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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


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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



Listing of June sightings in "Diary"
Click on a feature at left - "Bonus Content" - for a look at more spring photos
Photos Taken June 15 - 23, 2017

A Wood Thrush singing its flute-like song. Reddish head and nape, plus bold spots on the breast, differentiate it from other forest thrushes.

While I was photographing a Yellow Warbler, this doe watched me for five minutes without twitching a muscle.

In this photo, you can just see the the dab of red "sealing wax" on a Cedar Waxwing's wing that gives it its name.

Look carefully, and you'll see this Ruffed Grouse's bill is open. She's calling softly to round up her chicks. We unintentionally interrupted them as they were crossing a forested dirt road. Everyone scattered, and now it was time to reassemble the troops.

The Least Flycatcher's "che-bek" song is unique to the bird world. Another unique feature: the white eye ring that serves as an excellent field mark.

I heard one Brown Thrasher singing, but when we stopped to check it out, we discovered a pair keeping company in a brushy field.

Photos by Rick Marsi
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