Jeremy Siegrist grew up in Jackson, Michigan, left home to travel the world with a nomadic community of musicians, then moved back to the Irish Hills where he has been doing ecological land restoration over the last decade for Iron Creek Land Community. He continues to devote extensive time to observing the natural world, foraging for wild food, participating in local bird and butterfly surveys, reading, and traveling. He has led many nature walks for children and adults. He also plays music with his experimental folk orchestra theillalogicalspoon, and has written for and co-edited several d.i.y. publications, including, most recently Leaf Litter: Notes on Restoring and Reinhabiting the Great Lakes Bioregion.