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.

Reptiles and Amphibians


Slender Salamander


San Diego Gopher Snake
California Striped Racer
Southern Pacific Rattlesnake - Crotalus oreganus helleri

Coast Range Fence Lizard
Western Side-blotched Lizard
San Diego Alligator Lizard - Elgaria multicarinata webbii
Skilton's Skink - Plestiodon skiltonianus skiltonianus

Pacific Tree Frog - Pseudacris regill
Black-bellied Slender Salamander - Batrachoseps nigriventris