Environmental News

A curated set of environmental news stories brought to you by the Gottlieb Native Garden team.

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Beat the COVID-19 Blues With These Wildlife and Nature Livecams

We’ve picked some great webcams around the globe to help keep you sane in these trying times. 

How to Make Hummingbird Nectar

In a few easy steps, you can bring these nectar-loving birds to your feeder.

Keeping cats indoors could blunt adverse effects to wildlife

A new study shows that hunting by house cats can have big effects on local animal populations because they kill more prey, in a given area, than similar-sized wild predators. 

How to Make a Lasagna Garden

Lasagna gardening is a no-dig, no-till organic gardening method that results in rich, fluffy soil with very little work from the gardener.

South County Girl Scouts Earn Esteemed Gold Award

Five Local Gold Award Girl Scouts Develop Programs that are Making a Lasting Difference in the Community

MOJAVE ROCK RANCH REINVENTS THE DESERT GARDEN

Take a visual stroll through this unusual landscape to see what innovative designers achieve when faced with a huge arid site surrounded on three sides by steep cliffs.

Habitat California: Flora & Fauna Exhibition Assembles Contemporary Works Alongside Historic Paintings from Private Collections

The exhibition presents over 100 works of art in wide-ranging styles and media, including plein air landscape paintings, botanical drawings, and sculpture as well as installation art, video, film, and internet art. 

SUCCULENT CARE

Discover six secrets for growing succulents successfully in your own garden

WILDLIFE AT DESCANSO


To create a safe habitat for wildlife, Descanso Gardens does not use pesticides or herbicides in the Gardens. In turn, these creatures increase the health of the Gardens by munching on pests, including insects and rodents.

Linda Adams: Living with wildlife

Rodent Control methods using poisons has been detrimental to pets and natural predators.