Current Location:
P. Douglas Kindschi Hall of Science -> 1st Floor (KHS)
Location Notes:
KHS; 1st Fl; Rm 1101

Red-Eyed Treefrog

Artwork
Identifier:
2015.19.31
Artist:
Artist Unknown
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Photograph
Date:
2015
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 36 in Width: 24 in
Description:
Green tree frog with red eyes sitting inside an orchid.
Historical Context:
Red-eyed tree frogs utilize their bold coloring as a defense mechanism called startle coloration. These frogs hide under leaves and when they are disturbed they flash their bright red eyes and orange webbed feet, hopefully causing a predator to pause long enough for the frog to escape. Despite their bright coloring, red-eyed tree-frogs are not poisonous.