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Frog Weathervane – Jumping

Jumping Frog Weather Vane (Amphibian anura)


The Jumping Frog Weather Vane, Amphibian anura, shown here consists of an all custom crafted copper frog. With its long outstretched legs, it has a very dynamic appearance as it turns in the wind. Its profile is unmistakable when silhouetted against the skyline although our frog weathervanes are also popular in garden settings, especially when situated near a pond or stream.

The eyes are made from handcrafted translucent glass. People who order this weather vane get to choose the eye color they prefer. Popular choices of eye color for this vane are green, emerald, red or topaz.

Frogs are widely known as exceptional jumpers, and many of the anatomical characteristics of frogs, particularly their long, powerful legs, are adaptations to improve jumping performance. For this reason, many customers say that it reminds them of the famous Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, from the 1865 short story by Mark Twain.

Frogs are amphibians in the order Anura (meaning tail-less; from Greek an-, without + oura, tail), Most frogs are characterized by a short body, webbed digits (fingers or toes), protruding eyes and the absence of a tail. They are also known for their distinctive croaking which is particularly pronounced during mating season.

In addition to their ecological importance, frogs have many cultural roles, such as in literature, symbolism and religion, and they are valued as food and as pets.