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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
MARCH - FIRST SIGNS OF SPRING
RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD MALES RETURN TO OUR AREA BEFORE FEMALES TO ESTABLISH TERRITORIES.
BY MID-MARCH LARGE FLOCKS OF SNOW GEESE CAN BE SEEN OVERHEAD. THE BIRDS ARE RETURNING TO ARCTIC NESTING AREAS FROM WINTERING GROUNDS ON THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST.
TRAILING ARBUTUS, WITH ITS LEATHERY LEAVES AND PALE PINK FLOWERS, PREFERS ACID SOIL. LOOK FOR IT UNDER PINES IN MARCH.
MOURNING CLOAK BUTTERFLIES SPEND WINTER HIBERNATING AS WINGED ADULTS. WHEN THEY AWAKE IN MARCH, THEY TAKE FLIGHT IMMEDIATELY, AS OPPOSED TO OTHER BUTTERFLIES THAT OVERWINTER AS EGGS OR IN PUPAL FORM. BECAUSE OF THIS, MOURNING CLOAKS ARE OFTEN THE FIRST BUTTERFLIES WE SEE IN SPRING.
Photos by Rick Marsi. MARCH, 2014. All rights reserved.