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 #122 – Kitty LaBounty

[Audio clip: view full post to listen]Download Radio Show The January 8th show featured a conversation with Kitty LaBounty. We spoke about recent weather and other observations, the Sitka Big Year project we are collaborating on, and upcoming seminars in … Continue reading

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Wind and Water in Silver Bay (part 1)

I was pretty excited to watch the wind and water interact in Silver Bay, so I wanted to get a couple of videos I shot posted sooner rather than later. I’ll write more and post it with the pictures and … Continue reading

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Blustery and Brisk

The outflow event began today, with blustery winds and chilly temperatures. Fortunately the brunt of the wind does not hit my house, but I did notice there were some strong gusts occasionally. I am not sure what the reason for … Continue reading

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Afternoon Walk and Sunset over Sitka Sound

Continuing the pattern of recent days, I ventured out after lunch to see what I could find. Today’s hoped for species were Bohemian Waxwings and a White-throated Sparrow.  I decided to walk up the Baranof Street connector to the Cross … Continue reading

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The Estuary Life Trail out at Starrigavan can be treacherously slippery during cold weather, but the relatively high humidity and lack of direct sunlight (the valley bottom and most of the estuary is in the shade of Harbor Mountain this … Continue reading

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Airport Observations

Today gave me reason to consider the baseline level of effort I want to give to the big year project. With work calls and other work tasks to take care of, I didn’t have as much time outside, and with … Continue reading

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