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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


Read my RECENT ESSAY "Winter-sharp Eyes of a Hawk" by clicking on "Writing" at left.
View a selection of my SHOREBIRD PHOTOS, by clicking "Bonus Content" at left

View my log of March NATURE SIGHTINGS by clicking "Diary" at left.

This Fortnight's Photos by RM...
1/26/21 - One too many Downy Woodpeckers at the feeder.

1/24/21 - An Oystercatcher in flight. Oyster beds where it feeds are in background at low tide.

1/22/21 - 
This is how all terns make a living, including this Forster's Tern.

They locate a small fish and hover over it.

They fold their wings and dive to the surface.

After a big splash, they fly away with the fish they have grabbed with their bill.

From a recent trip to Coastal South Carolina. A male Anhinga calls near its nest, with a female nearby.

A flock of Black Simmers above Atlantic ocean surf and beach. Joined by a lone Royal tern.

A Tufted Titmouse in South Carolina looks like one in Central New York, but their vocalizations can be markedly different.

Home in winter. Logs are White Pine from Vermont. Warm in winter. Cool in summer.

2/13/21 - Where I live in central New York, Bald Eagles are year-round residents. Our local rivers, and their ample fish populations, provide food throughout the cold months.

2/12/21 - Ice, snow and water provide beauty in a small wooded stream at my place.

Red-bellied Woodpecker. Non-existent in the Northeast 50 years ago, this lovely bird now is a common sight along riverbanks and far up on forested hills.

I watched this Kestel hover over a stubble field before dropping quickly to the ground. Seconds later, it rose up with a grasshopper and flew to a favorite perch.

Photos by Rick Marsi
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New Brown Pelican and Willet photos added to "California Birds" - (1/16/2015)

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