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.

Animals Leave Clues…

…and a feather is a good one.  We found this down feather blowing in the breeze recently.  The color scheme of faint brownish stripes against pale-yellow on this large down feather points to Great Horned Owl.  We’ll keep alert for other signs that this raptor is in the area.