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.