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.

Small Drip Bath

Water can be offered to wildlife in many ways.  A small drip-bath on the ground is perfect for drinking and bathing, especially ground dwelling species.  In the video below, many birds can be seen coming for a drink (and some for a quick bath) from their chosen sneaky routes.

Species, in order of appearance:

White-crowned Sparrow - adult
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
California Towhee
Lincoln's Sparrow
Hermit Thrush
Lesser Goldfinch
Whit-crowned Sparrow - juvenile
House Finch
California Ground Squirrel