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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



See photos of my encounter with a Red Fox family in "Bonus Content" at left.

View my log of July nature sightings by clicking "diary" at left. 


Photos from first weeks of summer...

This Cliff Swallow has built a mud pellet nest under the eaves of a dairy barn. Thirty other nests also occupy the site.

Cliff Swallows also create colonies on the sides of cliffs, building and bridge abutments.

Great Crested Flycatchers  are forest cavity nesters. Normally, their cavity is a hole in a tree
(perhaps used previously by woodpeckers). In this case, the birds found a nesting box placed at the edge of the woods.

On the shore of Seneca Lake in upstate New York, this Purple Matin lover has created quite the condo complex for his favorite birds. Here, he reaches into one gourd-shaped apartment to extract young. He'll check them for mites, botflies and other parasites.

By mid-August, this helpless nestling will be winging its way toward wintering grounds in Brazil.

Martins often produce broods of five, such as this one. Their human provider places insect-repelling cedar shavings in each cavity for nest material.

This was a first, after 35 years in my house: a Painted Turtle walking across the lawn. In late spring and early summer, these colorful turtles briefly leave their watery homes to lay eggs on land.

Photos by Rick Marsi
All rights reserved.


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

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