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.

The 2017 Native Bee Season has Begun

For the most part, our native bees have been inactive for the winter but are now being seen in the GNG. Two weeks of warmth and a few 80° days have triggered them to life.  On one day alone we found five bee species not observed in the garden before!  One of those previously unseen species is pictured below, cleaning its tongue while in flight after nectaring at a flower.

Anthophorine Bee - Anthophora curta