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.

Leaf Miner

Last week on a walk, I noticed a foamflower (Tiarella trifoliata) leaf with some leaf miner sign. A closer look revealed the pupa still in the leaf, so I collected it to see if perhaps I could learn what the … Continue reading

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Rain Avoided

Rain on the roof last night as I went to sleep seemed like a portent of heavy rains today, given the forecast. However, I woke this morning to quiet. When I looked outside, it was cloudy, but whatever rain had … Continue reading

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Overcast Before the Rain

I headed out to class at 8 this morning under uniform overcast skies. The cloud deck was high enough that none of the mountains were obscured, though an interesting pile of clouds was draped over Mt. Edgecumbe throughout the day. … Continue reading

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Termination Dust

This morning marked the first class of the fall semester for me. Unlike past semesters when my classes were stacked up to make very busy Tuesdays and Thursdays, I will be teaching Tuesday through Friday from 8am-10am. It’s still two … Continue reading

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Rainy Day with Termination Dust

After no success yesterday when I tried to get a photo of the new snow on Bear Mountain (which I had seen reported on Facebook), I made another attempt today. Conditions were more variable, with large squalls moving through bringing … Continue reading

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Raven Radio Show #87 – Kitty LaBounty

Download Radio Show The 23 August show featured a conversation with Kitty LaBounty. We talked about an upcoming fungus talk and mycopigment workshop that occurring as part of the Natural History Seminar series, and also about her travels to Adak … Continue reading

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