A spur trail circles the pond, which is fed by springs and a seasonal stream from the mountain behind it. The shore has been planted with native species of wetland trees and shrubs. Wetland grasses and reeds have also colonized the water's edge. Several kinds of water-loving birds frequent the site, including blue heron, green heron, Canada goose and duck. The pond has been stocked with indigenous species of fish. It is also the focus of the Fall Color Room in the arboretum, reflecting the bright colors from trees planted on the adjoining slopes.