Observations from Rwanda: December 10, 2022

Fishermen on Lake Kilimibi, where the marsh joins with Lake Gaharwa near the Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture (RICA). October 16, 2022.
Grasshopper on a cassava plant, on the peninsula between Lakes Kilimbi and Gaharwa. October 16, 2022.
First Year RICA students learning carpentry skills, building poultry houses. October 21, 2022.
Learning basic carpentry. October 21, 2022.
Local cows headed to graze near Kagasa Village, near RICA. October 23, 2022.
RICA students enjoying a performance during Open Mike night – October 27, 2022.
Red-Chested Cuckoo. This bird is seasonal, and not around RICA all year. It often likes to ‘sing’ very early in the morning, sometimes going on for long periods with its repetitive call, which is much less musical than most birds at RICA, such as those you hear in the background. December 4, 2022.
First Year students of RICA building temporary fences for soon-to-arrive day old chicks. September 23, 2022.
Students and a dairy technologist milk early in the morning in RICA’s newly finished dairy enterprise milking parlor. December 5, 2022.
Members of RICA’s traditional dance troupe, Ingangi, perform during Cultural Night on campus. December 1, 2022.
A Fan-Tailed Widowbird on the RICA campus, perched on a Lantana bush. December 10, 2022.
Fan-Tailed Widowbird coming in to land. December 10, 2022.
Fumigating for bats at the RICA Campus Center. December 10, 2022.
Teresa and I with most, but not all, of RICA’s faculty during a retreat at Lake Muhazi. December 3, 2022.

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