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.

Verstovia Trail and Swan Lake Visit

With the forecast calling for rain, I was a little surprised to see some sunshine with partly to mostly cloudy skies this morning. As the day went on, the clouds thickened up, and we did eventually experience a pretty good … Continue reading

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Sitka Nature Show #137 – Kate Mohatt (encore)

[Audio clip: view full post to listen]Download Radio Show The August 6th show featured an encore of a conversation with Kate Mohatt. Recorded back in Fall 2014, the conversation was originally featured on a show the following summer. Kate is … Continue reading

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Change of Month, Change of Weather

After at least two months of mostly gray days, it looks like we may yet get an extended stretch of somewhat sunnier and warmer (into the upper 60s) weather. Although I have ideas about how to take advantage of such … Continue reading

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Sitka Nature Show #136 – Kitty LaBounty

[Audio clip: view full post to listen]Download Radio Show The July 23rd show featured a conversation with returning guest Kitty LaBounty, on this show we talked about learning the plants of the Sitka area (and a course she is teaching … Continue reading

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Species Count Milestone

Today I managed to surpass the total taxa count of my 1000 species attempt in 2012 (at least as measured by iNaturalist). As of today, I have 882 unique taxa for the year, with 792 identified to species. In 2012, … Continue reading

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Verstovia Trail

There was a nice mix of moths attracted to the porch light over night. None of them were new, but I decided it might be a good idea to document them (to get a better idea of when they fly). … Continue reading

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