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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.

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



Listing of January sightings in "Diary" 
-----------------------------------------------------------View more favorite 2017 photos in "Bonus Content" on left.



I love it when I can shoot from my bedroom. This male Pileated Woodpecker landed to pound on a rotted aspen trunk that had fallen to the ground. I slipped open a window and fired away.

I was pleased to locate this male Red-breasted Merganser fishing in a canal at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia. This photo was taken when something startled him into making a hard right turn.

Parking lots can yield excellent photos. I noticed this Robin gobbling fruit from a holly tree growing in the middle of a lot at Chincoteague Refuge. 

At Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, I watched hundreds of shorebirds called Dunlins lift off a mud flat as one, wheel around it several times and then all come back to land.

This Great Egret is preening feathers that will help attract a mate at Chincoteague Refuge in late March.

A Broad-winged Hawk landed in a tree by my driveway. I crept out on my deck to get the shot. The bird saw me but thankfully did not fly

Photos by Rick Marsi
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