In the land donated for the BotanicPark there was a natural wetland area, part of a Buttonwood / Conocarpus erectus swamp. This was developed into a small lake to serve as a habitat for aquatic birds and for its scenic value adjoining the Floral Colour Garden. The lake is about three acres in size, and, with no rivers in Cayman to replenish it, it varies in size from filling up in the rainy season to being almost dry at other times. As more and more wetlands are lost to development, the lake’s importance as a wildlife refuge is growing. For animal lovers and bird watchers, it is a popular location for photographs.