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.

Providing Protein for Growing Chicks

Even late into June, many bird species are still feeding young, some on their second or third broods.  The mealworm feeders are kept well stocked as appreciative parents collect food for their young. Six species visit the mealworm feeders regularly, including the elusive Wrentit.  This remarkably sedentary bird spends its entire adult life in an area measuring just over an acre.  Having a Wrentit reside within the GNG is really quite extraordinary!

Song Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco.

California Towhee


Bewick's Wren