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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

FOR THOSE OF YOU NOT RESIDING IN THE NORTHEAST, TRY TO MAKE IT HERE IN EARLY TO MID-OCTOBER SOME YEAR. THOUSANDS OF PHOTOS CAN'T DO JUSTICE TO THE COLOR DISPLAY YOU WILL SEE DURING THIS VERY BRIEF PERIOD. HERE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE FOLIAGE SHOTS FROM THIS SEASON.



RED MAPLES CAN TURN YELLOW, RED, OR A COMBINATION OF THE TWO. WHATEVER COLOR A PARTICULAR TREE TURNS THIS FALL WILL BE THE SAME ONE IT WILL TURN IN SUBSEQUENT OCTOBERS.



THESE RED MAPLE LEAVES STILL ARE CLINGING TO SOME OF THE GREEN CHLOROPHYLL THEY USED TO CONVERT SUNLIGHT TO ENERGY DURING THE GROWING SEASON.



SUGAR MAPLE LEAVES HAVE A SMOOTH MARGIN, AS OPPOSED TO THE SAW-TOOTHED, OR SERRATED, MARGIN FOUND ON RED MAPLES.



THESE RED MAPLE LEAVES FELL WITHIN ONE HOUR OF ONE ANOTHER. A HARD FROST THE NIGHT BEFORE CUT THE CORD BETWEEN THEIR STEMS AND THE BRANCHES THAT HELD THEM.

Photos by Rick Marsi. October,  2014. All rights reserved.