A Few Angiosperms from Kidepo
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A Few Angiosperms from Kidepo

Kidepo National Park in northern Uganda is really a place for the bigger, more charismatic organisms, like lions and elephants and giraffe and things.  However, it had an interesting selection of shrubbier flowering plants with inflorescences that were typically small and very close to the ground.  The fruit of that star-shaped purple solanaceous flower is … Continue reading

Yardwork
Addis Ababa / Photos

Yardwork

During most of the day I share my living space with a lively group of Ethiopian welders and engineers.  Its their job to design, build, and test prototype versions of low-budget irrigation equipment for rural farming.  Presently, this equipment includes manual well drills and a few different kinds of groundwater pumps.  We have a small … Continue reading