The Conservatory Amphibians of Atlanta Botanical Gardens

These little froggies all hail from South America, Colombia and Panama. They reside in the Dorothy Chapman Fuqua Conservatory where they contribute to 1) preservation of the species, 2) understanding amphibian behavior, and 3) education of the public about their role in the ecosystem.

The frogs of Panama are the offspring of frogs rescued from a deadly fungus in Central America that killed many species of amphibians. There are 3 species in the conservatory.

  • Blue frog: The dyeing poison frog, dendrobates tinctorius, is a bright blue morph called Azureus. The bright color warned predators it was toxic.
  • Golden frog: The golden poison frog of Colombia, phyllobates terribilis, can range from a light yellow-green to bright gold. The pale green frog in the center photo bottom row appears to be a member of the golden frog group.
  • The little pinkish frog is the spiny headed tree frog, triprion spinsus, sometimes called the crowned tree frog.

Thus far, I cannot identify the little brown frog, with its lighter brown legs and light colored belly. If there are any amphibian aficionados out there, leave a comment please. I have looked a a lot of frog photos and so far, do not see any that resemble it and the Atlanta Botanical gardens information does not show a frog with this appearance or color.

The photographs below are from 2012, circa iPad 1, featuring the Texas Garage Frog, found in rural Young County in their natural habitat underneath a night light.

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19 Responses to The Conservatory Amphibians of Atlanta Botanical Gardens

  1. Our smart phones delight in incorrectly correcting our spelling, hence it turned the country Colombia into my hometown Columbia.

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  2. Betty says:

    Isn’t nature amazing? The colors on those frogs is so beautiful! Your post reminds me of a time, about 25 years ago, when we were at my sons’ (twins) sports game, about 5 minutes from home. Zachary said to me, “Guess what I have in my pocket, mom.” Yep, he reached in and pulled out a frog!

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  3. peggy says:

    It is always great to see that somewhere in this world people are trying to save different species that are almost extinct.

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  4. Beth says:

    How cute and I love the colors – like they’ve been swimming in dye! I enjoy the frogs that appear from time to time around my deck, but I usually have to rescue them from the dogs who want to “play” with them!

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