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.

Hermit Thrush

In many Southern California gardens during the winter months, one can find a migratory bird that is considered by some to have the most beautiful song of all North American birds, the Hermit Thrush.  Secretive by nature, they are normally seen at the edge of hedges and brush lines as they leave cover to look for ground dwelling insects.  True to its nature, this Hermit Thrush cautiously checks-out the bath from below before coming up for a drink.