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


Get registration information for my October 16 guided walk at Chenango Valley State Park by clicking on "Calendar" at left.
----------------------------------------------------------Read my RECENT ESSAY "An ode to Wilderness Fashion" by clicking on "Writing" at left.

----------------------------------------------------------View new "Life Form of the Moment" wildflower photos: by clicking "Bonus Content" at left.
View my log of August NATURE SIGHTINGS by clicking "Diary" at left.
Read about my newest slide program, "For The Love Of Wetlands" Just click on "Slide Shows" at left. 
A Selection of Mid-Summer Photos

Smoke from wildfires traveled 3,000 miles across  the country to present me with this smoky moon photo in Upstate New York. 

Wild Turkey Hen and Chick

Monarch Butterfly sipping nectar from Butterfly Weed 

House Wren sounding off to defend his territory

Garden pond frog about to give out with a twang

Loafing on some water lettuce.

Eastern Wood Pewee about to sing "pea-ew-eee"

Great Spangled Fritillary drinking from Coneflower 

Male Common Whitetail resting on rock in the garden
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Favorite RM photos from here, there and everywhere...

White Pelicans preparing to land in a tidal wetland at Bear Island Wildlife Management Area, SC.

A Brown Pelican skims over the surface of Bodega Harbor on the coast of Northern California.

One too many Downy Woodpeckers at the feeder. Central New York.

An Oystercatcher in flight over the Kiawah River, SC. Oyster beds where it feeds are in background at low tide.

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, SC. Joined by a lone Royal tern.

Where I live, Bald Eagles are year-round residents. Our local rivers, and their ample fish populations, provide food throughout the cold months.

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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