The Gottlieb Native Garden

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.

National Geographic Films in the Garden!

Red Rock Films was in the GNG for a couple of days this week, filming hummingbirds for an up-coming National Geographic special on California.  Using regular and extremely high-speed video cameras, they were able to capture stunning footage of hummingbirds feeding and interacting in the garden.

Hummingbirds were the focus of the day, but a quick thinking cinematographer was able to capture this Hooded Oriole taking off from its perch.  Keep in mind that this slow motion clip represents about one second in human time – thank you for sharing the footage Owen!

Hooded Oriole