|One of the Dendrobates tinctorius varieties we have in our Okipipi exhibit — the Azureus morph|
Most of the time, we get between 50 and 100 visitors during the event, and it's exciting to see so many amphibian enthusiasts!
|Our 2 Poison frog exhibits are popular with visitors as the frogs are active and not afraid to be watched.|
|Our Frogs of Panama exhibit has more frogs on display than any other, but it takes time to spot all 4 species.|
I like to start the talk with the Poison frogs, specifically our Phyllobates exhibit 'Colombia's Terrible Trio' for a number of reasons. The first of which is that they are always hungry. The second reason is that these animals are not shy — one can generally spot all 6 from across the room. Furthermore, they are diurnal (active during daylight) which is not the typical activity pattern for a frog. All of these qualities make them excellent exhibit animals, and a great place to start feeding.
|Here I am demonstrating the agility and bright flash colors of a Splendid Leaf frog | Cruziohyla calcarifer this Saturday (photo by Becky Brinkman from The Orchid Column blog)|
Come on out some Saturday morning, learn about frogs and the conservation work we are doing at the Garden and afterwards, look for Phantasmal Poison frogs in the conservatory!