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.

Birding with Visitors

I spent much of the day birding with Bill and Eileen, birders from Australia who had a few hours in town off the cruise ship (who had contacted me some time back about going birding). I met them downtown this … Continue reading

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Summer in Spring

Although we’re still officially in spring for a while yet, today was the first day that felt more like summer. Temperatures got up into the mid-60s with clear skies. Even the sea breeze was not enough to make it feel … Continue reading

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Swamped with Spring

School stuff wrapped up last week (with final grades due), but other work and various tasks on my TODO list are still leaving me feeling a bit swamped. It’s my intention to set some better routines around keeping up with … Continue reading

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Spring Showers

Showers were on the weather menu today, some of the quite heavy. They got started last night with an especially heavy one around midnight. Most of them during the day were not too heavy, and between them the sun would … Continue reading

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Elementary School Bioblitz

Today was the second 4th grade bioblitz. I was one of the content experts, leading five groups of 5-7 fourth graders for 45 minutes talking about plants (and other things). As was the case last year, it was an interesting … Continue reading

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Busy Week

This week promises to be busy – it’s finals week, so I’m trying to get work graded and back, plus write tests – the big flurry of activity before grades are due. As a result, I did not spend too … Continue reading

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