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.

Female Flicker!

GNG was very excited to catch a glimpse of a male Northern Flicker, but we didn't expect to catch the female in the same spot foraging for ants. If you look closely you can see the length of her tongue as it darts between blades of grass looking for ants. We will keep close eye on this potential pair for signs of a new family in this spring..