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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

TOADS, a gardeners friend.

 When I first moved to the Manayunk Section of Philadelphia I recall returning home late at night traveling on back roads that were soaked with rains earlier in the night.  I swore I was seeing things.  Little tiny creatures creating quick flashes on the rain soaked streets.

I didn't realize what had happened until I saw the roads closed a few weeks later with a sign that read similar to what's above.

Read below and you will find last year's TOAD CROSSING Schedule.  It is almost that time of year again.  Who would have thunk it.  It's like an Amazon Rainforest type event in Philadelphia.

Toad Walk at the Roxborough Reservoir
6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Friday, March 26
Saturday, March 27
Friday, April 2
Saturday, April 3
Friday, April 9

Roxborough Reservoir
Port Royal Ave. and Lare St. (just off Ridge Ave.)
Philadelphia, PA

The toads are migrating!  Join us for this fun family toad walk during the toad migration right here in Philly’s Roxborough neighborhood.  Learn why toads head out onto this mysterious journey every spring, crossing busy roads to get there.  Hike up to the Roxborough Reservoir (a special place that’s rarely seen) to see where they go.  Learn about their fascinating life cycle and listen for the toads’ weird calls.  Afterwards, meet the volunteers who help the toads cross the roads, or stay and volunteer on your own or as a family!  Walks are led by Fairmount Park and Schuylkill Center.  Rain or shine.  Bring a flashlight.  Free.  Parking is along Port Royal Avenue, just off Ridge Avenue, and at the ballfield on Port Royal Ave.  

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