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.

Oak Titmouse shows Fox Squirrel Who's Boss

Eastern Fox Squirrels can and will rob nests, but in the video below, this bad-boy finds out what happens when you stick your nose in the wrong place – you get walloped!  A secure nesting box gives the occupant a fighting chance against predators.  In this case an Oak Titmouse mother knew just what to do when a predator was investigating her nest.  And because the only way into this box is through a small entrance hole (the box is well made and cannot be torn apart), she will not be seeing this squirrel again anytime soon.