In 1995, Charles "Chuck" Powell and his family created and hosted the very first Frog Day in San Jose, California. Chuck and his family hosted the event for 10 years in a row, and then decided it was time for the event to travel! For the next several years, American Frog Day (AFD) moved to a different city each year where it is hosted by a local sponsor. Those ten years in San Jose allowed for the first time people from around the country to gather together and share their passion for Dendrobatid frogs. Many times meeting each other for the first time in person. Buying and selling Dart Frogs and related supplies was not the only reason enthusiasts attended. The event also allowed attendees the opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas, practical advise, and to learn more on many aspects of Dendrobatid and amphibian husbandry. Those days spent at the San Jose Frog Days have become special memories for many people. The tradition continued at the 12th American Frog Day (AFD) held in Mesa Arizona in 2006 hosted by Arizona Dendrobate Ranch (www.azdr.com). Some of the leading Dart Frog breeders in America were in attendence and Dr. Kevin Wright presented on Amphibian Nutrition & The importance of treating sick amphibians for chytrid. His presentation was only one of many great ones that contributed to an incredible day. AZDR and all those who supported them and the event did an outstanding job, and deserve many thanks. Today American Frog Day has become an annual tradition that each year many people look forward to. Something that would not be possible if not for Chuck's devotion, motivation and passion for Dart Frogs. Thanks again Chuck! Although Chuck is enjoying a few years of rest, he has promised to host AFD again in San Jose, California, about every five years or so. Anyone interested in hosting an American Frog Day in their home city can contact Jeremy Mott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Frog Day is the longest standing amphibian conservation fundraiser event in the world. Each year American Frog Day raises and donates thousands of dollars to organizations around the world.
What to Expect
Show and sale featuring captive born and raised amphibians
Terrarium and Vivarium supplies
Tropical plants, including carnivorous plants and orchids
Join us after the event and fundraiser auction to hear our lecturers speak on a variety of topics.
The dinner lectures have been extremely popular and are the perfect ending to the American Frog Day event. See old friend, enjoy a nice meal, listen to engaging speakers lecture on conservation efforts, field exploits, husbandry and care tips, and more.
Seating is limited so don't wait to long to purchase your ticket!