I now work at Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos, an NGO that works with youths at social risk. I’ve been here for almost three months, although I will talk about the NGO itself in a later post. However, I have written about it before. Watch this space.
The Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos Santa Fe Ranch is 36 kilometres due north east of Tegucigalpa, on the road to Olancho. It’s very dry, with rolling hills of pine trees, although some folk in surrounding towns are hell bent on burning these trees to use the land for other means, burning up the atmosphere and leaving a dirty feeling in the air. Not in the ranch though. It’s kept fresh and beautiful, preserving nature, making it a lush environment for children to grow up in. You can see colourful birds thriving, as well as insects, just like the fella in the below photo.
We found the fella in the office this morning, and I’m calling it Tigs due to the Tiger like stripes. I think it’s a type of grasshopper or cricket, although I’m no David Attenborough and I’ve not idea if he or she bites. If there are any entomologists reading, maybe you can enlighten me (or us).
Tigs is now outside in a grassy area. He looks happy. Although I’m no expert in grasshopper emotions either. Either way, he’s back in his own environment with loads of nosh.