Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Yesterday, a bunch of journalism students interviewed me. They had all worked in the field for years, but were taking a one weekend intensive class to learn about new technology. Here they are in the shade on a hot day at the UC Botanical Garden getting started on the project. That is me in the pink shirt, getting interviewed. Intense! So many questions so fast! But I think I did alright. After the interview, documented in audio, video and stills, we went for a walk in the garden. Not that many butterflies were out, and since it was hot, they were flying fast. But I did find some caterpillars, and after all, that is what it is all about. Here I am with a pipevine swallowtail caterpillar, talking about it in another interview. Andy showed them his beautiful specimen jars, which they thoroughly enjoyed. I think that they learned a lot and really enjoyed the day. I hope the web page they do is flattering! After the interview, we had a short break, then we did a film showing. Before the film, Andy showed his specimens to the film-goers, and again, they were greatly enjoyed. The audience was great. They enjoyed the film and asked me to clarify some of the info afterward. It was a great day and now I get to relax.