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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.
PHOTOS OF THE WEEK
Slide show, "Spring Wildflowers", available in "Photo Galleries."
These Spring Beauties Are More Common Than You Think.
Almost any mature forest that mixes hardwoods and evergreens in the Northeast will host a Black-throated Green Warbler. Look up - they like to stay high - and key in on the black throat.
A leafy woods with few evergreens is home to the Rose-breasted Grosbeak. Listen for rich, whistled notes that sound like a robin, but are a bit quicker and more diverse.
The Blue-winged Warbler is NOT a forest bird. Instead, it prefers brushy areas, second growth and forest edges. Listen for its distinct buzzy song.
Another bird that stays high in leafy forests is the Scarlet Tanager. More common than you think! Listen for hoarse phrases, like a robin with a sore throat.
Photos by Rick Marsi
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