[Audio clip: view full post to listen]Download Radio Show The 19 February show featured a conversation with Nick Pyenson, curator fossil marine mammals at the Smithsonian. We talked about his work with whales, both ancient and more recent, as well … Continue reading

Posted in Radio Show | Tagged | Leave a comment

Sitka Nature Show #124 – Andy Szabo

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Download Radio Show The February 5th show featured a conversation with Andy Szabo, director of the Alaska Whale Foundation. We spoke primarily the Center for Coastal Conservation – a scientific field station located … Continue reading

Posted in Radio Show | Tagged | Leave a comment

Sunny Day, Bird Observations

Sun was once again the order of the day, though today the winds started to pick up a bit more than they had. The forecast is for an arctic outflow event heading into the weekend, and this seemed like a … Continue reading

Posted in daily, photojournal | Leave a comment

Sitka Big Year, One Month In

With one month down in the Sitka Big Year Project, I find my personal list well ahead of my 2012 pace. That year I had only 60 species, with all but four of them birds. In 2012, I was not … Continue reading

Posted in 2017 Big Year, daily, photojournal | Leave a comment

Lincoln Street Shore

With a little bit of snow and ice on the ground, prospects were limited for upland observations. However, Rowan had noticed a strange sounding insect earlier in the day down near the Science Center. Although she had picked it off … Continue reading

Posted in daily, photojournal | Leave a comment