• From Right to Left: Weir House, Weir Studio, and Young Studio

    Weir Farm

    National Historic Site Connecticut

Animals

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Turkey and poults
National Park Service, Weir Farm National Historic Site
 
The animal community at Weir Farm National Historic Site consists of white-tailed deer, squirrels, woodchuck, cotton-tail rabbit, turkey, fox, turtles, frogs, salamanders, panfish in the pond, and a variety of songbirds.
 
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Green Frog

Amphibians

There are at least twelve different species of amphibians at Weir Farm National Historic Site. Learn about what types you might see on your visit and the best places to see these amazing creatures.

 
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Hoary bat (Lasiurus cinereus)

Bats

Learn about what types of bats you might see at Weir Farm National Historic Site, their importance in the ecosystem, and more about the impact of White-Nose Syndrome on the bat population.

 
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A young turkey or poulet at Weir Farm NHS

Birds

Turkey lurkey. Although our family of turkeys are a popular sight around the park, learn more about the numerous species of other birds that you can find at Weir Farm National Historic Site.

 
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Black Swallowtail

Butterflies

Find out why types of butterflies were found at the last monitoring effort. Maybe you'll be able to find something new when you visit.

 
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Painted Turtle climbing on a stone at Weir Farm NHS

Reptiles

We found seven species of reptiles on our last survey. Find out what kinds we saw and where you can find them at Weir Farm National Historic Site

Did You Know?

Weir Studio - Photo by Peter Margonelli

Weir Farm National Historic Site is located in the historic town of Branchville, Connecticut. It was named for the "branch" of the train line that used to connect the Danbury railroad to the center of Ridgefield, Connecticut.