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.

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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Hermit Thrush Conversation

Today I spent much of the day out birding with Allison Nelson (who was motivated to come to Southeast Alaska because of her work with Hermit Thrushes wintering in the bay area), and her husband. In her work with geolocators, … Continue reading

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Rainy end of May and start of June

May ended up wetter than normal (7+ inches compared to an average of 4.4 inches of rain). However, almost 6 inches of that fell during the first week of the month, so overall the bulk of the month seemed to … Continue reading

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Gavan ibuttons

The Gavan ibuttons were overdue for a data download, so a friend and I spent the better part of the morning on a walk to take care of them. The weather was pleasant for walking, light overcast with comfortable temperatures. … Continue reading

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