in Thoreau’s Journal:
P. m. to Ministerial Lot–
Still cold & blustering– The ditches where I have seen salamanders last year before this are still frozen up. Was it not a sucker I saw dart along the brook beyond Jennie’s? I see where the squirrels have fed extensively on the acorns now exposed in the melting of the snow– The ground is strewn with the freshly torn shells & nibbled meat in some places.