River Otter at Autumn Lane (Smithsonian's Backyard)
Behind an old white farmhouse, a lazy stretch of river begins to thaw in the warm sunshine of spring. In a cozy den at the water's edge, a river otter nurses her three newborn cubs. When the cubs are born, they are tiny and helpless. But soon it will be time for them to learn to swim and explore the wide world beyond their safe home. But the cold dark river hardly looks inviting! It will take some doing for River Otter to coax her cubs into their first swimming lesson!