Frogs: A Chorus of Colors

May 18, 2013 — January 5, 2014


A poison dart frog with a black body with bright yellow markings, perched on a green leaf.
Bumble bee poison frog

Brilliant orange, bright blue, dazzling red—frogs come in an astonishing array of colors. This vivid assortment of hues hints at the remarkable diversity that exists among the frog species inhabiting the globe. From lush rainforests to parched deserts, frogs are found in nearly every environment on Earth, and their survival strategies range from surprising to bizarre.

A pioneer in modern frog research, the American Museum of Natural History has one of the largest frog collections in the world. Museum expeditions to remote mountaintops, as well as surveys of local wetlands, continue to uncover new populations and species—but also reveal environmental changes that threaten frogs' existence. Many efforts are underway to reverse this downward trend globally and in our own backyards.

Frogs: A Chorus of Colors is presented with appreciation to Clyde Peeling's Reptiland.