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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


View"Thoughts on Pelicans" with photos, by clicking "Bonus Content" at left
View Rick's log of December nature sightings by clicking "Diary" at left.
Some photos from the archives...

I spend time each year on the coast of South Carolina. Here are some favorite shots from that area.

By Late February, Hooded Mergansers are in full courtship mode. Males fan their crests, jerk their necks back and utter a grunting to impress females.

Most Red Knots winter far south of the United States, but some stay in South Carolina. This bird has shed its reddish breeding plumage for more subtle winter feathers.

These white-tail bucks are looking at a group of people walking down the beach. When the people passed, the deer walked out of the dunes to the surf line, where they walked in the foamy water for a several minutes.

Cedar Waxwings get their names from the Atlantic Red Cedar, or juniper, berries they love eating. 

One of the first flowers to bloom in South Carolina, and one of the prettiest, is its state flower, Yellow Jessimine.

Ospreys are found around the world, including along the South Carolina coast. Seconds after I took this photo, my subject flew off to the top of a power pole to finish its meal.

Caw Caw County Park near Kiawah Island, SC, is a stronghold for the uncommon Red-headed Woodpecker. 
Photos by Rick Marsi

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