February 9, 2023
At the end of Welcome Slough, photographer Sarah Lawrence came across a lone river otter. "To my absolute delight, three more joined him and they spent a good five minutes checking me out before heading over to some logs . . . I couldn't believe it when all four got out of the water. They hissed a little so I stayed a safe distance . . . I can't believe after living here 15 years it's only in the last few months that I've started to see them locally." Photos by Sarah Lawrence.