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.

Break in the Cold

Picture of frost from last January – frost I noticed on windows during this cold snap was not so intriguing. Today the recent cold weather finally broke. I noticed the official temperature was over 30F when I checked the time … Continue reading

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Sitka Nature Show #118 – Kevin White

[Audio clip: view full post to listen]Download Radio Show The November 13th show featured a conversation with wildlife biologist Kevin White, who works with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. We talked about Mountain Goat life history and some … Continue reading

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Cackling Goose

I got a report of a couple of Sabine’s Gulls over at the airport this morning, so I decided to spend some time scanning the Channel in hopes that maybe one would end up there. There was still a pretty … Continue reading

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Stormy Seas, Lightning and Thunder

It was quite windy overnight. I imagine it’s just coincidence, but it seems like most of the strong winds this fall have come during the night time hours. Early this morning, waves were over 28 feet at the Cape Edgecumbe … Continue reading

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Birding (last day for warblers?)

A couple of days ago Lynn emailed me about coming to Sitka in hopes of catching the Cape May Warbler that I first reported last  Wednesday. She had been up in Barrow hoping for an Ivory Gull, and was only able to … Continue reading

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Cape May Warbler

As the calendar changed, so too did our uncharacteristically sunny weather change to a more typical fall pattern. The record breaking dry October (under 5 inches for the month vs. a normal of 13 inches), was replaced by overcast and … Continue reading

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