Thoreau seems even more partial to frogs than to fungi, and observes them with tremendous patience and sympathy. I liked this colour, ‘brown-bronze’.
‘I see a delicate pale brown-bronze wood frog.’ 16 Oct 1857
Source: Henry David Thoreau, The Journal 1837-1861, Damion Searls (ed.), preface by John R. Stilgoe (New York: New York Review Books, 2009), p. 463