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



NEW! See my photos of summer butterflies in "Bonus Content" at left.

View my log of August nature sightings by clicking "diary" at left. 

Photos from September...

Monarch butterflies are migrating now, heading toward wintering grounds in the mountains of Mexico. On their way south, they feed on numerous flowers, including Lantana, a butterfly and hummingbird favorite.

Kayaking in a local wetland, here in Central New York state, I looked up to see a juvenile Bald Eagle soaring close overhead. It takes 4-5 years for juveniles to acquire white heads and tails.

Disturbed by my quiet arrival, a Great Blue Heron launches off his wetland perch with a loud "gwarrk"to emphasize his displeasure/

Eyeball to eyeball with a Leopard or Meadow Frog. Needless to say, yours truly blinked first.

This photo shows off a Painted Turtle's telltale yellow and orange stripes. I also like the turtle's webbed back foot and its reptilian scales.

I live 200 miles from the ocean, but that doesn't mean I won't encounter gulls on a river float. This is a juvenile Ring-billed Gull. Look carefully to see the black ring on the bill. Streaks on the head tell me it's a juvenile.

Mallard chicks are grown up by September, but they still like to play Follow the Leader.

Photos by Rick Marsi

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