September 8, 2015
Monday Geology Picture(s): Stone Wall in a New Hampshire Forest
Posted by Evelyn Mervine
I have been highly negligent in my blog writing recently. I hope to make up for that over the next few months… starting with writing my “Monday Geology Picture” posts regularly again.
For this week’s picture I’m sharing a picture that I took today in Deering, New Hampshire. The picture shows an old stone wall, now partly covered over by forest. Here in New England one often runs across old stone walls in the forest. These walls are generally remnants showing the outlines of former fields, most likely used long ago for sheep or other animals. Every now and then in the forest you run across other signs of former farming, such as apple trees and old stone foundations. Land use changes over the years, and here in New England much former farmland has returned to forest, albeit new growth forest full of young trees and other vegetation.
Here are a couple more pictures of the stone wall that I saw today: