“Atlas Obscura” on New England’s Stone Walls

“Stone wall, with moss, Putney, Vermont,” by Anna Kusmer.

Earlier this spring, Anna Kusmer, working on an AAAS (American Association for the Advance of Science) science writing fellowship, interviewed me for a story about New England’s fieldstone walls for the internationally popular website Atlas Obscura.  Their “mission is to inspire wonder and curiosity about the incredible world we all share.”  Her piece, titled New England is Crisscrossed with Thousands of Miles of Stone Wallsnicely summarizes the continuing fascination we have for these old walls, and the work of the Stone Wall Initiative in helping to appreciate and conserve them.   To help share her work, I reproduce her lead image.