Toad Detour Season: Annual Migration Returns In Upper RoxboroughDr. Carlos Martinez, a Philadelphia Zoo Amphibian Conservation Biologist, says these toads emerge from hibernation and head to a vernal pool to spawn.
It’s Toad Detour Time In Upper RoxboroughAfter a long winter spent hibernating under the leaves in the woods of the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, toads get the urge for moving -- and mating.
It's Toad Detour Time In Upper RoxboroughIt's hard to imagine how teeny tiny toadlets -- smaller than a dime -- manage to climb the steep sides of the reservoir, let alone hop down the ramps to cross busy Port Royal Avenue to relative safety.
A Philadelphia Nature Center Helps Mating Toads Avoid CroakingThe Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, in the Roxborough section of the city, is taking over the "Toad Detour," a volunteer effort to protect the critters trying to cross a highway on their quest for romance.
Port Royal Avenue Shut Down For Annual Toad Mating SeasonWhen it’s mating time, thousands of toads cross over Port Royal Avenue in the evening to get to the Roxborough reservoir where they consummate their relationship.