This week has largely been devoted to interviews. Leif interviewed local organic farmers Tristan and Aubyn who provided some fascinating insights into the socio-economics of organic farming, while hop farmer Sam explained some of the specific methods used for pest control. Leif is also conducting interviews for a show on bees, beekeeping and bee research in the Lillooet area.
Fraser interviewed Vivian, the President of the the Lillooet Naturalist Society on the subject of bats and bat research in the Lillooet area. He also interviewed Jacquie, co-ordinator of the Lillooet Regional Invasive Species Society - Part of the Invasive Species Council of British Columbia.
During the first week of our project we struggled with very high temperatures (daily highs around 37 degrees) and some of the heaviest concentrations of smoke (from wildfires in the Pemberton area) that we have seen in this area. This week conditions are much improved.