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.

Vivid Dancer Damselflies

The Vivid Dancer is probably the most common damselfly in the Santa Monica Mountains, and at the moment they are abundant in the GNG.  Even though they will ultimately lay their eggs in the upper pond (the lower pond does not have the ecosystem to support their nymphs), they can be found courting in every corner of the garden.

Vivid Dancer - Argia vivida

Vivid Dancer - Argia vivida