On two recent occasions, I was interviewed by Joe Rankin for two articles on stone walls for Northeast Woodlands magazine. The first was about the creatures inhabiting stone walls. The second was a Q&A on curious facts about stone walls. Below are a few key illustrations with detailed captions. I found both articles very interesting and nicely done. The links are embedded in the descriptions above.
Below are two photos with captions that I sent (and they edited) for the second article. I share them here because they show a remarkable contrast between two of New England’s “wild walls” (not mason-built or maintained), and help illustrate how the precise technical (but not esoteric) language of my classification (Exploring Stone Walls, Walker, 2005) can help us understand the phenomenon more richly.