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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 October nature sightings by clicking "Diary" at left.
Photos from October...

Golden leaves of a Sugar Maple on the banks of the Chenango River in Central New York.

Flickers are the only woodpeckers we regularly see on the ground. This one does not have a black "mustache," making it a female.

They're on the ground because they feed on ants as one of their main food items.

We've had a bumper crop of hawthorn berries this fall, and the robins are eating them up.

Hundreds of migrating robins pass through my yard each October, feeding on berries as they make their way to wintering grounds in the southern states.

It won't be long before the Green Herons here are off to southern wintering grounds.

Winterberry, or Swamp Holly berries, stay on their host plants after all the leaves have fallen. By early November, you'll be able to see them easily as they stand out at the edge of wetlands and other wet places.

Photos by Rick Marsi
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