• 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.

Reptiles

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Painted Turtle
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Box Turtle at Weir Farm NHS

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A total of seven reptile species were found at Weir Farm National Historic Site during a rigorous inventory in 2000. Included were Painted turtle (Chrysemys picta), Snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentine), Box turtle (Terrapene Carolina), and Spotted turtle (Clemmys guttata). Also included were Common Gartersnake (Thamnophis sirtalis), Northern Water snake (Nerodia sipedon), and Northern Ring-necked snake (Diadophis punctuatus edwardsii).

Occasionally sighted along the trails and near the pond are Painted and Snapping Turtles; while Common Garter Snakes can be seen along the trails, in the hedges, or hiding among the tall grasses in the field. Northern black snakes are often found soaking up sun on rocks at the edge of Weir Pond.

Reptile checklist (PDF - 91 KB)

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...