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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 Marsi

Click on the book cover to view sample pages



Join Rick on a fall foliage walk October 21 at Chenango Valley State Park. Click "Calendar" on left for details.
Listing of October sightings in "Diary"

New photos of autumn shrubs and vines in "Bonus Content" at left
Harvesting a Hen-of-the Woods Mushroom

These tasty mushrooms grow in late summer and early fall at the base of large oaks. This is a giant White Oak.

I usually take half and leave half, hoping this will assure me mushrooms in future years.

It's all edible, has great texture and imparts a nutty flavor - either on its own or mixed with other ingredients.

A simple way to prepare is to chop the mushrooms, as well as shallots, garlic and fresh thyme.

Sautee lightly in butter.

Serve with a grilled pork chop, fresh corn and a delicious ripe tomato.

Photos by Rick Marsi
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