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.

Slow Days at the Hummingbird Feeders

We have to wonder why hummingbirds are not drinking at feeders with their usual ferocity.  Once reason might be that they are taking advantage of the recent wildflower bonanza and getting the majority of their nectar from another source.  Hopefully this is true and they’ll be back at the GNG feeders by summer!

Below, an Allen’s Hummingbird feeds from Dudleya pulverulenta flowers.