Observations from Rwanda: March 10, 2022

Looking back to Lake Kilimbi on a Sunday morning bike ride. March 6, 2022.
Grey-Crowned Crane, at the Gashora Bird Watching Spot north of the campus of the Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture (RICA). January 30, 2022.
Great White Pelican. Gashora Bird Watching Spot. January 30, 2022.
White-Faced Whistling Duck. Gashora Bird Watching Spot. January 30, 2022.
RICA Second Cohort students preparing to plant vegetables in a new production field. February 11, 2022.
Hippo tracks through a field of newly planted pepper plants on the RICA campus. The papyrus marsh along Lake Kilimbi is in the background. February 28, 2022.
Maize drying on racks outside a home. North of Lake Sake, which is northeast of RICA. February 18, 2022.
Dried maize, ready to be bagged and trucked to the buyer. Nasho Irrigation Project, February 25, 2022.
RICA students, along with RICA faculty and staff, visiting with a farmer in his field at the Nasho Irrigation Project. The farmer has mulched his corn with composted corn residue, and removed weeds in a timely manner. The area in the foreground is a different farmer’s field, which is not as well managed. These are two of around 30 farmer’s fields under one center pivot irrigation system. There are 63 center pivot irrigation systems in this project, each pivot with 30-40 farmers. February 25, 2022.
Area residents stop to listen to RICA students visiting with farmers – Nasho Irrigation Project. February 25, 2022.
Termites working in a newly planted irrigated soybean field – RICA campus. February 26, 2022.
Banana trees in the foreground of a misty valley east of Lake Sake. February 18, 2022.
Black-Headed Weaver building a nest. February 26, 2022.
Black-Headed Weaver building a nest. February 26, 2022.
White-Browed Robinchat song. February 19, 2022.
Woodland Kingfisher song. February 6, 2022.

5 thoughts on “Observations from Rwanda: March 10, 2022”

  1. Thank you Richard! I enjoy your information update on RICA and especially the pictures. And of course, I love seeing the different birds! We saw Sandhill Cranes last Thursday on the way to GI. Spring must be close behind!


  2. Does the duck actually whistle? Do the termites damage the crops? Always love the pictures. Really Loved the bird songs. Thanks Richard.


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