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

 

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK

See photos of my encounter with a Red Fox family in "Bonus Content" at left.
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View my log of April nature sightings by clicking "diary" at left. 

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I will be presenting two slide shows and giving a guided nature walk in the Elmira area during April and May. Also guiding three walks in Broome County during May and June. Get more info by clicking "calendar" at left.

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Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge

This wonderful place on Delaware Bay encompasses more than 16,000 acres of salt marsh, grassland and forest. Here are some photos from a recent visit...


American Avocets feed by skimming their partially opened bills through sediments to disturb invertebrates, which they then snap up. 


This Ruddy Duck is wiping its bill with oil from a preen gland at the base of its tail. The duck will then spread the oil on its feathers to waterproof them.


This Osprey flew right over me, peering down at a shallow tidal pond in hopes of spotting a fish.


A young Red Fox in front of its den at the refuge.
More fox photos in "Bonus Content"at left.


Northern Harriers sweep low over open areas, hoping to scare mice into running.


This Savannah Sparrow wasn't singing on a chilly day in early spring; just perching in beautiful light.

Photos by Rick Marsi
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