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.

 

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK

ROADSIDES IN SEPTEMBER

STAGHORN SUMAC ALREADY IS BEGINNING TO SHOW THE CRIMSON FIRE THAT WILL MAKE IT ONE OF AUTUMN'S BRIGHTEST COLORS.


ALSO CALLED "WILD CARROT," QUEEN ANNE'S LACE THRIVES ALONG ROADSIDES AND IN OTHER WASTE PLACES.

WET ROADSIDE DITCHES PROVIDE PERFECT HABITAT FOR "TOUCH-ME -NOT" OR JEWELWEED. WHEN SEEDS RIPEN AND ARE TOUCHED, THEY FLY FOR 10 FEET OR MORE (AN EXCELLENT DISPERSAL MECHANISM). THUS THE "TOUCH-ME NOT" NAME.


WILD GRAPES ARE FAVORED BY SO MANY BIRDS. AMONG THEM,  RUFFED GROUSE ARE MY FAVORITES.

Photos by Rick Marsi.  September 2014. All rights reserved.