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.

102° in the Shade

We have been experiencing extreme temptures lately and the shallow fountain has been very popular with all the birds in the GNG!  These two videos are interesting in that different species of birds choose to have bathing parties together.  The first clip is mostly House Finches and the second clip is mostly Lesser Goldfinches.  Remarkably, they were recorded only a few minutes apart from each other.

Many House Finches - Tuesday 10:28am

Many Lesser Goldfinches - Tuesday 10:31am