Environmental News

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


Diane Shader Smith

Fireflies: Getting to Know the Jewels of the Night

Join Candace Fallon, Senior Endangered Species Conservation Biologist with the Xerces Society, as she takes us into the world of the firefly. 

Western Glide Butterfly Kit

This kit will help you/your family start a garden with the right plants and a water source for monarchs to thrive. Choose the regional option for the native milkweed for your state. 

Plants for Birds

Bring more birds to your home with native plants

Audubon for Kids!

This page aims to bring together activities from across Audubon’s national network of environmental educators, including the classroom curriculum Audubon Adventures, plus related DIY activities and content from Audubon’s editors. 


A fantastic search website for all things related to birds in North America.

Biologist receives award from the American Ornithological Society

Tom Smith, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, was honored by the American Ornithological Society for decades of work studying birds.

Start Now To Prevent Mosquito-Borne Disease and Keep Our Pollinators Safe

Now, more than ever, we recognize the critical importance of taking preventative steps to preserve public health.

Joshua trees recommended for threatened species listing

The Joshua trees that help define the landscape of the Hi-Desert are being recommended for classification as a threatened species by state officials, marking a huge leap toward long-term conservation of the quirky, iconic plant.

On the 50th Earth Day, take collective action for the planet

Reducing your own carbon footprint is not as powerful as calling governments and companies to account.

Farmers Play Key Role in Protecting Tricolored Blackbirds

Watch this video by Audubon’s partner Dairy Cares in the Central Valley