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.

Dragonfly takes over the Pond

Many insects take advantage of the GNG pond.  Not only is this dragonfly taking advantage of the pond's eco-system, it’s doing so by hunting the very insects that the pond attracts.  Taking its size into account, nothing on earth can out-perform a dragonfly’s phenomenal aerial capabilities!

Neon Skimmer - Libellula croceipennis