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:
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Painter Julian Alden Weir wanted to build a rural retreat in the Keene Valley area of the Adirondacks, but decided instead that his farm in Branchville, Connecticut, now preserved as Weir Farm National Historic Site, would make a more suitable home for his family.