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.

View from Totem Park

The mixed weather continued today with brief sunny breaks punctuating otherwise mostly cloudy skies with occasional showers. On a walk to the park this morning, sunlight shining down through the clouds made for some dramatic lighting on the hills and … Continue reading

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Remains of Sea Star?

I’ve been hearing about sea star wasting disease for a year or two, mostly in the context of it devastating some populations along the west coast of Washington, Oregon, and California. However, there has been on-going monitoring for it here. … Continue reading

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Stormy Weather

Yesterday was a very pleasant one following Friday’s storminess. Today it was back to gales (50+kt winds out at the buoy). Today’s weather actually seemed pretty dramatic at times, with strong winds and downpours broken up by dramatic clouds framing … Continue reading

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Starrigavan Creek

We went out to Starrigavan to walk the estuary and see if any birds had been blown in by the weather (windy and wet – though temperatures were back up near 60). There were several thrushes (robins, varied, and hermit) … Continue reading

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Cooling Off

After increasingly unseasonal highs of 60F, it finally has started to cool off in the past couple of days. With yesterday afternoon’s dusting of snow and this morning’s frost, it seems like we’re finally headed into more fall-like conditions. Much … Continue reading

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Morning Light

As they days are getting shorter, I’m finding the sun lower in the sky each week on my way to class. This morning clouds dominated, but there were a few breaks, including one that allowed filtered sunlight through back over … Continue reading

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