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


Acorn Contest!
These Red Oak acorns have fallen on my deck over the past couple weeks. How many are in the jar? It's 8 inches high by 7 inches wide. E-mail me your one guess at rmarsi@stny.rr.com or from the contact page on this site
. Winner gets signed copies of Wheel of Seasons and Log Cabin Year, my two books of nature essays. Winner announced here on Oct. 26.
PS - Read my column about these acorns in the Oct. 26/27 editions of the Ithaca Journal (Saturday), Binghamton Press and Elmira Gazette (Sunday).


Please Note!
I previously wrote here that admission is free for my upcoming slide presentation of "Last Wild Tigers of India" on Monday, Nov. 11 at 1:15 p.m. Location: Phelps Mansion Museum, Court St., Binghamton.
That is incorrect. There is a $5 admission fee.


"Caught in Flight" photos in "Bonus Content" at left.

View Rick's log of October nature sightings by clicking "diary" at left.
It's in full swing throughout the United States. Here in the Northeast, keep an eye out for these colorful migrants...

Black-and-white Warblers migrate from northeastern forests to winter in Central America and Northern South America.

In summer I see Chestnut-sided Warblers singing in brushy, overgrown meadows filled with young hardwood trees. In fall they migrate to Mexico and Central America.

Rose-breasted Grosbeaks winter throughout the tropics, from the Caribbean to Northern South America.

This male Scarlet Tanager will travel from my Northeastern woodland to a tropical forest in Northern South America. 

The Monarch I observe sipping nectar from lantanas in my yard during summer will spend the winter hibernating in the mountains of Central Mexico.

The Greater Yellowlegs migrates from nesting grounds in northern Canada to Mexico, Central and South America.

In fall, Green Darner dragonflies like this female migrate 1,400 miles from New York State to south Texas and beyond.

Photos by Rick Marsi
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