The author on Mount Franklin at Isle Royale National Park, Michigan. Photographed May 2012.

My name is Jeremy and I’m very interested in plants and insects, their interactions and co-evolution, as well as ecology, paleoecology, paleontology, geology, evolution, and the history of life on earth.  I have a dual-major BA in biology and geology, and may one day pursue a PhD in ecology and evolutionary biology.

I reside in rural southeast Michigan and the majority of my observations occur in this area. I grew up on a small family farm where I spent a lot of time playing in the dirt, tasting dirt, tasting strange plants, poking plants, getting poked by plants, bothering insects, getting bothered by insects, watching PBS, and in general taking an interest in the natural world around me. In the sixth grade I got laughed at for declaring “NOVA” as my favorite TV show, and I think Sir David Attenborough is the most interesting man in the world.

I get around a bit and always keep an eye out for interesting new things wherever I go. One of my goals is to visit all 59 “National Parks” within the United States (currently at 46), as well as national parks within other countries whenever possible (thus far including Canada, Spain, and Taiwan). I also dig other national and state parks, and any other places that have been officially designated as protected areas because they are so damn cool. I also like to coerce my wife to hike miles against her will and camp in inclement conditions in order to see elusive wildlife and obscure geologic features.

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© 2010-16 Jeremy Sell at The Life of Your Time. All content on this site is the property of me except where noted. You may link to this site but written content and photographs may not be reproduced without my explicit permission. Thank you!

I can be contacted at jeremy at volitek dot com.

16 Responses to About

  1. Jim Martin says:

    very nice!


  2. Rob Viens says:

    Thanks for stopping by and liking the Beagle Project! I enjoyed looking through your sight and look forward to exploring some more.


  3. Adam S says:

    I have really enjoyed digging through your site! Thank you so much! I am a geology student at a small liberal arts college in Indiana. I stumbled across your page while doing research on the Basin and Range province for a presentation and found your pages to be very informative and well put together. Keep up the great work!


  4. If I had my life to live over again, I think I would have liked teaching science instead of what I did although I did use science a lot in my special education classroom…..Michelle


  5. Awesome Blog, I absolutley love insects, especially since we have a large variety of different species here in Africa… best time of year for seeing them in large numbers is in our summer and rainy season..especially at night around the camp light…


  6. annetbell says:

    Many thanks for the follow of my blog. I hope you will visit again soon and often! Happy Saturday. . .


  7. John says:

    Hi from a native Michigander living in Las Vegas. Interesting website!!


  8. Jeremy Sell says:

    Thanks for visiting, and it’s always good to hear from another Michigander. I really like the Las Vegas area and the southwest in general. There’s no shortage of cool stuff to see out there that is completely different from what we have here.


  9. Avery Miller says:

    Hey! Did you get my email (about the transformers clips)? Great BLOG!


  10. Hey Jeremy I really Enjoy your blog to the core. Nice to meet you. Thank you for visiting Keep Picturing and following it. Keep Smiling. Have a good day..:)


  11. Jet Eliot says:

    Sir David Attenborough is one of my heroes too. Even just typing his name here makes me smile. I enjoy your informative posts, Jeremy, and the accompanying photos. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  12. gaurav1729 says:

    Terrific blog, from a fellow fan of Attenborough (https://alittlewild.wordpress.com/2010/10/01/mayfly/). Enjoying it greatly.


  13. Miriam says:

    Hi Jeremy, so glad I have found your blog. Your photography is amazing. Look forward to following your journey in 2016. Best wishes from Australia.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Jeremy Sell says:

    I’m glad you like it. Your site looks amazing as well, and I look forward to visiting your neck of the woods some day.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Miriam says:

    Hi Jeremy, thanks for connecting. Great to share each others backyards, so to speak.

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Faye Q says:

    Hi Jeremy, thanks for the follow. You have an amazing blog, looking forward to exploring it and to more posts 🙂 – Faye

    Liked by 1 person

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