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.

Frustrated Cooper’s Hawk

This young Cooper’s Hawk seems to know that these Mourning Doves are out of its reach, although he or she is still thinking about it.  A Cooper’s Hawk’s hunting strategy relies solely on surprise. If the prey has noticed the hawk before the assault, odds are the hawk will fail.