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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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PHOTOS OF THE WEEK
Log of Rick's daily nature sightings in August since 2000 available in "Dairy"
They're flowering now!
This is a large sunflower with a rough, hairy stem. It grows 6-10 feet tall. Look for it in thickets and fields.
These plants prefer rich, moist thickets. I see them along riverbanks while kayaking at this time of year. Note the green, button-like disk in center.
I also associate this flower with moist places. It is a favorite nectar plant for migrating monarch butterflies in autumn.
Cardinal flowers produce a slender spike of intense scarlet flowers. My first sighting this year was late July along the banks of the Susquehanna River.
Photos by Rick Marsi
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