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.

Milkweed Bug

Milkweed plants are host to more than just Monarch larvae. Many types of insects make their living on milkweed, including the beautiful Large Milkweed Bug.  You should not be alarmed by the appearance of these “true bugs”, as they are a sure sign of a healthy milkweed garden!

Large Milkweed Bug - Oncopeltus fasciatus