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

    Weir Farm

    National Historic Site Connecticut

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  • Park Closures September 7, 2014

    Please note that on Sunday, September 7th, the parking lot, visitor center, Weir Studio, and Young Studio will close at 1 pm for the annual Jazz in the Garden event. The 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm tours of the Weir House will not be offered.

Butterflies

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Black Swallowtail
National Park Service, Weir Farm National Historic Site
 

The year 2009 marked the first of what is hoped will be annual monitoring of the butterfly populations at Weir Farm National Historic Site. Two walks, taken in late June and mid-July, yielded the first ever list of species. A total of 12 species were found. Following is the list:

  • Great Spangled Fritillary, Speyeria cybele
  • Question Mark, Polygonia interragationis
  • Wood Satyr, Megisto cymela
  • Clouded Sulphur , Colias philodice
  • Cabbage Butterfly, Pieris rapae
  • Summer Azure, Celastrina ladon
  • Tawny Edge Skipper, Polites themistocles
  • Hobomok Skipper, Poanes hobomok
  • Silver-spotted Skipper, Epargyreus clarus
  • Tiger Swallowtail, Papilio glaucus
  • Monarch, Danaus Plexippus
  • Little glassy wing, Pompeius verna

Did You Know?

Stars on the ceiling of Weir's studio - Photo by Barry McCormick

Many famous artists have found inspiration at Weir Farm National Historic Site. Childe Hassam, Albert Pinkham Ryder, and John Twachtman have all painted on site. More...