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.

Lonely Limpet

A lone white cap limpet (Acmaea mitra) stood out on a small rock covered dark with algae in the middle of an expanse of sand. While by no means a large sandy beach, I do not think of limpets as … Continue reading

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Sitka Nature Show #127 – Chris Whitehead and Esther Kennedy

[Audio clip: view full post to listen]Download Radio Show The 19 March show featured a conversation with Chirs Whitehead and Esther Kennedy of the Sitka Tribe of Alaska Environmental Research Lab. We talked about their work testing shelfish for toxins … Continue reading

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Rail Quest

Unable to look for the Virginia Rail after it was seen yesterday, I was prepared to dedicate some time to the effort today.  Clear skies and cold temperatures prevailed – I think it’s now been a full week since the … Continue reading

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Sandy Beach Observations

Overcast this morning soon gave way to clearing skies. Despite the overcast, there was little change from the cold temperatures that have prevailed for nearly a full week now. Although winds were light, what breeze there was felt very cold … Continue reading

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Visit to Sandy Beach

Despite overcast skies overnight, there was no real warning. As the morning progressed, the overcast thinned out from the north, and by later afternoon, mostly clear skies prevailed. I did not have much time for getting outside, but did make … Continue reading

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Walk to the Park

Curious about the temperature, I briefly ventured out of bed around 6:30 this morning. The sky was light, but the sun not yet high enough to be shining directly on anything I could see, the thermometer I have here was … Continue reading

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