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

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