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.

Juvenile Red-tailed Hawks

A couple of months ago, biologist Dan Cooper brought to our attention that a pair of Red-tailed Hawks had nested in the canyon below the GNG.  Well, they successfully fledged two chicks and now the two siblings are spending a lot of time in the garden.  For the most part, their day consists of practicing their hunting skills (the ground squirrels have been very nervous these days) and begging their parents for food.  Hopefully they will both survive and find territories that they each can call their own.

Red-tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis

A sibling game of chase!

Contemplating the next meal...