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.

My Bath! Number Two

An Allen’s Hummingbird quickly vacates the square fountain for an arriving thirsty Hermit Thrush. This video allows a good-long view of a bird that usually keeps itself well out of sight. Hermit Thrushes only winter here and will be around for a couple of more months before migrating to their higher elevation breeding grounds.

Allens' Hummingbird and Hermit Thrush