Nature & Science
Weir Farm National Historic Site is located in the Southern New England Coastal Plains and Hills in the southern part of Connecticut. Located in the towns of Ridgefield and Wilton, the park includes: successional old fields, mesic successional hardwood forests, vernal wetland areas, streams, a pond, rocky ridges and two farmsteads with their associated outbuildings.
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.
Find out "What's Blooming" at Weir Farm National Historic Site using our monthly guides.
Learn more about Environmental Monitoring programs, Water Quality and Forest Health, and invasive plants at Weir Farm National Historic Site
Natural Features & Ecosystems
All of the property east of Nod Hill Road is included within the Norwalk River Watershed. Learn more about the ecosystems at Weir Farm National Historic Site here.
Interested in learning more about the park's natural resources? Check out species lists, reports, resource briefs, climate change information, and an interactive Google Map on the park's Inventory and Monitoring page. This informative site is prepared by the Northeast Temperate Network, a regional team of resource monitoring experts!
Did You Know?
Painter Julian Alden Weir installed stars on the ceiling of all three of his studios. He had three studios: one in New York City, one in Windham, CT and one behind his home in Branchville, CT. Visitors will be able to see the original stars in his Branchville studio at Weir Farm National Historic Site once the Weir Studio has been restored in late 2013.