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 Marsi

Click on the book cover to view sample pages



A few photos from mid-April...

Eastern Towhees only visit my feeder upon arriving in early spring, when natural food still is scarce. Since this bird's arrival, I have only heard it try to sing "drink your tea" once, and that effort was a poor one.

A trip to Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge near Seneca Falls yielded this photo of a Greater Yellowlegs in breeding plumage. This bird will move on to nest in northern Canada.

Also at Montezuma, I photographed a male Northern Shoveler doing what it does best: shoveling. It's actually pushing it's spatula-shaped bill through the water to strain out and swallow small food particles.

My favorite April flower is not a wild one, although I have planted hundreds in my forest. These daffodils were knocked down by snow, so we had to salvage them for the kitchen window sill. Had to?
New photos of Flicker, Hermit Thrush and Fox Sparrow added to Spring and Summer Songbirds in "Galleries"
"Log Cabin Year" is now available at the following retail outlets: RiverRead Books and Roberson Museum Shop, Binghamton; Buffalo Street Books, Ithaca; Waterman Outdoor Ed. Center, Apalachin; Riverrow Books, Owego; Tanglewood Nature Center, Elmira and Wild Birds Unlimited, Big Flats Commons, Elmira. 
Photos by Rick Marsi
April, 2016
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