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Toad Detour

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It’s Toad Detour Time In Upper Roxborough

It’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.

05/19/2012

(Toads scamper to safety during their 2010 mating migration.  Credit: toaddetour.com)

A Philadelphia Nature Center Helps Mating Toads Avoid Croaking

The 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.

12/19/2011

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Port Royal Avenue Shut Down For Annual Toad Mating Season

When 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.

04/05/2011