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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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Rick's new book of nature

essays, "Log Cabin Year",

48 Reflections from Our

Seasons Past with illustrations

by Jan Marsi

Click on the book cover to view sample pages



Listing of April sightings in "Diary"
Click on a feature at left - "Bonus Content" - for a look at more photos taken in late March at wildlife refuges in Delaware and Virginia.
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge

I took these photographs April 10, on my first visit this spring to Montezuma. Located at the north end of Cayuga Lake, this huge wetland complex attracts thousands of migrating birds at this time of year.
Birds that nest on the refuge also are returning.

The Osprey population on the refuge and around Cayuga Lake has increased greatly, since the local power company has been building nest platforms on its utility poles.

A slight bend in the wing is a good field mark for identifying soaring Ospreys.

Tree Swallow is the only songbird whose wings are longer than the length of its tail. 

This Yellowlegs is bound for breeding grounds in the far north. Passing through Montezuma, it already boasts its full breeding plumage.

Pied-billed Grebes nest at Montezuma. Their nests are woven into, and float upon, marsh vegetation.

Purple Martins nest in boxes adjacent to the visitor's center at Montezuma.

Photos by Rick Marsi
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