Gardening for Wildlife
One of the exciting benefits of gardening with native plants is their ability to attract a wide range of wildlife, especially native species. In fact, the Gottlieb Native Garden is home to over 450 unique species of animals—from ants to bats to birds to lizards. This catalogue lists all the native fauna that have been discovered in the garden.
Various methods are used for assembling data on animals in the garden, including observation, collecting and photographing with both hand-held and remote cameras. Some animals are simple to identify down to species level. These would include mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians. Arthropods can be a different story. We do our best to identify insects, arachnids and similar animals to species level, but sometimes have to settle with simply placing them in a tribe or family.