Waterville is a natural wetland in the midwest of North America and home to a community of animals. The pond is as central to the population of Waterville as the town square is to a small rural village. The region is bordered by a small forest, a marsh, a stream, and a hilly meadow, allowing a wide variety of wildlife to call it home. Waterville is aptly named, as the waters there are the key to its life and beauty. There is nothing really ‘old’ about Waterville. The pond and trees seem forever young and fresh, as vulnerable as it is beautiful. The wetland will see the coming of storms and wind, snow and ice, even heat and drought, but the renewing hand of the seasons will restore the natural way of life to all. The presence of humans from time-to-time comes like the wind and the rain – something that the animals simply have to put up with. Not all people litter or pollute, but it is a bit difficult for the critters to know the good from the bad until it is too late. And, once a person has hurt the delicate balance of life of Waterville, only another can heal it…with a little help from the animal folk who call it home.