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.

Bathing Hooded Orioles

Hooded Orioles will begin leaving the Los Angeles area by mid-summer, heading down to their wintering grounds in Western Mexico.  Adult males can begin leaving as early as late July, with females and juveniles beginning to depart in late August.  Here two adults enjoy a cool bath in the GNG.

This adult male Hooded Oriole is briefly joined by another male who gets chased off.

Adult female Hooded Oriole