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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 Marsi

Click on the book cover to view sample pages



Listing of May sightings in "Diary"
Click on a feature at left - "Bonus Content" - for a look at spring photos taken between April 12 and 24
Photos Taken May 15 - 25, 2017
(See more in "Bonus Content")

Chestnut-sided warblers prefer habitat in which young hardwoods intersperse with shrubs such as gray dogwood. Their song sounds like "Pleased to meet Miss Beecher!"

Look for Blackburnian Warblers in mature forest that features plenty of hemlocks or pines. The orange throat is unmistakable.

I took this photo of a Prairie Warbler in a brushy meadow sprinkled with maple saplings.

Male Eastern Bluebirds show much more blue than females. The orange on their breasts in deeper also. 

As females go, the Baltimore Oriole is one of our prettiest. Here she is gobbling up chunks of a fresh orange.

Powers that be in the American Ornithologist Union changed the name of this bird from Rufous-sided Towhee to Eastern Towhee some years ago. The old name still works when I see it.

Photos by Rick Marsi
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