Environmental News

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


Diane Shader Smith

Bring More Birds to Your Home with Native Plants

By adding native plants to your yard, balcony, garden, or rooftop, you can help birds in the face of climate change, urban development, and other threats.

What, why, and how of pollinators

Provide pollinators with a wide variety of native flowers that will help them over the entire course of the early spring into the fall.

OCC continues water conservation efforts as California’s drought worsens

Orange Coast College addresses water conservation through student awareness, along with environmentally influenced decision-making as California’s drought grows more severe at an alarming rate.

Native Plant Program Teaches Homeowners How to Help Wildlife

Declining wildlife and plant populations threaten ecosystems that have thrived for centuries

Third annual “Desert Tortoise Week” kicks off in October

Local, federal and nonprofit organizations throughout the entire range of the Mojave desert tortoise are coming together to raise awareness and promote recovery of one of the desert’s most iconic species through a series of events starting in October.

Gallery at 48 Natoma explores nature’s beauty

Three artists will be featured in the next exhibit at the Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom with Randy Honerlah showcasing his large, stylized paintings, floral watercolors by Judy Lew Loose and Lutz Hornischer’s wood sculptures.

Fall Planting Season Begins October 1 at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

Starting, Friday, October 1, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden (SBBG) is excited to kick off the fall planting season. 

Spreading Native Plant Seeds for the Future of Urban Landscapes

UC Davis Partnering on Project to Give Seeds to Locals

Are all invasive species objectionable?

California’s iceplants exemplify a dilemma. To someone unfamiliar with the origin of iceplants, the spreading blanket of healthy vegetation might seem a horticultural dream.

Help North State pollinators: Turn your garden into a California wildflower wonderland

Decide which wildflowers are going to work best with the bulbs you planted.