The Gottlieb Native Garden

a california love story

The Gottlieb Native Garden is a flourishing ecosystem belonging to Susan and Dan Gottlieb, friends of flora and fauna and devoted environmental philanthropists. With more than 100 hand-selected plant species and hundreds of animal species, the backyard is a National Wildlife Federation-certified Backyard Wildlife Habitat and a Xerces Society-designated Pollinator Habitat.

Bees

 

Sweat Bee

 

Sweat Bee - Halibuts tripartitus
Sweat Bee - Halibuts ligatus
sweat bee - Lasioglossum sp. ♀
sweat bee - Lasioglossum sp.
Slevin's Cellophane Bee - Colletes slevini
Yellow-Masked Bee - Hylaeus mesillae ♂♀
yellow masked bee - Hylaeus sp. ♂♀
mason bee - Dianthidium sp. ♂♀
Sonoran Bumble Bee - Bombus sonorus  ♀
Yellow-faced Bumble Bee - Bombus vosnesenskii
Black-tailed Bumble Bee - Bombus melanopygus
Anthophorine Bee - Anthophora californica
Anthophorine Bee - Anthophora curta
Digger Bee - Habropoda depress
green metallic bee - Agapostemon sp.
Western Little Leaf-cutter Bee - Megachile onobrychidis ♂♀
Alfalfa Leafcutter Bee - Megachile rotundata — non-native
Valley Carpenter Bee - Xylocopa varipuncta
Horsefly-like Carpenter Bee - Xylocopa tabaniformis orpifex
California Carpenter Bee - Xylocopa californica
Small Carpenter Bee - Ceratina Subgenus Zadontomerus
Small Carpenter Bee - Ceratina arizonensis
European Honey Bee -Apis mellifera  -- non-native♀
cuckoo bee - Epeolus sp.