Today is the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Annual Leap Day for Frogs. Happy day indeed! More info on the day can be found on the official website, here (if you press all the speaker buttons at once you’ll have an inkling of what our garden sounds like during spring nights, with the singular exception of the “Giant Bullfrog” announcement).
To commemorate, here is some frog art for your enjoyment.
Let’s start with this perfectly composed image:
I wish I could visit this establishment:
It’s an optical illusion (frogtical illusion, if you will indulge me). A beautiful statement about a specific fungus that is affecting frog populations.
Bronze and Chome
64 x 64 x 36 cm
Contemplating how, when we’re grounded and connected to the earth, maybe we’re not that different from frogs:
Frog Man – Sense of Conscience
A golden treasure:
94 x 132 cm
My mom had this book when I was a child, and this page in particular always stood out – I mean, check out that flying frog! It’s just ridiculous.
I dare you to look deep into these eyes and not care about frogs:
Hyla Aborea (Tree Frog from Suriname)
Brave one receives their reward:
When you lose your king:
This mom will make sure you get there. Kind of like The Cat in the Hat Comes Back.
Red-eyed Tree Frog Mom
And finally, a Watanabe reprise, the footprints serving as a reminder that frogs can only thrive where our chemical and industrial footprint is light: