Ribbit the Exhibit features 23 copper frogs scattered throughout the grounds, created by artist, J.A. Cobb, who used roughly 500 pounds of sheet copper to mold the sculptures. These amphibians are intended to connect the important roles of frogs and trees in our environment.
“All of the frogs have a sign next to them that talks about trees and some of the frogs who are watering, are talking about how you water trees and take care of them. Some of the frogs who are really strong and have an attitude talk about a tree next to them that has withstood wind, hail, snow all of which we’ve had in the last couple weeks to be very strong, so they all have connections,” said Cindy Crosby, Interpretation Program Coordinator at the Morton Arboretum.
Ranging from four to seven feet, these froggies are part of several ribbit-related events at the arboretum, including a frog-themed scavenger hunt for kids and a frog ID workshop for adults.
The frogs will be on display through September 25.
Naperville News 17’s Rachel Pierson reports.
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