Welcome to Rick Marsi Online

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

 

View "20 Bird Photos" by clicking "Bonus Content" at left
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View Rick's log of August nature sightings by clicking "Diary" at left.
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PHOTOS OF THE WEEK
THE NATURE OF LATE JULY/EARLY AUGUST

A Black Swallowtail uses its hose-like proboscis to siphon nectar from a Purple Coneflower.


This juvenile Ruby-throated Hummingbird is about to plunge into a Trumpet Vine flower for nectar.


The plunge is on.


Monarchs lay their eggs only on Milkweeds, but they drink nectar from many flowers, including this White Coneflower. 


My small garden pond attracts many birds during hot weather. Here, a Mourning Dove enjoys a bath.


Soft landing by a juvenile Red-bellied Woodpecker.


Showy Asters in our perennial bed attract a thirsty Tiger Swallowtail.


All these sunflower seeds create a turf battle between a Red-bellied Woodpecker and Blue Jay. The woodpecker holds its own.

Photos by Rick Marsi
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