Volunteers in Philadelphia Help Toads Mate

Volunteers in Philadelphia Help Toads Mate

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tree frog photo by Steve RichardsSpring means breeding season for toads and, in Philadelphia, that means closing off a city street so the tiny creatures are safe from traffic as they seek their mates.

Each year for the month of April, 150 volunteers organize the Toad Detour in the city’s Roxborough neighborhood, where American toads leave the woodlands of the 350-acre Schuylkill Center to breed across the road at an old reservoir.
(READ the Reuters story at MSNBC)

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