Observations from Rwanda: August 23, 2020

An African Fish Eagle, with freshly caught African Lungfish from Lake Kilimbi. July 26, 2020.
Zinga, or Spot – adopted mascot of the Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture (RICA). July 30, 2020.
Construction progressing on the dormitory for second and third year students on the RICA campus. August 17, 2020.
Red-cheeked cordon-bleu. These are a type of finch, measuring 12-13 cm in length. The female does not have a red cheek. These are often seen feeding in flocks on the ground around our house. August 16, 2020.
Two girls walking across land recently cleared for installation of center pivot irrigation systems, looking east towards the center of the RICA campus. August 2, 2020.
Grasshopper along the peninsula trail east of the RICA campus. August 8, 2020.
RICA staff soil sampling a field newly cleared of brush, prior to planting the first crop later this year. July 29, 2020.
Bumblebee on blooming lablab cover crop, RICA campus. August 5, 2020.
Acacia trees along the RICA Spine Road at sunset. August 1, 2020.

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