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For the past three decades, Rick Marsi's name has become synonymous with excellence in the following fields:

 

  • Visually stunning slide programs on nature and travel
  • Guided nature walks that educate and inspire
  • Professionally escorted nature tours in the USA and beyond

 

Purchase Rick's books and photos, hire him as a speaker for your next meeting or special event, or engage him to lead you on a guided nature walk.

Available for sale here now...

Rick's new book of nature

essays, "Log Cabin Year",

48 Reflections from Our

Seasons Past with illustrations

by Jan Mars

Price reduced to $19.95

Click on the book cover to view sample pages

 

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK

See photos of my encounter with a Red Fox family in "Bonus Content" at left.
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View my log of June nature sightings by clicking "diary" at left. 

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Photos from June...

White Admiral Butterflies lay their eggs on the leaves of aspens, oaks and willows. Caterpillars then feed on the leaves. These trees are called the butterfly's "host plants."


Blue Flag Iris grows on the muddy banks of rivers I kayak in June. It is a native plant.


I photographed this Spotted Sandpiper on the shore of a lake where several islands provide nesting possibilities.


Snapping Turtles leave water in June to dig nests in soft soil nearby. Homeowners sometimes find them doing so in well-tilled flower beds.


Bobolinks need open meadows for nesting habitat (see below). They are one of the first birds to leave us in the fall. Wintering grounds are in Argentina.


Bobolink Meadow. Once any woody shrubs start to grow here, they will abandon the location.


This White-tailed Deer fawn bedded down at the base of a red maple for six hours. Then, probably hearing its mother call, it stood up and trotted deeper into the woods.

Photos by Rick Marsi
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